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Old 15 February 2009, 12:15   #1
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Christening the new rib

Managed a quick launch for a couple of hrs down at Stannah(Blackpool)today and finally christened the humber.Fantastic boat,wanted to stay out longer but due to the tide it wasn't possible.Roll on the summer!!
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Old 15 February 2009, 14:08   #2
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Looking good Mark.
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Old 15 February 2009, 14:42   #3
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Very nice!
Not launched off Stannah yet. Always been recommended not too. How do you find it?
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Lookin' good! The maiden voyage is a good feeling. We poured champers over ours (not the whole bottle) and kept the cork which is now attached to the key.
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Looks great, is that "brand new"?

Like the orange and black detail.
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Is that the 'no mates' version with just the single chair?
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Is that the 'no mates' version with just the single chair?
Just like my first rib Everyone else had the bouncy seats round the side , never did em any harm
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Looks great, is that "brand new"?

Like the orange and black detail.
Yep,its brand new and the orange colour certainly stands out.

Was a bugger today at Stannah as the creek is very narrow and there wasnt much water.There is also no room for error otherwise you end up grounded on the mud for 10 hours!!
Better to stick to the large spring tides at Stannah or Knott end slip or beach launch for the smaller tides depending on the weather/wind
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Yep,its brand new and the orange colour certainly stands out.

Was a bugger today at Stannah as the creek is very narrow and there wasnt much water.There is also no room for error otherwise you end up grounded on the mud for 10 hours!!
Better to stick to the large spring tides at Stannah or Knott end slip or beach launch for the smaller tides depending on the weather/wind
Have been using Knott end but after each launch I have to drive around the river back up to fleetwood to see my mum and dad because If I didn't visit I'd have my ear chewed off. So Stannah seems like a better option. Been and had a look and it looks tight. Reading about it on boat launch you have to launch at low tide so you can see the banks sticking out of the water? Knowing my luck!

Cracking looking RIB, will have to get together for a cruise sometime
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it certainly looked and sounded nice when you visited us at knott end slip after we had dropped the clients off. We waited an hour or so for the tide to drop away and calm the slip off. Pulled out at around 1630 eventually. Long day, my bunch of insomniacs wanted to be up and running by 0800 and away early for various personal reasons.
Stanah is I think even worse this year, we put the ocean pro in there last week for a blast and to blow the cobwebs off it. Neaps are a waste of time, springs may just give you a couple of hours either side of high, perhaps! The tide on saturday was a good 9m plus but it had dropped away to an alleged 8.3 on sunday but I doubt it even made that.
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