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Old 24 September 2009, 07:00   #11
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The last Force4, Orange/White wth the 55HP Suzi, was brought by a guy that drove down from Hull and towed it away.
Given the chance, and Mrs Nashers blessing, I'd Buy it Back.
It would upset me to see it around I think, My Ocean is good for what we do with it, but the last Flatacraft was so much fun to just tear around in.



Thanks John hopfully I'll do as good a job wth the full size files.

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I'm sure you will mate. If you need any help just ask. Or send me the full size files and I'll do them for you.
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Old 24 September 2009, 07:17   #12
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memories of simple ribs

Quote "It would upset me to see it around I think, My Ocean is good for what we do with it, but the last Flatacraft was so much fun to just tear around in."

I completely agree, though i wouldnt be upset to see it, be happy to see it being used. Something to be said for simplicity. We sold our 5.4 SR with 3cyl 90 opti on (previously had a 75 mariner old two stroke) after 10 + yrs of fun. The new boat is just awesome in a sea and great for the larger family now, but from 19yrs old when the family bought the SR new, to the age of 31, the SR was awesome, so fast, agile, responsive and nimble to tear around in with groups of friends, skiing, fishing etc every summer in Anglesey. Sooooooo many memories.

We nearly kept it at the last minute but part exed it in the end. Perhaps wrongly so. For the money we should have kept it. Think we got 5k.
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Old 24 September 2009, 08:17   #13
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More old diving...

Here's some from our club archive!
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Now you've started me off...
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Old 24 September 2009, 08:29   #15
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Is that a film cell from Jaws?
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That looks like Start Point Lighthouse in the background on the first image on your second post. You are probably on Beesands like some of my images.

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Now you've started me off...
You have given your age away with that twin hose regulator, most of them are now museum pieces.

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Not me in any of the pics, when I started diving with an aqualung twin hoses had just been supplanted by single hose, but, to some these were the work of the devil.

A couple of years later the "stab jacket" came out mainstream i.e. a British company made something the italians had been banging out for a while. Again, this was the work of the devil - in fact most british diving appears dogged by this atitude reminiscent of the old boot in Croft ad who reckons "sherry is always dark, always will be"
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you guys are the "original" ribbers cool pics love seeing old skool boats in there newness
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Another Flata F4 on Ebay.........

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Flatacraft-For...d=p3286.c0.m14

I had a 45HP Chrysler of similar vintage to that in the ad on my first boat.....mine was an old pig of an engine......seized up in the end.
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