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Old 17 August 2010, 18:29   #11
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Martini - thanks! Yes, an aluminium jet drive rib would be ideal. Does anyone make aluminium ribs in the UK nowadays?

Malthouse - next trip will probably be to Mont St. Michel on Saturday 28 August. There are loads of tides in September that would be ideal as well.
http://www.robustboats.co.uk/Alimal%20Ribs.htm

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Old 17 August 2010, 18:39   #12
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Is anyone able to buy from Ocean Dynamics? I read that you have to be be commercially licensed before they'll do business with you, in the same way Delta was a while back. In these difficult times I wonder if any RIB manufacturer can afford to be this fussy.
I've never heard this, certainly I haven't seen anything on their site to suggest this. I think they even sell their hulls in kit form or did at one point.

In case anyones not aware, Ocean Dynamics is now part of Mustang Marine boatbuilders in Wales, the ribs they produce are called Ribworker.
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Holy s**t! Ok he can drive a boat I'll give him that
Piffle, it is all about a careful hand on the bucket lever.

Burhou has a couple of little gullies like that, needs similar maneuvering to get in and out. Though I have seen people do it with more shouting and fending.

Can I have a 6.7m Ali Jetdrive please?
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Old 19 August 2010, 16:32   #14
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Holy s**t! Ok he can drive a boat I'll give him that

I remember they were demo'ing these at the very 1st ribex ('99?) in weymouth, epic manoeuvrability
There's one running out of Weymouth, 10mtr long & 4mtr beam. We did a trip into the Portland race with him, fantastic boat.
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Another fascinating expedition, and a great vid too, very professional edit. We must try and arrange a Jersey Ribnetters cruise with you and maybe get Gotchiguy along too.
Yes looks like great fun! I am however rather too attached to my gearbox for something like this!...
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Old 21 August 2010, 14:10   #17
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Yes looks like great fun! I am however rather too attached to my gearbox for something like this!...
It was more anxiety provoking than fun to be honest and most of my original gearbox is now on the bed of the Couesnon river in front of the new barrage. Still, a few of us may be going to Mont St. Michel next Saturday if you fancy coming along.
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It was more anxiety provoking than fun to be honest and most of my original gearbox is now on the bed of the Couesnon river in front of the new barrage. Still, a few of us may be going to Mont St. Michel next Saturday if you fancy coming along.
As long as there is somewhere soft-ish to beach the hull, I would love to join you one day on a trip by boat to the MSM, have been many times by car, but it would change the experience completely arriving by boat, especially a flotilla of British ribs, we get a ton of attention wherever we go, I can't imagine what the reaction would be with Martini and you along too!! The french really do admire all our boats in a fanatical kind of way

Unfortunately we won't be able to make it this saturday, we're going home for a week since Gotchidad needs to work the juice that wot the etec drinks has got to be paid for I suppose and we've other commitments. Back next monday, and will definitely be coming up to Jersey however, in the first week of September/end august for a service at GT marine to get the engine checked over, so if you're around at that time (any others of you on here too obviously) we'd love to join you for an evening on Chausey or Minquiers or wherever pity the trip down here hasn't yet come to fruition though though theres always the winter to come
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The french really do admire all our boats in a fanatical kind of way
I feel similarly about their women, especially those from the more southerly latitudes.
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