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Old 08 May 2004, 12:36   #1
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Lowestoft boat show

I went to the first anual Lowestoft boat show this afternoon. I was a little disapointed at the first; having paid 5 to get in, I expect more boat, and fewer burger vans! There weren't many people either, given the weather this wasn't suppprising.
Having looked at the twenty or so non-food related stands on the shore, I went down to the pontoons. Here about 20 various boats including RIBs and hovercraft were on display.
The highlight of the afternoon was a trip on the "Sothwold Voguer" - a 9.5m RIB with 2 225hp Mercury Optimax's on the back. It seats 12 in bucket seats, and for 15 will take you for a 30 minute "sea blast". This is really worth the money, and is piloted (i think) by the crew of the Southwold lifeboat.
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The Newfoundland rescue dogs also did a display. (Sorry for the poor pic. quality - I was using low-res mode!)
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Then, they sent 12 people out in a SIB, threw them in, and got one of the dogs to pull everybody back in. That's 12 people, and a boat, all at once!!!
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We also saw some of the huge sails being made for the new wind-farm at Scroby sands off Great Yarmouth.
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The Newfoundland rescue dogs also did a display.
Fantastic, those dogs are awesome - if they retrieve shot ducks as well as they do humans I'll be trading in my labrador tomorrow
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12 people ina sib!

Well Timboli I wonder if they managed to get THAT on the plane...

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A SIB with a 40hp engine!
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IThe highlight of the afternoon was a trip on the "Sothwold Voguer" - a 9.5m RIB with 2 225hp Mercury Optimax's on the back. It seats 12 in bucket seats, and for 15 will take you for a 30 minute "sea blast". This is really worth the money, and is piloted (i think) by the crew of the Southwold lifeboat.
Here's a pic of same taken last weekend......
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