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Old 11 April 2004, 02:03   #31
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Great Looking boat Steve. Still awaiting delivery of mine. Ordered October 14th!!!
Glad to see all wearing lifejackets etc. You must have had a good instructor for your level 2 course!
Best of luck.
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Old 11 April 2004, 02:42   #32
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This is mine and Nick West's new Boats sitting in Bembridge
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Old 11 April 2004, 05:31   #33
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Tim,

Had to use the ferry glide in anger yesterday to get the boat onto the pontoon with a crowd of onlookers.....went without a hitch, nice one!
Still not too happy with anything over about 28 Kn - the confidence will come. thanks again for the top class training, catch up with you soon.

will post more pics of Steve's (sapphire tbc) and mine (bleu et blanc) when I figure out how to upload!!!

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Old 11 April 2004, 06:15   #34
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Had to use the ferry glide in anger yesterday to get the boat onto the pontoon with a crowd of onlookers.....went without a hitch, nice one!
What's a Ferry Glide if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 11 April 2004, 12:55   #35
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Ferry Glide

Hightower,

Now there's doing it and defining it!

I suppose the definition would be 'using the tide and wind to assist with slow speed handling' get the bow into the wind or tide (whichever is the strongest force) and allow it to push the bow sideways whilst using the forward (or reverse if astern) gear in tickover to gently glide into position for docking on berth........????

Ask Tim, he will be able to explain, or alternatively, read Peter White's book 'Powerboating - RIB and Sportsboat handling'

Out today.......Steve Care is sucking the fuel out of his inboard tank like there's no tommorrow.......Full throttle!!!!

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Out today.......Steve Care is sucking the fuel out of his inboard tank like there's no tommorrow.......Full throttle!!!!

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You wait till you get moving your be right behind me in the fuel que
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Great Looking boat Steve. Still awaiting delivery of mine. Ordered October 14th!!!
Glad to see all wearing lifejackets etc. You must have had a good instructor for your level 2 course!
Best of luck.
Thanks David

And the Tuition was the best.

How do you sleep at night all those peope turning up to drive your new boat
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Had to use the ferry glide in anger yesterday to get the boat onto the pontoon with a crowd of onlookers.....went without a hitch, nice one!
Still not too happy with anything over about 28 Kn - the confidence will come. thanks again for the top class training, catch up with you soon.

will post more pics of Steve's (sapphire tbc) and mine (bleu et blanc) when I figure out how to upload!!!

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Hi Nick glad you are having fun, with the ferry glide, i see already someone is asking you how to do it, hope to see you out on the water pop in next time you are passing.
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Old 12 April 2004, 03:18   #39
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And the Tuition was the best.

How do you sleep at night all those peope turning up to drive your new boat
I'm more worried about them using the loan Rib which I have from Ribcraft at the moment!!!
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Old 12 April 2004, 16:16   #40
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Steve,
Great to meet you at last, I can honestly say that Iv'e had one of the best weekends that I can remember; taking the new boat out and getting Anna & the boys involved has really opened up new avenues....cliche sorry!. The memory of our twin ( even though yours is longer and bigger....phnarrr!) boats lined up together on the pontoon at Bembridge will last, as will the endless amount of people you seemed to have willing to go aboard, with you being a full throttle merchant!.......I am p***ed off that Tesco won't fill more than 5 ltr tanks.... I will disguise it in the back of the car.

Catch up with you soon I hope, I'm a bit of an unsociable B*****d normally, so maybe Ribnet and having a Rib will change this.

I reckon you had at least 50 different people on board this weekend...Mr Popular, nice to meet Jan and the Kids.

Full Throttle Mr Care.......Take Care!

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