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Old 15 July 2009, 12:14   #1
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Ribcraft 3.5 and trip up the Thames

Probably one of the most fun boats I have ever driven - Ribcraft 3.5 with a Mariner 30 on the back. Literally turned on the spot. Took it into the Solent the other evening to test it before taking up the Thames the next day to St Katherines. Nice run from Putney, minor panic when engine alarm came on (turned out to be plastic bag preventing cooling water getting in - soo much rubbish in the Thames). If you ever find your self in the market for a really capable tender this has got to be it. Rides just like a smaller version of the 4.8 (which it is based on). Last pic is locking into St Kats. If you ever do the Thames cruise its very easy to lock in and out (providing you book your space before hand) and makes a good central spot to stop and have lunch etc. I left the RIB there and got the tube back to Putney which took about an hour (at rush hour).
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Old 17 July 2009, 08:22   #2
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Looks like a laugh Tim....

I still miss my 3.4m Avon with 25hp Yam, bloody excellent
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