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Old 25 January 2004, 12:58   #21
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New tourist attraction at Southend Pier!

As the guys moored up a gentleman in uniform turned up and asked what was happening. He turned out to be the piermaster and couldn't have been a more helpful, friendly or interested chap!
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Old 25 January 2004, 13:39   #22
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Another flying banana pic

Large air dude!
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Old 25 January 2004, 13:40   #23
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and another

waving poseurs.......
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:30   #24
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Essex Boys

La Bamba's crew - Bern, Jason and Richard prior to launching from Burnham
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:32   #25
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Avon tender

He didn't make it from Burnham in this, did he?!
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:35   #26
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Alternative transport

Bored with the progress of his Searider in the chop, Bilge Rat elects to hitch a lift back to Kent with someone even more insane than him....
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The Forts

Following our fish and chips lunch we headed off to the forts for another picture session
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:41   #28
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Parting of ways

Essex and Kent crews compare notes, resolve to do it all again another day and blast off in opposite directions to their respective home ports
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:46   #29
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The nut job on the jet ski was a friend called pete who decided to join us, after nearly dieing of exposure due to the fact all he had on under that dry suit was a pair of shorts (nutter) he and his support rib (the 6metre zodiac) headed back to Queensbourgh to de freeze and from there straight back to Herne Bay as they were attending a black adder theme party at whitstable yacht club that evening, we met up with them back at the slipway and he did look a bit cold.

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Nice pictures guys, it was good to meet up.

Alan, the camera does the business... nice present!!

Well done to Phil whom was airbourne on many occasions during that horrible wind over tide short sharp chop coming up the estuary!!

Hope to meet up again for the Southend Air show. I will start a new thread shortly for that.
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