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Old 09 May 2005, 13:07   #1
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We meet the Legendary JW at last!

Work took Paul and me to Edinburgh for the Bank Holiday weekend. So we were able to take Sheila and Jeff Walker up on a long-standing invitation.

And it was magic...

From meeting their exotic pets ...to an impromptu cruise across the Firth to beautiful Elie...and a visit to the Scottish Boat Jumble!!!
(Stevetheboat and Jan get everywhere (thought we were bad!) .

And the very famous RIB 'Coot' is the Rolls Royce of Humbers . The detail in that cabin was fantastic.

Yep, tick the box. JWalker is a legend

Thanks for your welcome and hospitality Sheila and Jeff. A truly warm Celtic welcome. Look forward to your visit to the Solent any time at all (at all).

Pictures will be included here which is why it's on the gallery thread!

Brill weekend...

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Old 09 May 2005, 13:14   #2
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Thank you for your kind compliments but embarrassing or what?
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Old 09 May 2005, 13:19   #3
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Thank you for your kind compliments but embarrassing or what?
You're welcome Gandalf!

We're just having to resize the photos cos you're a tall laddie

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Old 09 May 2005, 13:46   #4
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Clockwise...

1)Arrive to be greeted by Jeff and his guard "dog"
2) Launching
3) The famous cabin
4) Jeff and Sheila...'Och ye'll nae be posting these on RIBnet now will ye!'
5) Textbook recovery
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Old 09 May 2005, 13:54   #5
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1. Leaving Elie (beaut place )
2. Coot's Rooster!!!!!!
3. Special prop lying about the house...anyone know what it is? (Bogib does )
4. Welcome Home !!!
5. Lighthouse at Elie
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Old 09 May 2005, 14:03   #6
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1.Boat Jumble : West Coast. Rained a bit tho!
2.'Undercover'... (yellow jacket) JW gets those vital nuts and bolts!
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Beautiful boat....do you happen to have any pictures or information on how the Yanmar outboard is mounted, and how it is moved into position when needed?
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Old 09 May 2005, 14:38   #8
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Over to Jeff


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Good to see Ribsters who are somewhere other than the Solent, for a change Paul! Nice piccies (now I know what you were all up to )

Pleasure to see Jeff and yourself Paul, at the Irvine Boat Jumble (we were at another the folllowing day in Preston! - hope the Radio is proving to be the right choice Jeff and ,by the way we havent forgotten (just been sooo busy),
your data card should be on its way very very shortly.

All the best Steve & Jan
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Steady on Paul & Kathleen. Hope ya got ya visas and passports stamped when you reached the Watford border!!!!!!!!!!

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