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Old 03 November 2009, 04:08   #101
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Many thanks for all your responses. I am pleased you all had a great day out. We were lucky with the weather but sadly no action shots as unfortunately Tim M was not at Gunwhalf when we turned up. I was hoping to have some shots taken from his rib. We will have to do this again
Can't apologise enough for not being able to make it. Will defiantly make it next time!
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Old 03 November 2009, 16:19   #102
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the rib is about 2800kg then add the 440 ltrs of fuel, then 14 persons say average weight 75kg = 1050kg, add 140kg for liferafts = total about 4400kg

total fuel used was 160 ltr
less than i thought...
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Old 06 November 2009, 09:10   #103
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Hi all,
for those who went on the Solent trip with Andre the other week I was the nervous looking one!!!
I have always been of the opinion that if I was meant to be skipping around in the wake of a million tonne container ship then I would have been gifted with webbed feet and an unhealthy love of fish (!?)
I have spent my time hammering around on good old dry and safe Blighty dry soil in Land Rovers thinking that this was the only way to spend what small amounts of spare time I get since getting married to a boat obsessed speed freak!!!
In fact the nearest I have ever come to paddling around in the water has been when stuck up to the doors in mud!
However, after a couple of trips out on "our" seemingly ever growing collection of vessells, and now after surviving the Solent trip I can see the attraction!!!

Thankyou Andre, and the rest of the people on the boat that day, great fun! I think I am a convert.

Does any one want to swap a very well cared for Land Rover for a 9 metre RIB with 500HP on the back????

Looking forward to going to this France place? I gather it is further away than the Isle of Wight? Not sure how that works? I though you fell off the end of the World if you went too far out of sight of England?
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for those who went on the Solent trip with Andre the other week I was the nervous looking one!!!
I have always been of the opinion that if I was meant to be skipping around in the wake of a million tonne container ship then I would have been gifted with webbed feet and an unhealthy love of fish (!?)
I have spent my time hammering around on good old dry and safe Blighty dry soil in Land Rovers thinking that this was the only way to spend what small amounts of spare time I get since getting married to a boat obsessed speed freak!!!
In fact the nearest I have ever come to paddling around in the water has been when stuck up to the doors in mud!
However, after a couple of trips out on "our" seemingly ever growing collection of vessells, and now after surviving the Solent trip I can see the attraction!!!


Thankyou Andre, and the rest of the people on the boat that day, great fun! I think I am a convert.

Does any one want to swap a very well cared for Land Rover for a 9 metre RIB with 500HP on the back????

Looking forward to going to this France place? I gather it is further away than the Isle of Wight? Not sure how that works? I though you fell off the end of the World if you went too far out of sight of England?
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Ribbing is contagious. I see you have caught the bug

we will do this again for sure if not to France then an outing to the Needles
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Looking forward to it!!
Thankyou for a great day out.

using an inflatable boat around needles sounds a bit iffy though?????
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Looking forward to it!!
Thankyou for a great day out.

using an inflatable boat around needles sounds a bit iffy though?????
no not around only to

for around " ie to thread the needle" one would have to take a hovercraft
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A hovercraft eh?? Now theres a thought???
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I have to admit I have threaded the needles at about 75ft & 120 mph - with one engine its not something I'd recommend if you get nervous ! A whole new meaning to white knuckles !
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yes, those P.C simulators are pretty cool arent they!!!

I would put a smilie after that post, but dunno how to do it...D'OH!!
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