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Old 09 July 2004, 16:08   #61
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Old 09 July 2004, 16:11   #62
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Old 09 July 2004, 16:18   #63
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Old 09 July 2004, 17:01   #64
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Hey what’s this volunteering me for BBQ duties then.......Have you tasted my cooking......I can tell you now, you won’t run out of fuel after my offerings and if you do!



I'll blast you all out the water with my Torpedo’s if you do run out off gas, be assured!!!!!
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Old 09 July 2004, 18:33   #65
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why have you got a dogs winkle on the side or your rib?
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I wouldn't know what one looked like. But you obviously do!
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Right, got the first general meeting under our belts. It was a covert operation conducted some where off of Stokes Bay in force 6/7 winds at about 17:30Hrs Saturday between Myself and Biggles (Nick).

Biggles pretended to be broken down, so we went to assist, of course it was a ploy!! With two other RIBs in escort Nick told me I was doing the BBQ and that was that. .

Nice to meet you Nick and look forward to seeing you in the near future. It was fun though.....wasn't it?

Andy

PS. I left the bungs out by mistake, zoomed all over the Solent and covered 30nm, and you know what! No water entered the bilge. I only noticed when we tied up at the Sunsail pontoon at Port Solent for a coffee. I find that unbelivable...
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Old 10 July 2004, 20:31   #68
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Hightower (Andy), Hi Mate,

Thats a mean RIB you have there. Me and my mates were all jealous. Were your two passengers doing Community service then. It looked as if you were torturing the poor devils.

Was that a force 6/7. Must say I hadn't noticed !!! Last weekend it was even worse (Old Fishermans Tale).

It took us 2 hours to get from Hayling Island to the Folly Inn going head on into the wind and waves, probably a 30 minute blast on a good day.

About an hour to get back, with a couple of stops as one of our group was slowly losing his A frame from all the bashing around

It was good to meet a fellow RIB Net member.

I just wish this awful weather would go. One good side is that I now have a better understanding of what my boat is capable of. It seems the designers have it right with the boats capabilities, its just us users that have to get over the fear factor and the uncomfortable conditions. At one stage I had 4 inches of water in the boat. Fingers crossed that the bilge pump kept working.

Both my mates (Non RIB Net members, Can't get on with PCs) asked who you were and I told them that you were the RIB Net Chef. Well impressed I must say. They are looking forward to your BBQ Spare RIBs, (No Pun intended).

I look forward to the IOW trip and meeting some more new faces.

When I get chance I will post some ideas for the trip.

Regards Nick Reis.
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When I got back last night I went straight to a weather site and looked at the history. At 17:00hrs it was blowing 28mph, that a 6/7 according to my chart? I guess because it was a westerly we were protected from the worst of it.

Havn't you got an elephants trunk fitted into your transom on the Avon, to clear deck water? On my Kohaku all I've got is this and a manual bilge pump. I did buy two bilge pumps with intention of using at least one of them, but at the moment they are resigned to sitting on a shelf in the garage.

I still can't get over the fact that I left the bungs out and no water entered, or perhaps I did, but underway it all came out...

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