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Old 08 May 2007, 03:52   #101
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info on the mary slim

What's a VSV? The acronym stands for Very Slender Vessel and applies to the boat shown above, the needle-like MarySlim, a 72-foot wave-piercing yacht design created and crafted by Multimarine Composites Limited. The boat was unveiled today at a ceremony at the Royal William Yard in Plymouth, England. The £1.5 million boat can cut through waves in any conditions and the hull and windscreen have been constructed to withstand the pressure of 50 tons of water. MarySlim has a range of 1800 miles and hits a cruising speed of 25 knots. Multimarine is looking into running her on bio-diesel (like the Earthrace yacht, which is currently racing around the world). The owners' cabin is in the bow is comfortable and has a double berth, hanging lockers and en suite head and shower. There are also four single berths with separate heads. Nothing too lavish here but the boat has a modern saloon molded stone counters, light paint finishes and bamboo flooring.
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Old 08 May 2007, 04:28   #102
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Well, testament to the wind conditions yesterday...

Mid morning, I'd say about 11:30am a yacht motored into Haslar with the top 6' of its jib sail torn to shreads... It was blowing so hard across the marina that at one point we were having trouble standing on the pontoon - a good day for doing PB1
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Thanks for helping out on the Powerboat Instructors course at Haslar Sea School for Doug Innes and myself , much appreciated .
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Old 08 May 2007, 04:48   #103
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Thanks for helping out on the Powerboat Instructors course at Haslar Sea School for Doug Innes and myself , much appreciated .
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No worries Tim, any time - I had fun and actually learned some new stuff!
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Old 08 May 2007, 05:11   #104
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Now I'm sure that's not ENTIRELY true, is it Pete?
See it is true

So Viv and I go for a quiet drink in the Ribnet Members Club and what do we find, well, wet foot prints across the carpet followed by a group of soggy members all staring into empty beer glasses. I make a mental note to have a chat with the Commodore about dress standards in the club, (we will have girls standing at the bar next )

We offer to stand a round and its turned down, blimey must be ruff out there but Matt and Liz have big smiles and explain that for once they didn't leave a trail of flotsam behind them which Viv is pleased to here after fishing the last lot out

Tim M's Evolution turns up with the Ghetto blaster playing at full volume, easily heard half way across Portsmouth Harbour, but despite waving and inviting them in, the crew choose to curb crawl around the marina instead.

Back on the pontoons Biggles and friend have been busy with the chemicals as the yellow rib looks spotless, thumbs up for TFR. Matt and Liz give the Avon a quick check and despite some earlier submarine training she is dry, so is Liz, although Matt has a squelching noise from each leg of his drysuit, we try not to notice.

We drive round to Lee on Solent on the way home and see the intrepid team ploughing there way back to Warsash across a grey and choppy Solent but both going well and keeping close together.

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you got a pic of your rib from an elevated view bedajim, love to see those jigsaw wear patches.

There you go (I did think it may look like a wot no from the side )
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Old 08 May 2007, 08:30   #106
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what is the last boat
It's Richard Reddyhof's latest toy

Looks like a seriously cool piece of kit!

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Old 08 May 2007, 14:35   #107
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Tim M's Evolution turns up with the Ghetto blaster playing at full volume, easily heard half way across Portsmouth Harbour, but despite waving and inviting them in, the crew choose to curb crawl around the marina instead.
That's cos it was two of my potential PBI's getting in a bit of practice, not Tim M! I did have a word with them later about stereo volume...
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That's cos it was two of my potential PBI's getting in a bit of practice, not Tim M! I did have a word with them later about stereo volume...

Yes - we couldn't hear it inside the bar!!
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Old 08 May 2007, 18:48   #109
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There you go (I did think it may look like a wot no from the side )
Looks realy nice mate! Roy did tell me about the gut that ordered Jigsaw wear patches some time ago.

Nice console too! Is that an Outhill one?
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A seriously Sexy Bow shot!

I think She needs some tubes though.
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