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Old 12 January 2003, 06:22   #41
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Talking about batteries..........
now heres a funny thing.
On a now famous occasion (immortalised in the film/video "RIB Cruising"), I was coming back from the Scillies in my 6.2m Avon in a F5 going on 6.
The constant slamming of the boat eventually drove the bolts, holding the battery box to the deck, up through the bottom of the battery itself, cracking two of the cells. The resultant mess is dificult to describe and was even more difiicult to clean up.
Please check your battery and box and make sure that the battery is mounted on an appropriately thick piece of reinforced rubber matting and/or that the bolts holding the box down are either countersunk or in some way clear of the battery base.
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Old 12 January 2003, 15:19   #42
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Now that's what I call proper, constructive, RIB specific advice. Thanks, Brian!
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Old 12 January 2003, 15:39   #43
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Flankers a good bloke,and is too proud to respond, with his cap in his hand.I agree with his feelings on the matter.I for one feel he has a lot to contribute and will be an asset of rib.net in the future.As his learning curve re boats is of use to all who are new.

Im saddened and concerned at how some walk away so easy from a fellow person who enjoyed our company and points we made.I dont and will stand up for what I see is right.We all make the decisions in the posts we enter its a forum, and will not be in existance withought different points of view.

Come back Flanker although I know you will not as the damage has been done,unless there is a real hero amongst us and somebody puts the past in the past and if there honest then any of Flankers posts were not that bad.

JK will you be man enough to email him and explain we all want him back with his Madness.
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Surely he'd have more to offer if he actually bought a RIB or SIB instead?

I can see why his account had been suspended, and to be honest, I support John here. When he is allowed back however, providing he doesn't make the same mistakes again, I've got no problems with him.

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Old 12 January 2003, 15:50   #46
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Surely he'd have more to offer if he actually bought a RIB or SIB instead?
He must start from somewhere and after he was fleased, conned etc by a so called 'RIB outlet' when he was trying to buy a RIB I don't blame Flanker getting a Glastron.
Also Flanker has a family to consider and a SIB or an open RIB wouldl not be suitable for him.
He just waits for right time to get his cabin RIB and then ....


FLANKER IS WELLCOME ON MY BOAT ANY TIME!!
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May quietly point out that Mr Burns never did explain why he maintained that he'd been "conned", either publicly (OK I did very directly ask him NOT to do this as he was risking slandering a well established business) or privately. As I understand it, no money changed hands, the RIB looked perfectly genuine, and in fact he made a verbal agreement to purchase the boat, then placed conditions on the deal, complaining bitterly when the dealer sold it to someone who wanted to complete the deal straight away. If you were the dealer what would you have done? Sorry to rake up "Old mud" but that's just the way the facts looked to me. Enough said.
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Old 12 January 2003, 17:45   #48
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Your varied comments re inforce my point that this is a Open forum.I dont agree with what your saying Pepper or Narked but that doesnt mean that I want you banned.It may be that you at a different time, on a different subject make a point that will be relevant to me.Thats my and your decisions.Thats the benefit of a forum.Im sure if Charles meets Flanker as I have, he will feel completley different about him. he said what he believed in, and didnt go with the flow.

Sorry Charles to disagree on this subject but you I am sure will feel different about Flanker if you knew him.

His posts have been very helpful and he has been honest about the problems he has had.

If he said something that you all were offended at then so be it.He is entitled to his view,and it is your responsibility to decide weather it is helpful to you or not,on every post not just Flankers Posts.Having no boat he still let everybody know where good deals were and tried to point out what was out there.

We all have different views on different subjects,thats how we learn.

I would like him back as he is a asset, if you are prepared to mail him JK.

If not then that is up to you,but my feeling will be that this forum isnt as open as I believed it is, if thats the case.?

Thanks JK as also if your honest, you dont know Flanker either.

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It's an open forum to a large extent yes, but what you must also realise is that it is 100% a dictatorship. No forum should be 100% open, it just doesn't work. There are a few other forums I've used where there is absolutely no moderation, noone sets any rules down, and to be frank, they are bloody awful places. However, compared to a lot of other forums on the internet, boating related and other, this forum is bloody well open. JK has done a great job of keeping the peace but not really in any way restricting the fun.

If someone repeatedly annoys the administrator, then they're doing something wrong. Yes, Flanker does occasionally make useful posts and comments, but he does also keep winding people up, whether he means to or not. You'd think after the first suspension it would have clicked in his mind, but perhaps it hasn't. This would be, what, his third chance now?

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Old 12 January 2003, 18:03   #50
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Quote.

"Surely he'd have more to offer if he actually bought a RIB or SIB instead?"

Hey Narked, ever heard of the phrase "live by the sword die by the sword" surely your above quote would have to apply to you as well. Perhaps you should wait till you own a boat before making any more comments like that.
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