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Old 30 October 2013, 05:26   #11
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They were wearing cock life preservers when I started, I'm only looking forward these days
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Old 30 October 2013, 06:46   #12
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They were wearing cock life preservers when I started, I'm only looking forward these days
You must have had a very stiff resolve to wear one of those as a life preserver...


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Old 30 October 2013, 07:22   #13
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it could however provoke a debate on 'whats the worst hat your mum gave you'!
You're not wrong! She made it for me. Shamefully, I have to admit, that she sewed a bell on the top of it, so she could easily locate me, when I was out of sight!

However, I do like my nonchalant left arm, tucked in to the preserver
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Old 30 October 2013, 07:23   #14
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Both in Salcombe, below the sailing club on a very low tide for the first one? And Victoria Quay for the second?

You're close on the first one - it was in front of the Marine Hotel, the second would have been at Cooks boatyard which was where the Whitestrand car park is now!
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They were wearing cock life preservers when I started, I'm only looking forward these days
Oh that's a classic.
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Old 30 October 2013, 07:55   #16
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Ha ha, I didn't notice that, bloody larf over here, nearly wet myself, would matter too much if I had me cock preserver on , ha, ha ha
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Old 30 October 2013, 08:55   #17
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What were you thinking of when you typed that ?
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Old 30 October 2013, 09:31   #18
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Lovely read here guys... I am 46 years old and I bought my first Avon Rib 3 months ago and I enjoy every minute off it.... Why not earlier ? Lived in Holland most of my life and 12 years in the UK but moved to Southsea on the coast and got hooked.....
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Old 30 October 2013, 09:54   #19
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What were you thinking of when you typed that ?
My money is on spell check..

You know, when most of there pics were taken I bet the jack of predictive spelt check made communications so much less entertaining!




And I remember a life jacket that I would probably have been safer without!
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My aqua life kicked off with sinking Something over thirty years ago I was heading out to dive sites in one of two SIBs with Southsea Dive Club. The club itself had quite an illustrious history, being the place where Octopush was first devised, and being the home 'club' of one Alexander McKee, the true discoverer of the Mary Rose.
I got so used to the handling of SIBs that it came as quite a shock when I found that I did not have to take it so easy over somewhat rougher stuff when I started going to dive sites in RIBs - what luxury
Gradually I got more and more interested in the boats that are an essential part of diving, and got hooked.
Haven't dived now for a couple of years; but my kit in the garage keeps shouting at me
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