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Old 30 October 2013, 16:12   #21
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1976 - a bit of practice without getting wet.



(My Dad made that boat in our garage and it was painted a different colour every year or so)
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Old 30 October 2013, 20:43   #22
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well i started sailing dingys at 9 i bought my first sib at 10, then my first rib at 13. i now sail lasers and still have that rib. i am also only 16 so not too long.
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Old 31 October 2013, 12:23   #23
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Old 31 October 2013, 17:06   #24
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Started sailing Mirror dinghies about 1998.
First handled a RIB 11th August 1999 (the day of the total solar eclipse).

It was a Narwhal. Probably about 4m, but 9-year-old me wasn't paying attention to that sort of thing...
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Old 31 October 2013, 17:16   #25
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Erm....think it was 1973-my first memory is being afloat.
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Old 31 October 2013, 18:04   #26
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First SIB c.1962 & first motorised (Seagull) sib (Nautisport I think) 1970!
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Old 01 November 2013, 03:33   #27
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I've been talking with mum and reminiscing about old times. My lot were fishermen from where I live now and that's about it. Was on the boats as a babe so that's 58 years. I can remember a black zodiac. My mum was telling me about an old ply powerboat that the old man got with a hole in the bottom. He tried to repair it and got it in the water only to have the ply rip off at speed the water came in went straight up between mums legs and took her glasses off
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Old 01 November 2013, 04:10   #28
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Old 02 November 2013, 06:13   #29
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Late 60's Dad's Shakespeare Speedboat ...Fastest in Lyme at the Time!
Then loads of Various sized SIB's for Diveing...and plenty of Boring Helm work..following Bubbles!!!...(Befor SMB's!!)
I can remember the Guys talking about these NEW!! Hi-Bred, half hard Boat-Half Inflatables!!...RIB's the Gamechanger!!..Flatacraft-Avons Humber-Zodiacs-Ribcrafts
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my first memory is being afloat.

Probubly cuz yew waz stil inn yor muvvers woom surrowndid bi amnyottic flooid

Yor secund memmory iz heerin yor muvver saiy 'fuk mee, wots dat'
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