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Old 29 October 2013, 15:51   #1
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How long have you been at it?!..

The old man found this corker and gave it to my eldest the other day, to cheer her up.

Didn't really realise I'd been mucking about on these things for thirty years now... Shame I still don't really know what I'm doing...
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Old 29 October 2013, 17:59   #2
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well one things certain - there will be no 64page ribnet debate about lifejacket useage!
it could however provoke a debate on 'whats the worst hat your mum gave you'!
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Old 29 October 2013, 18:00   #3
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oh, and to answer the question...it all started off in holiday inflatables before i could even walk.
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it could however provoke a debate on 'whats the worst hat your mum gave you'!
Don't make like this anymore.
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Old 29 October 2013, 18:09   #5
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I had a blue and white one of those hh numbers :-) .

24 years since my first go in an sr4...
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33 years - playing about in powerboats eek! went through a bad spell when I was 14 to 20 when you could find me on sailing dinghy 's - I grew out of that - those who have met me - that was never a truer word!

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OMG - look what you made me root out - that's me at the helm in 1985 - wearing the same type of LJ as Trailer Guy

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Don't look for the kill cord as they weren't invented then

How long have I been at it - 50 years
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That was back when a kill cord was something James Bond pulled out a watch to dispose of the bad guy's henchman!

Me? Boats- goodness knows! Motor boats- probably in the region of 30-ish years and ribs since the summer of 87...

Probably just as well I have no photos, but I did have a bouyancy aid not too dissimilar to TG's...
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Not many RIBs about when these were taken - used to fish every day for two weeks in the summer - can you guess where these were taken?
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Cookee,

Both in Salcombe, below the sailing club on a very low tide for the first one? And Victoria Quay for the second?
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