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Old 04 January 2012, 14:01   #11
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Well I for one enjoyed all the previous series and am equally looking forward to the new installments. I am sure it will be as dramatic as ever and involve alot of 'couch captain' comments from me....
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Old 04 January 2012, 14:02   #12
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Jack, Whilst its hard to imagine an american without cable TV, its quite common on this side of the pond (indeed we can't even get Cable if we want it here - and Satellite requires planning permission and a very special dish!). However, all your american trash TV is eventually shown on the free "terrestrial" channels over here!
That's just 'cause your Scottish though Last time I was in London (1990s) I'm pretty sure there was some form of cable!
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I don't think any such suggestion has been made. One press report suggests that one of the whaling boats is following them to Australia at a distance of 5 miles, its not clear if this is "shadowing" in case the situation worsens or if it is somehow seen as "hostile". Nothing I have seen suggests that Japanese boats have ignored a distress call.

I'm sure the hull breaking up will feature in the programme though - in an over dramatic "the Steve Irwin battles high seas for 24 hours to get to their colleagues in peril... will they make it in time..." type way... ...nobody will question whether a race boat is the best choice of vessel to take to the Southern Ocean and continuously pound day after day or why the Japanese boats are much bigger and stonger built!

I am now remembering the guy a couple of seasons ago lowering the leg on the shiny merc verado into the rocks, and turning the key! Good times!
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I am now remembering the guy a couple of seasons ago lowering the leg on the shiny merc verado into the rocks, and turning the key! Good times!
Exactly. Well worth a watch....

The primary school teacher from where-ever did a fantastic job of completely destroying that defence-less gearbox.......
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That's just 'cause your Scottish though Last time I was in London (1990s) I'm pretty sure there was some form of cable!
You can get cable "up here" - just not in all streets. We make do with what I call "Council Telly" - although ironically if you go to an council housing scheme you will find almost every house has cable / satellite and a plasma screen!
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We should send an ambassador from ribnet to teach them how to use a rib safely. I remember watching at least 3 people get injured from not holding on, one was sat on the bow in rough weather!

I would of course love to it but i am...err... not old enough?

Also i remember looking on sea shepherds website to see that the Japanese are going to stop whaling as it's no longer profitable?
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TV's a worse mindsuck than the internet.
Anyone on here without ANY television?

I gave it up about 20 years ago...
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for those without any telly or cable ,you tube have a lot of clips from the show
wale wars or sea sheperd.
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I gave it up about 20 years ago...
I get very close sometimes. Could happily live without it except for a couple of comedy shows that humour me.
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We should send an ambassador from ribnet to teach them how to use a rib safely. I remember watching at least 3 people get injured from not holding on, one was sat on the bow in rough weather!

I would of course love to it but i am...err... not old enough?

Also i remember looking on sea shepherds website to see that the Japanese are going to stop whaling as it's no longer profitable?
Does RYA PB2 qualify in the Southern Ocean?




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