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Old 16 November 2008, 14:05   #1
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The Most Ridiculous Accessories?

Following chat with an old chum, and a long-running rivalry over fitting the most ridiculous and unnecessary RIB accessory - am currently in the lead with my 5.5 inch screen B&W TV (the famous "Telly for a Tenner" ) - what is your own bid for the title?

Extra points for Heath Robinson/homemade/sticky-backed plastic influences.

Mind you, my chum is currently trying to design a windscreen washer to augment his working wiper for his screen. . .
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Old 16 November 2008, 14:48   #2
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Old 16 November 2008, 14:52   #3
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Hi Bob, only someone who boats in Argyll/Kilberry could come up with that idea!! Obviously you are not getting out much and enjoying some thrilling ribbing. I will have to meet you and go for a blast over to Jura or something to take you away from being a sea-bourne couch potato. Keep safe.
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Get a child's drinking mug to hold your drink and then you can sook it out without spilling.
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Old 16 November 2008, 21:42   #6
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I think my solution to a sprung skydeck is pretty good actually - and it's quite a bit cheaper!!!

Only problem is first time I wore them I thought my deck had gone all spongy........
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Can I please put a nomination for someone else

A Washing-up Bowl, in the console of "Old Spice".........Yes it's true and still in there!

And I bet no one else has one, with the exception of possibly a Hunton RIB.
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..And I bet no one else has one, with the exception of possibly a Hunton RIB.
Yer reckon?
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Time for a confession. . .

Last week, whilst in a certain German discount supermarket, I decided to pick up a sure-fire "Hey, this'll be GREAT for the RIB!!!" bargain. . .a "ski watch" with the intention of using it as a supplementary, wrist-borne source of infinite vital information whilst conquering the seas.

Bollox.

Yip, it has an electronic compass with bearing, but needs to be held perfectly horizontal to get a reading. And, yip, it has a temperature gauge, but is inaccurate next to the skin/planet. And there's the barometer with an eight hour lead-in time to generate a prediction. Oh yes, and it DOES actually calculate speed, but only in relation to changes in its inbuilt ALTIMETER reading, ie vertical speed.

And to top it all? Nowhere on the case, back, box or instructions are the words "water" or "proof". . .
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A Washing-up Bowl, in the console of "Old Spice".........Yes it's true and still in there!
It is fantastic! How else would we keep the barometer dry?!?
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