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Old 08 September 2005, 04:02   #351
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As for the comment about 'oh it looked nice when we set off' that applies to when you leave without your lifejackets and therefore when it gets rough cant whip them out of a locker and put them straight on. I'm starting to suspect a little grounding in sailing might do a lot of you some good. Or is the fast track into becoming a nerd just going out and buying some flash rib and thinking you know it all?
IMHO going out in any powerboat with out a life jacket on is fool hardy.

Sailing and powerboating are very very different.
I have done both as have a large number of the members on here.
Some are better than other at it (just read my latest issue of the news letter from the Minnis Bay sailing club )

I fail to see how tacking at 6-8 knots is the same as a tight turn at 25.
Or coming off a wave at 30 knots compared to say 14 in a sail boat
Maybe you could explain?

When things go wrong in a powerboat it goes wrong faster.
No time to put a jacket on, its over in seconds.

Again IMHO any powerboat event organiser would neglegent not to insist that jackets are worn.

I am certainly insisting they are worn for the FOLLY GUMBALL

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Old 08 September 2005, 04:24   #352
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Just for you Johnson! The trophy is the Needles trophy we won recently - first awarded in 1932 and previous winners include Stirling Moss!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 08 September 2005, 04:36   #353
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Some are better than other at it (just read my latest issue of the news letter from the Minnis Bay sailing club )
Oi, the ginger one was steering alright!

Oh, while i remember, did i ever give you the broken fist mic from the M1-Euro?
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Old 08 September 2005, 05:03   #354
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Or is the fast track into becoming a nerd just going out and buying some flash rib and thinking you know it all?
Are you related to "Jono"
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Old 08 September 2005, 05:05   #355
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I fail to see how tacking at 6-8 knots is the same as a tight turn at 25.
Or coming off a wave at 30 knots compared to say 14 in a sail boat
Maybe you could explain?


Yes of course the difference between sailing and ribbing/ motor boating

On a yacht the most useless things to have are a lawnmower, an umbrella and a naval officer.

On a rib/ motorboat the most useless things to have are a lawnmower, an umbrella and a spotter off rib.net!!!
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Old 08 September 2005, 05:20   #356
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Just for you Johnson! The trophy is the Needles trophy we won recently - first awarded in 1932 and previous winners include Stirling Moss!
Cool, what sort of speeds do they get up to? I will come check them out at Southampton boat show if you've a stall there.
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Old 08 September 2005, 05:35   #357
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I'm getting the feeling that the tide is turning....


I'm especially excited that Eupa is considering taking part!
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Old 08 September 2005, 05:53   #358
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Now now Eupa...surely you don't mean that.

Havoc?...you must mean getting everything as tightly regulated as possible, with every agency there is...PLA, Police, Enviroment Agency, Coast Guard, RNLI, RSPCA, Transport for London, Traffic Warden Association....

You'll be in your element...do you have a uniform to wear?
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Old 08 September 2005, 06:00   #359
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Old 08 September 2005, 06:01   #360
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Now now Eupa...surely you don't mean that

You'll be in your element...do you have a uniform to wear?
Just my standard attire when ribbing.. A pair of M&S chinons, a dark blue sweat shirt, a pair of Caterpillar boots and a LIFEJACKET at all times.


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