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Old 24 August 2005, 03:43   #71
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I really do scratch my head wondering why there is so much venom and what appears to be bitterness against people organising a boating adventure.
Perhaps you are not aware that the company that initially started to advertise this event were at one time apparently connected to a company convicted of chartering out an unsafe boat to a member of this forum who lost a deal of money and has not been reimbursed? When they then talked about flinging about so much money for fun, it, not unreasonably, caused a deal of animosity.

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Do I detect an element of jealousy as the event is linked with the "high life", along with parties at exclusive London clubs. Perhaps this is so if some negative contributors to this thread consider a great night out to be a meal at a Harvester in Portsmouth.
Now you are showing yourself as a bigot. Some of us with the financial capability of "enjoying the high life" may choose not to do so for reasons of taste, nothing else. If you are not so lucky as to be in such a position, financially and the cost of a meal at a Harvester for the family is considered as a treat, then good luck to you, I say.
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Old 24 August 2005, 03:51   #72
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Tim,

I have already initiated proceedings against this individual intent
Those of you who frequent the Forum, will be aware that Jonathan (Eupa) and I are often at loggerheads, but I will publicly declare that I will offer him my support if this statement holds any truth. I may not agree with his original rash statement, but my disgust at the condescending, bullying arrogance of some people on here... and, no, I know what your thinking.. "Hypocrite"... but I don't go round making veiled threats and trying to intimidate people by posting my profession Etc....

Jonathan, You have my contact details, please forward any correspondence from this “bore” and I will be happy to confirm your position and advise you, if you wish…..
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Old 24 August 2005, 03:54   #73
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Perhaps this is so if some negative contributors to this thread consider a great night out to be a meal at a Harvester in Portsmouth.
Oi I like taking my mum to the Harvesters

Jono, please be careful, Septic Racing et al, have clearly got a lot of experience of being in courts.

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Old 24 August 2005, 04:03   #74
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Jono, please be careful, Septic Racing et al, have clearly got a lot of experience of being in courts.

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Peter, unfortunately, so have I.... ho-hum.... It's just that I look so guilty.... I can't help it... nature is to blame......

PS... I aspire to a "Harvester" meal myself....
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Now you are showing yourself as a bigot. Some of us with the financial capability of "enjoying the high life" may choose not to do so for reasons of taste, nothing else. If you are not so lucky as to be in such a position, financially and the cost of a meal at a Harvester for the family is considered as a treat, then good luck to you, I say.
I'm not a bigot at all, and don't normally take part in the "high life".
Re-reading my post I see that it may come accross that way and I apologise. In fact, the "help-your-self to as much as you like" salad cart in the Harvester is legendary.

Now, all I'm irritated about and continue to be, is that some of you ( and by no means many of you) continue to knock this rally, when I really can't see anything wrong with it, even though there may be some old connection with a bit of dodgy chartering in the solent a while back.

Why not see how it goes, and maybe a few members here might take part next year.

The only involvment I have is being the pace boat, nothing more.

I will take my camera...should I post some pics of the start, or would this bore too many people?
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Good luck with your Rally go and have a good time then you can bore us with the Pics eh!
...but Rogue Wave feels that people would be bored with the Pics.
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Old 24 August 2005, 05:17   #78
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Now, all I'm irritated about and continue to be, is that some of you ( and by no means many of you) continue to knock this rally, when I really can't see anything wrong with it, even though there may be some old connection with a bit of dodgy chartering in the solent a while back.
Tim, I have never "knocked" this "rally". What sticks in my craw is the attitude of several characters who have been associated with it. You may find that a "bit of dodgy chartering" is acceptable. Do you think that the member of this forum whose life was put at risk and lost out financially sees this in the same, dismissive manner as you?

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.... the "help-your-self to as much as you like" salad cart in the Harvester is legendary.
I think you'll find that the approved technique is to interlock slices of cucumber around the rim of the bowl, thereby increasing its capacity significantly.... Not that I've done this.. Ooo.. no, not svelte ol' me...
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Old 24 August 2005, 05:36   #79
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....I think you'll find that the approved technique is to interlock slices of cucumber around the rim of the bowl, thereby increasing its capacity significantly.... Not that I've done this.. Ooo.. no, not svelte ol' me...
Although a good technique I would strongly recommend investing in my new invention

With my invention I have copies the size and style of the Harvester Salad bowl but instead of making the bowl entirely out of china the base of the bowl is made from white latex When the bowl is filled the base stretches accommodating more food that a conventional bowl

In the supper deluxe version the latex base is so stretchy that it will accommodate all the salad from a standard Harvester salad trolley Although emptying the salad trolley will result in a lot of complaints from your fellow eaters it does present a good opportunity to sell them a ‘Supper Dooper Des bowl’ so they can do the same at the next Harvester they visit Des
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Charter episode is now in the past

Firstly the boat was perfectly safe. It was an under-powered ex. SBS searider which is designed for offshore work.

Secondly the boat had been surveyed and licenced by Eastleigh Borough Council. The syndicate which owned her never acknowledged the revokation of licence by Eastleigh Borough Council as the wrong criteria had been applied.

The boat had been profeesionally re-wired and fitted by BHG marine in Bucklers Hard.

Steve Hall admitted in the posts that the boat was not unsafe.

Steve Hall stated in his threads that he wanted to go around the Isle of Wight which would not be covered by a local council licence.

He had the qualifications to qualify as a skipper and was put on the insurance as such. We had a verbal contract that he would take the boat at his own risk and he would be entirely responsable. What he did with it was upto him as long as he brought it back in one piece.

Typically in this age of claims direct everyone always looks for a scape goat and not wishing to involve the other syndicate members I took the brunt of the charges.

Like the Kieron French episode it was clear that the authorities wanted to win whatever the argument just to try and make an example of someone and the magistrates would just kowtow to whatever was desired.

As a result of all this I set up and established the London Offshore Powerboat Club to cater for those who wanted easy and cheap use of ribs. This as written in an article by James Cracknell in the telegraph and at the time was established with Edward Balme.

However with Ed being in London and I being on the Hamble it was clear that it would make more sense to seperate the two ventures and I would concentrate on the club and he would devote his energies in London to getting the rally off the ground.
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