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Old 08 September 2006, 17:55   #81
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mirror of engines - what the hell does that mean?

I said that Greek RIB was awesome and was full of praise for it. Sorry I did now - don't think the Greeks would be very happy if we made fun of all their boats!!!
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Old 09 September 2006, 02:06   #82
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At least my friend EUPA they won a tough race in Egypt with very little budget against myth ribs.....
i would suggest next time not to hide behind yr anonymity to call someone a clawn....first look your face in the mirror!!
Myth ribs - do you mean 'non existant' -Manos was the sole entrant. Soit he came in last and first

Hiding behind anonymity. Doubt it very much. If you want my contact here you go:"Europe Press Services ltd. :europepress@gmail.com .You can call me by my first name. "Sir" is not necessary.

Look at myself every day---- sometimes impressed, sometimes deceived by the image

I will tell you what all this is about: You prasied Paul Lenner as seemingly being akin to a greek God. Some time ago , my company was seriousely thinking of taking Lenner to court.

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Old 09 September 2006, 03:01   #83
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Jonathan, since now you are writing with better attitude i will reply.
Here in Greece the Brit ribs like scorpion,cobra,sportribs etc over the years gained (for our seas) a very good name.
They run fast,turn like train etc....and they are manufactured in the best shipyards with controlled temp for the polyesters etc etc....and from the other hand the Greek ribs are made in warehouses,they are "bad",they have bad quality,they use pakistans or indians to built the hull,with low standards etc etc.....
this here is our reality..(not true but this is what is said for most companies)
If you read the first pages here you will see that manos gave nothing to the Greek participant because of theese reasons.
so, wouldn't you be proud if after all theese, a Greek takes the 1st place and prize as a bad outsider??

Manos was not a participant at all....he went to Egypt because he knew the driver and went just for the show......if you read in beggining he actually wrote that we have no chance......and now he turned 180 degrees!!!!!
Speaking of Lemmer.....i don't know him...just that he is a champion of last year?so, for me that means that he knows to race a rib in all kinds of sea...our driver has a restaurant,he owns a rib for the pleasure nothing to do with races.......and he managed to run and win!!! isn;t this something to be proud of???

And Jonathan remember.....it's not nice to use words like hairy clowns for someone you don't know.....you should be more carefull next time...Greeks did nothing to you!
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Old 09 September 2006, 04:06   #84
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And Jonathan remember.....it's not nice to use words like hairy clowns for someone you don't know.....you should be more carefull next time...Greeks did nothing to you!

Signum, don't get me wrong- there is nothing so ugly as to see a man with hairy armpits. I know its natural but not exactly photogenic.Coul'nt we have had a well endowed blond holding the cup? (pun intended) .(Richard B -plesae supply)
I am still trying to interpret the other parts of your message.... perhaps you would be good enough to paraphrase it for me??

I have no ax to grind against any race, creed, or colour.A man should be judged by his actions.I even like Jono !!!!If you are talking about people living in the welsh mountains.... that is a different story........


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Old 09 September 2006, 06:38   #85
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I said that Greek RIB was awesome and was full of praise for it.



No Codders, your rib is better. The Greek one looks nice but that's it. How much was that one compared to yours???? Its the same old story ......you can pay the earth for a rib but it depends on what you want out of it

You will also be happy to hear that I have now added a BMW 520D estate to my fleet--- and frankly -- as regards engineering - its in a class of it's own.

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Old 09 September 2006, 07:14   #86
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mirror of engines - what the hell does that mean?
I would imagine he means a broken steering 'tie-bar'. (track-rod to you)
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Old 09 September 2006, 08:18   #87
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mirror of engines - what the hell does that mean?

I said that Greek RIB was awesome and was full of praise for it. Sorry I did now - don't think the Greeks would be very happy if we made fun of all their boats!!!
When we say Mirror in Greek we mean what you call in English transom.
As far as making fun of one another I only notice the typical ironic comments of the brits. I guess when you can't achieve results you're only left with irony.

Basicaly the british boats were reported to have had structural brakes in transom, hull, detached tubes, broken consoles etc. and also problems with the electronics.
Some of the best British boats participated such as the bladerunner of the photo below and also bananashark and the SR9 by Pascoe, Scorpion (HOT LEMON)

Besides the poor reliablity, the british boats proved to be no match in terms of performance to the Greek RIB. The Greek TOPLINE RIB won easily all 4 legs of the rally.

Also below a link to the feedback from a Belgian participation that sadly had to stop as early as the 1st day (due to breaks that you can see on their british boat). At least they had the guts to publish their experience on the internet
http://www.buffalocean.be/news.php
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Old 09 September 2006, 12:41   #88
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Also below a link to the feedback from a Belgian participation that sadly had to stop as early as the 1st day (due to breaks that you can see on their british boat). At least they had the guts to publish their experience on the internet

Come off it!! there is one photo showing a small crack about 20 cms long. Any sailor worth his salt could have fixed that in 5 minutes....( supose it was the transom- in which case -what was the maximum power that boat was bulit for??. What are you?? members from the local WI???

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Old 09 September 2006, 12:44   #89
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I have no ax to grind against any race, creed, or colour.A man should be judged by his actions.I even like Jono !!!!If you are talking about people living in the welsh mountains.... that is a different story........


Jonathan
Don't you mean axE with an E??? Or have you forgotten to talk proper like what i can???
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Old 09 September 2006, 14:14   #90
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Also below a link to the feedback from a Belgian participation that sadly had to stop as early as the 1st day (due to breaks that you can see on their british boat). At least they had the guts to publish their experience on the internet

Come off it!! there is one photo showing a small crack about 20 cms long. Any sailor worth his salt could have fixed that in 5 minutes....( supose it was the transom- in which case -what was the maximum power that boat was bulit for??. What are you?? members from the local WI???

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I didn't think they were British Boats ! Its a Ribeye isn't it ?
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