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Old 29 October 2006, 17:27   #1
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Any Chicago RIB owners out there?

I have a feeling there arn't any on this forum but just in case I am looking for any other Chicago RIB owners. I've seen some awsome Protector part Cabin RIB's in Montrose Harbor any of you guys on here?
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Old 30 October 2006, 14:45   #2
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Damn...ain't that the rig! I could move a family of four onboard that one!
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Old 01 November 2006, 11:29   #3
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they are impressive but I feel like the open standing cockpit is what really makes a RIB thrilling to drive.
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Old 03 November 2006, 16:49   #4
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That's some funky boat Rogan. Is "Protector" the brand or the name?
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I am not sure Stoo. I think it's the brand because I've seen two others with Protector on the side. They seem to be involved with the sailing out here. Always out during beer can Wednesdays.

Been cruising down the South Chicago River today and yesterday despite the subzero temps. No one out except the Coast Guard mucking around in the waves. Got a pic of the masses and I mean masses of salt the city of Chicago stock piles for our winters. Those three little chimneys on the left of the pile are about 6 stories high. A lot of salt!
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A lot of salt!
Rogan, I have a plan to breach the under-lake salt mine at Goderich Ontario which I'm certain will eventually result in the Lakes reverting to their former glory days as shallow inland seas. If you could arrange to plow that pile of salt into Lake Michigan, that would help.

(BTW, I have a friend who is the chief electrician at a Lake Huron nuclear power plant. He's working on cranking that puppy up a few notches so that the waste-water heats up our new sea...)

Depending on the temperature we reach, I'll either ask Jimmy Beam to ship us a few orcas and sea lions etc., or if it's too warm for them, I'll ask Thomas to export some little fishes and coral from the Virgins...

I travel to Chicago every few years in the fall. It's a beautiful city, especially near the waterfront. Who says nothing good can come from a big fire!
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That's some funky boat Rogan. Is "Protector" the brand or the name?
It's the brand. Protector RIBs are built by Rayglass Boats in New Zealand www.protectorribs.com

They seem to major in support boats for major yachting events like the America's Cup, as well as being used by the NZ Coastguard.

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(BTW, I have a friend who is the chief electrician at a Lake Huron nuclear power plant. He's working on cranking that puppy up a few notches so that the waste-water heats up our new sea...)


I travel to Chicago every few years in the fall. It's a beautiful city, especially near the waterfront. Who says nothing good can come from a big fire!
Funnily enough the people who actually LIVE in areas where there are nuclear power stations actually want them to stay because they provide their jobs. In Britain most of the nuke power stations are closing down - the people who live by them want them to stay and by God we need them.
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Codders,

Your being to realistic now.

Let all the Greenpeace people/Non working/On benefits/CND/Save the Planet Nonces jump on the bandwagon and bump up the tax on bad/naughty nuke power plants that keep the country going so they can keep drawing their benefits. And sod the rest of us.

I agree with you, its not as if we are irresponsible in the Uk with our Nuclear activities. I know we spend a fortune on being safety conscious. And if we are not to pollute the atmosphere with coal/oil/gas fired power stations then we are stuck with Nuclear energy.

Their again we could always teach Seals to cycle water bikes and provide clean energy. Nah maybe that wouldn't work. But having said that I bet some Environmentalist group has thought of that one and got Labour to stump up a One million pound research grant.
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Codders,

Your being to realistic now.

Let all the Greenpeace people/Non working/On benefits/CND/Save the Planet Nonces jump on the bandwagon and bump up the tax on bad/naughty nuke power plants that keep the country going so they can keep drawing their benefits. And sod the rest of us.

I agree with you, its not as if we are irresponsible in the Uk with our Nuclear activities. I know we spend a fortune on being safety conscious. And if we are not to pollute the atmosphere with coal/oil/gas fired power stations then we are stuck with Nuclear energy.

Their again we could always teach Seals to cycle water bikes and provide clean energy. Nah maybe that wouldn't work. But having said that I bet some Environmentalist group has thought of that one and got Labour to stump up a One million pound research grant.
Perhaps one of these would come in handy (Hudson Bay watershed)
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