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Old 02 July 2007, 23:05   #31
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Thanks LTF,

Mrs. Ribfan, LTF, his son and friend Ray, who must have taken 200 or more pictures, and I all had a great day on the water. It was great to see a sea of ribs on the water. They ranged from the common zodiacs to 8-9 mt Niads, a big commericial looking nautica, a huge, had to be 10 mt, all black dual engine volvo penta. Lest we forget, a Protector, all told 25-30 good sized ribs! You'd think we were in UK!

The ride was a blast. A bit rough, but that's what it's all about. Nothing's better than passing hard-side boats who have to slow because of the chop. The ribcraft performed well, as expected. I only had to back off a few times when Mrs. ribcraft thought I was trying to kill her. lol.
Anyway, looking forward to the next trip. The glouchester/marblehead run or a block island run, maybe a run across LI sound through plum gut to long island all have possibilities.

Can't wait to see the pictures.

By the way, we'll be watching the 4th of July fireworks (on saturday) from the boat on the connecticut river in Hartford. Anyone who wants to join let me know. Have a great 4th to all.

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Old 03 July 2007, 08:57   #32
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Sounds fantastic!! Sorry we couldn't make it. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
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Old 03 July 2007, 11:17   #33
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I wish I could have joined you. I wound up flat on my back for 3 days, with some sort of odd summertime flu or something. Never made it out sailing either. Had fever, chills and I'm still struggling with bronchial problems in the aftermath, coughing and wheezing quite a bit...

Two of the best RIBs available met up, IMHO. Glad you guys had fun. Plans for a second go a a Marblehead gathering are in the works... stay tuned!
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Old 10 July 2007, 22:33   #34
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tall ships portsmouth nh

4 of the ships docked in portsmouth for the weekend. The race started Monday for Halifax, so I took the rib out to catch 6 of the ships together. I was in awe of the beauty and grace. 2 of the ships came up the coast in the haze in full sail It was a scene better than any pirates of the carb, for a moment I felt I was back a 100 years in time, the the evinrude brought me back thou. Took the little woman out but a storm was blowing in before they got under way, so she retreated back to the launch. I was going to stay out and did not care what blew in, (stupid yes), I was going to see the ships. Fortunately it "rain like a cow pissing on a flat rock" but no light show. Was a great day! If I can figure out how to download the photos from my phone I will post some (my wife is a photographer but if got her cameras wet, well you guys know, I was scared.)
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Old 17 July 2007, 00:18   #35
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new pics

I finally got the pics of the tall ships from newport, I will post them soon, I will try to learn how to post a link to them I have a couple hundred but will post some of the best soon, still waiting to hear about the marblehead trip
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Old 17 July 2007, 21:26   #36
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tall ship pics

one of my copilot and a couple of our new friends
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Old 17 July 2007, 21:29   #37
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Old 17 July 2007, 21:35   #38
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a few other ones
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Old 17 July 2007, 21:39   #39
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A real classic

Thought everyone would like to see what we all agreed was the ugliest boat around, anyone got anything that beats this???
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Old 17 July 2007, 21:46   #40
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too much money??

this was the ultimate slap in the face, The yacht had to be close to 150 feet and it was towing this inflatable that looked well over 40 feet, up on deck they had a nice rib that I would say was about 18 feet and 2 jet skies. The military style boat did not look like it belonged on a yacht but in a war,. the boat was very plain and only seemed to have some cheap looking bech seats in the back and an open layout on the deck
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