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Old 13 April 2013, 11:59   #1
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Old 14 April 2013, 01:58   #2
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That could quite possibly be the ugliest RIB I've ever seen...I wonder how many of my tax dollars were spent on that monstrosity...
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That could quite possibly be the ugliest RIB I've ever seen...I wonder how many of my tax dollars were spent on that monstrosity...
We can do ugly too!
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Is that Rockall in the background?
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Is that Rockall in the background?
No dude, it's Mont St. Michel before the developers moved in...
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Going Back to the OP..and Question.
Surely it depends on what Type/Size of Hard Boat you are Swaping For...But Considering the Options you mention .... and the Very Limited (if any improvemnts) attained,especialy when considering what you would Loose!! IMO..Yes! Bloody Mental!
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That could quite possibly be the ugliest RIB I've ever seen...I wonder how many of my tax dollars were spent on that monstrosity...
In one picture it's liveried up as California Highway Patrol, I'd be asking why my tax dollars are being spent by CHIPS on a RIB??
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In one picture it's liveried up as California Highway Patrol, I'd be asking why my tax dollars are being spent by CHIPS on a RIB??
That's actually a pretty valid question...


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Though, as a bit of background, the government grants for post 9-11 "Homeland Security" equipment got pretty stupid all over the place. Individual agencies put in proposals, and the gov't threw money at them. Ended up with things like 3-person police forces having post nuclear incident test equipment (like they wouldn't notice a bomb just wiped their 2 block town off the map); a small town on a stream getting a fleet of 4 rescue inflatables, things like that. Probably the same revenue stream paid for this thing.
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That's actually a pretty valid question...


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Though, as a bit of background, the government grants for post 9-11 "Homeland Security" equipment got pretty stupid all over the place. Individual agencies put in proposals, and the gov't threw money at them. Ended up with things like 3-person police forces having post nuclear incident test equipment (like they wouldn't notice a bomb just wiped their 2 block town off the map); a small town on a stream getting a fleet of 4 rescue inflatables, things like that. Probably the same revenue stream paid for this thing.
Sounds about right!

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