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Old 09 November 2009, 04:47   #41
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Similarities are endless between travelling in a RIB and a Land Rover anyway!! the level of spray recieved in the face is just one!!


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Old 09 November 2009, 05:16   #42
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If its of interest to anyone I have an electric winch fitted to a plate that attaches to a 50mm tow ball that I could sell on if anyone wants it?
Its a 12V 6000lb pull winch with a steel cable, suitable for pulling the biggest RIBs anywhere!!
Would need a relay and 12V supply wired into your car, but the winch is self contained after that.
Would tow a boat and trailer and crew and just about everything else up just about any slip anywhere!!
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Old 09 November 2009, 05:28   #43
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if ya dont know how to treat them right they will always be bad to you
the last coastguard one we had was serviced regularly and taken out for a good time by the then all male team. Her bodywork was polished with exotic products by all of us and her bumpers had special attention. But as soon as the weather turned inclement she would refuse to answer to our demands. One flake of snow on a day out and the driver had to be rescued by the staff Corsa that was following in her wake. When she swept thru Blackpool flashing her lights and screeching at people she went thru a puddle and decided enough was enough! Stopped at the kerb and refused to move on til a new man with a tin of wd40 and a few kind words paid her special attention. When she was good she was lovely, but when she was bad she was very very bad! We are now seperated and but have teamed up with an oriental model with a far more stable personality.
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Old 09 November 2009, 10:48   #44
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i take it that was a V8 then? every one i have owned has be allergic to 1" of water
The diesel is a bit different though.
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Old 09 November 2009, 11:33   #45
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Ahh but what about the group of old people who suddenly appear outside the shelter and refuse to move.
Thats what horns are for, but if they still don't move think of the the points and even more if they have sticks.

Seriously I do tend to get the other half to walk infront clearing a path whether I am reversing down or pushing using the front bar.

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Old 09 November 2009, 11:38   #46
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my boat on front-yours on the back eh?
Could prove interesting, but try explaining to the insurance if you run over one of JSP's problem pensioners.

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Old 09 November 2009, 11:54   #47
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Petrols are a bit sensitive to water, they need to be waterproofed, ex military ones are best as they tend to have been winterised already.
I have had many diesel models over the years and they have always refused to stop, no matter what abuse they have been given!!
But when they do play up....boy do they play up expensively!!
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Old 10 November 2009, 06:44   #48
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Thats what horns are for, but if they still don't move think of the the points and even more if they have sticks.

Seriously I do tend to get the other half to walk infront clearing a path whether I am reversing down or pushing using the front bar.

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I was once trying to gently persuade the group of grey to get out of the way by backing up slowly towards them. Next thing a kind but very old lady jumps out. Tells the people to get back with a big sweep of her arms and decides to walk in front of the trailer guiding me. She was a star, she really was. But she walked with the aid of two sticks, at a speed of 1mph and I could just see the bobble of her hat above the transom.
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So John, you've met my other half then

Thats me in the doghouse when Wavelength reports me.

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So John, you've met my other half then

Thats me in the doghouse when Wavelength reports me.

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