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Old 29 March 2010, 18:12   #11
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Haven't read this thread completely, but two thoughts

Our old club Lifeguard was destroyed because:

1. A silly tit* stood on the Ali floor and inflated the keel with a SCUBA cylinder until it blew up and caused him to soil himself.

2. Said tit then took us to sea (off Achill Island in the far west) without a keel and the poor sib "caterpillered" until the ali floor joints broke and the entire thing was fcuked.

Eventually she cleared a hedge when she came off tow and worried some sheep. The End.

My story, true.

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Old 30 March 2010, 12:49   #12
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Haven't read this thread completely, but two thoughts

Our old club Lifeguard was destroyed because:

1. A silly tit* stood on the Ali floor and inflated the keel with a SCUBA cylinder until it blew up and caused him to soil himself.

2. Said tit then took us to sea (off Achill Island in the far west) without a keel and the poor sib "caterpillered" until the ali floor joints broke and the entire thing was fcuked.

Eventually she cleared a hedge when she came off tow and worried some sheep. The End.

My story, true.

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Well i certainly won t be doing any of the formentioned ,lol
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Old 31 March 2010, 01:16   #13
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I haven't used the paddles. Always done by myself. Not a big deal.
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Old 31 March 2010, 12:35   #14
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i haven't used the paddles. Always done by myself. Not a big deal.
excellent ,thankyou very much,good guide there
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Old 31 March 2010, 12:43   #15
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Placing a paddle/oar lengthways under the boat (so that it is positioned parallel to the side at which you are attaching the stinger, about 6 inches in from the floor/tube seam) makes fitting the stringer a LOT easier. It takes the load off the edge where the stringer fits so that it can be pushed into place with very little effort.
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Old 31 March 2010, 18:43   #16
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Placing a paddle/oar lengthways under the boat (so that it is positioned parallel to the side at which you are attaching the stinger, about 6 inches in from the floor/tube seam) makes fitting the stringer a LOT easier. It takes the load off the edge where the stringer fits so that it can be pushed into place with very little effort.
many thanks for another top tip,happy sibbing all ,off to bed to dream of good weather and my new project all looking shiny and new,with a cracking blonde babe crewing with me and passing me chilled white wine,whilst reeling in a double figure fish,lol ,night ,night
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Has anyone ever had the stringers work themselves loose and pop out? It has happened to me on several occasions, each time it seemed my boat would fold in half. Each time, had to head to shore and resecure the deck. It bacame redundant enought that I decided to fasten the deck pieces together with stainless door hinges, locking them together. Is this common? Or am I doing something wrong?
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