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Old 22 November 2010, 09:41   #1
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My First Post & SIB!

Hi all,
Just saying "hi" as I've taken the plunge and bought a Quicksilver 340 Airdeck at the weekend.... and am excited already. I've a promise on a Suzuki 4 stroke 15hp engine too, so am chuffed.
So many thanks for the advice on this forum which was very helpful in buying the boat...and prepare yourselves for a few more questions!
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Old 22 November 2010, 12:05   #2
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Welcome...and you're welcome

I wouldn't normally p**s on anything under 7m and 200hp if it was on fire but many on here would and they know exactly where to aim so you're in safe hands.

ps. For those with no sense of humour, the above is an example of mine. I actually don't care if yours is an ex-bath tub, if it's floats, you're in my club
Apart from jetskis, obviously...
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Old 22 November 2010, 13:19   #3
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Hello and welcome. Ignore Martini's dissing on jet skis; they're the future of ribbing. His RIB is so fat it needs two engines. Get your SIB on a trailer and come to the Channel Islands. We're very boat friendly and the petrol and beer are cheap. Here's a picture of my boat after my OAP father ran it aground at the Minquiers Reef. Show us a picture of your's.
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Old 22 November 2010, 13:29   #4
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I wouldn't normally p**s on anything under 7m and 200hp if it was on fire
Oi, would you mind changing that down to at least 6.5m, or I reckon you ought to start sleeping on board Martini with one eye open
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Old 22 November 2010, 13:38   #5
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I thought he was sleeping on it already as it seems permanently moored at La Collette. Have you got a winter berth Matt?
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I thought he was sleeping on it already as it seems permanently moored at La Collette. Have you got a winter berth Matt?
Excellent news on that front, as of 1st dec I'll be joining the ranks of the elite - got a permanent berth in La Collette

Although she'll be back on the trailer for winter just as soon as the new gearbox for my rangerover arrives
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Oi, would you mind changing that down to at least 6.5m, or I reckon you ought to start sleeping on board Martini with one eye open
I'll make an exception, I did have one once. Actually it was 6.7m but what's 8" among friends
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but what's 8" among friends
I don't know..... perhaps you'd better ask your bumchum mate with the Aquastar

I see you've given up on multi-quoting. Keeps the post numbers up I suppose.

Anyway, to get back to ferryden's post - I had a Quicksilver Airdeck 270 some years back with a Mariner 5 and it was alot of fun, so I guess a 340 with 3 times as much power would be good for a laugh. I did occasionally use it on the water as well (not just in the garden) before you ask
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Old 22 November 2010, 15:31   #9
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I had a Quicksilver Airdeck 270 some years back with a Mariner 5 and it was alot of fun, so I guess a 340 with 3 times as much power would be good for a laugh. I did occasionally use it on the water as well (not just in the garden) before you ask
Blimey, and I thought I was the one who liked shallow water ribbing.

Matt, when you're not on your new, gold-plated, paid-for-by-the-mafia berth can we lesser mortals use it?
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I had a Quicksilver Airdeck 270 some years back with a Mariner 5 and it was alot of fun
You kept that very quiet when I was asking for advice! How did it go with the 5hp?

They are a barrel of laughs with 9.8hp on
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