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Old 02 November 2007, 03:47   #21
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Broadcasting your views and insulting a police officer isn't going to do you any favours if you come up to London in that boat again.

Every stop is logged and recorded, and I happen to know that certain officers of the close knit River Police unit (who drive their RIBS) read this forum regularly, and will almost certainly pass on your views to his colleague on the Targa that day.

Good luck on your next trip up, you may well be detained a little longer.
What a Croc of S***!!!!!!!

My cousin is a diver on the unit and before that was a boat drive and crew.
He has been there many years.
When we were stopped I asked if he was working and the copper said "WHO, never heard of him mate" close knit my arse.

And Tim I would have to say grow up!!!!
Running and telling tales is all very grown up in my book!
Its a free country and everyone has the right to express their views, good or bad.

All IMHO of course!
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Old 02 November 2007, 05:01   #22
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Broadcasting your views and insulting a police officer isn't going to do you any favours if you come up to London in that boat again.

Every stop is logged and recorded, and I happen to know that certain officers of the close knit River Police unit (who drive their RIBS) read this forum regularly, and will almost certainly pass on your views to his colleague on the Targa that day.

Good luck on your next trip up, you may well be detained a little longer.

Cock.
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Old 02 November 2007, 05:58   #23
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Old 02 November 2007, 07:03   #24
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If you're bored and want to kill 5 minutes....

www.russpullen.com/mickidbl
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Old 02 November 2007, 07:24   #25
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Superb video Russ, excellent quality, many thanks for posting the link. For me, this is what ribbing is all about, a fabulous day out with great scenery and good company. Believe it or not, it is remarkably similar to trips up the Clyde to Glasgow City Centre (although there's a lot more river traffic!).

We occasionally get stopped by the MOD police, especially if we head up towards the Gair Loch, where the Trident subs (and others) operate from. Being stopped is not a problem, and can often add a little excitement for the passengers, but the police are always very courteous and that makes all the difference.

I've been admiring the photos of Jon's Ribcraft for a while and have to agree that it looks like a beautiful boat. I look forward to seeing more of her exploits on Ribnet!

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Old 02 November 2007, 08:02   #26
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Great photo's mate, like it!
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Old 02 November 2007, 08:40   #27
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Great watching guys, you have inspired me to organsie a trip early spring 08, Solent to Ramsgate, up the Thames and return, allowing 4 days. What would our options be to overnight along the Thames, secure moorings etc, did any other options turn up for Fuel, Petrol. Welcome any top tips from those who have done this one already or have any further info to pass on.
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Old 02 November 2007, 08:45   #28
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That video/photo compilation was awsome thanks.

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Old 02 November 2007, 09:52   #29
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Philb..........

There are several Marinas that I'm sure could accommodate you . St.Katherine's immediately adjacent to Tower Bridge is probably the most scenic & central . There are also marinas at Limehouse and Galleon's Reach ( Woolwich ) . Do a few searches and always phone ahead for a definite booking !
None of these Marinas sell petrol . Diesel is available on the river .Most folk might consider refuelling at Chatham or Gillingham on the Medway on the way up or back . Otherwise you will have to carry fuel containers and visit local garages ( agro! ).
There's no speed limit until Wandsworth Bridge ( but use your loaf around house boats, canal boats and anyone working on the river . If you rock 'em they will complain and you'll probably get a rollickin - fair enough ) . After Wandsworth it 8 knots ( or less if the rowers are about ) and on a nice day perhaps you'll fancy going all the way to Teddington . In periods of low rainfall , they can put a weir across at Richmond and you have to lock past . Ask on here just before you go , or check the Notices to Mariners. Past Teddington , different rules apply , but I'm not the one to answer those .
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Superb video well done, best view of London is from the river as far as i'm concerned!
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