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Old 25 July 2013, 01:58   #11
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We still use and enjoy our 8.6m Tender when all the proper boats are sheltering in the marina.
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Old 25 July 2013, 04:40   #12
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Or when a WAFI in a Leisure 17 started bawling 'You can't leave your tender here' at Bedajim on Fowey town pontoon.
Just last Saturday we were anchored just off a beach in Plymouth sound sheltering from the nasty easterly . Lots of yatchs were also anchored at this only sheltered cove as we sat having lunch a tiny tender came past with dog and 2 kids and asked which one are you off this is it I replied to which the fella said oh very nice I used to have little 3 m air floor that was really good fun too
A mate with a cobalt bow sinker and a big windy poseur boat refers to my rib as a rubber boat
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Old 25 July 2013, 04:53   #13
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Definitions;

"A proper boat" = mostly owned by uneducated/untrained persons, can be seen ignoring most water-way byelaws. Most commonly seen during very sunny and warm weather periods. Hybernate during winter months and never seen in the wild in any adverse weather or wind strengths above force 2/3.

"A Rib" - A highly stable fast craft used by many emergency and armed services world wide and also experienced / trained leisure users who can be seen on the water in most weather states, can be spotted year round.

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Old 25 July 2013, 05:07   #14
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Definitions;

"A proper boat" = mostly owned by uneducated/untrained persons, can be seen ignoring most water-way byelaws. Most commonly seen during very sunny and warm weather periods. Hybernate during winter months and never seen in the wild in any adverse weather or wind strengths above force 2/3.

"A Rib" - A highly stable fast craft used by many emergency and armed services world wide and also experienced / trained leisure users who can be seen on the water in most weather states, can be spotted year round.

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I like this!
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Old 25 July 2013, 05:50   #15
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On a recent trip there was a binliner cuddy with a family onboard and the wife was upset at the thought of the peasant ribs tying up alongside. Very funny as her boat was probably the cheapest thing there bar a couple of aged exceptions.
because they have a shiny cockpit and a couple of rubber mattresses and a portaloo makes them awesome in my eyes and I doff my cap to them.
I only get impressed once it gets really big and even then I mentally working out the annual fuel and berthing costs and that sends a shiver down the old spine.
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Old 25 July 2013, 06:14   #16
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You know they only say that to wind you up and it seems to be working!
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