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Old 24 July 2013, 11:44   #1
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"A Proper Boat"

This is only a rant. Feel free to ignore me.

There are far too many people (2 so far...both members of my in laws) that during discussions about my recent RIB purchase have made reference to other people's boats as "proper boats, not like an inflatable thing"

Now I don't take great offence as neither are the brightest sparks, nor do either of them have much tact...It does however wind me up as the "proper" boats they are referring to are Binliners and would be almost completely unsuitable for navigating the Seas around the IOM in 95% of the weather conditions.

I suppose my only question would be why are people idiots?

That's it really, that's the post.
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Old 24 July 2013, 11:52   #2
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it sounds like its always the improper boats that rescue the proper boats when the wind blows more that 10mph.. Ribs are built for the British sea which are unforgiving and unpredictable. the American efforts are fine for a inland lake!
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Old 24 July 2013, 11:55   #3
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it sounds like its always the improper boats that rescue the proper boats when the wind blows more that 10mph.. Ribs are built for the British sea which are unforgiving and unpredictable. the American efforts are fine for a inland lake!
Yep, I explained this...then I gave up and went out on my dinghy for a few hours
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It's very simple. a 'proper' boat has sails and a 'common' boat relies on an engine.
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Old 24 July 2013, 15:49   #5
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Yep had loads of that kind of talk about my "big dinghy" and how much did that cost you about a grand. To which I nod and think if only they knew!
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I'm told that long before I even existed, our sailing club came in for the pointing-and-laughing treatment from another nearby club when it got its first "rubber duck" safety boat.

Which was directed back the other way when they inevitably got their own inflatable...
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Idiots are born idiots and will remain same all their lives till they pass away. Seems both are wallowing in envy talking nonsense...

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Normally lack of knowledge or limited brain power!
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Best was when Steve's 9m Parker with 500 hp was referred to as a dinghy by one if the condor ferries around Poole......a dinghy really?
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Best was when Steve's 9m Parker with 500 hp was referred to as a dinghy by one if the condor ferries around Poole......a dinghy really?
Or when a WAFI in a Leisure 17 started bawling 'You can't leave your tender here' at Bedajim on Fowey town pontoon.
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