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Old 24 July 2013, 10:44   #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, 10:52   #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, 10:55   #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, 14:49   #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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Old 24 July 2013, 15:37   #6
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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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We still use and enjoy our 8.6m Tender when all the proper boats are sheltering in the marina.
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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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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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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.

LOL
I like this!
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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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You know they only say that to wind you up and it seems to be working!
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