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Old 05 April 2012, 14:29   #1
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Aaaaaaaawesome day

Forgive the excitement . Launched the Ribtec 585 in Teignmouth today , freezing cold Easterly, the river mouth was a total mess with breakers everywhere , 7 kts of spring tide pushing 2 meters plus breakers over the bar , nosed out into the fray with the mighty 115hp chugging , up the front of a big roller , bit more gas , the mighty 115 purrs , up and over a cliff and smoothly down into hole you could park a bus in , Ribtec nose up and looking for the next. Out into the channel and right across the bay to Torquay. Beamers coming in at 2M but steady , Ribtec straight across the lot . Turn back and even more of a mess , boat went wherever i shoved it , engine just kept purring. Pulled into the river and hit 39kts along to the Cellars for a pint. Awesome boat . Thanks to Tim M and Wolf Rock. Just got to wait to see the Chiefs beat Stade Francais for the perfect day !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05 April 2012, 16:07   #2
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Way to go
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Old 05 April 2012, 17:05   #3
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Doh , Chief's lost , shame . It was close though and the ref missed so much offside i thought i was watching the game backwards , still it looks like we are Heineken Cup next year and the weather looks better tomorrow , just that 1.40 a litre problem to get round .....
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Old 06 April 2012, 00:41   #4
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Hi Viking,

Good to see you getting such a buzz out of your boat and it made me wonder if it just might be my old Ribtec 585 as I put a Yamaha F115 on it a couple of years before I sold it to a guy called Spud on here back in 2001. Any chance of a picture ?

It would be great if it was, because I was brung up in Newton Abbot
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Old 06 April 2012, 03:13   #5
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Hi BTB , sadly not , the boat is an ex EA craft. It had twin 50's on it originally . Goes like stink now mind ! are you still around the Newton Abbot area ?
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Old 06 April 2012, 03:42   #6
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are you still around the Newton Abbot area ?
He's in a (very) different time zone now!
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Old 06 April 2012, 03:53   #7
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Glad it's going well! I'd love to see a pic with the new engine!
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Old 06 April 2012, 06:10   #8
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Just got to wait to see the Chiefs beat Stade Francais for the perfect day !!!!!!!!!!
Chiefs were robbed. They hammered chunks out of Stade, a decent Ref may've seen a different result.
The Chief's performances and progression, since joining the premiership, have been nothing short of astounding.
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Old 06 April 2012, 15:17   #9
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Cookee , Newton Abbot has it's own time zone ( 1950 )
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Hi Tim , promise some pics as soon as i sort phone out
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