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Old 08 November 2013, 04:28   #101
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Old 08 November 2013, 04:37   #102
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I was thinking of taking the kids to Cornwall next week - the weather looks good so I will be fitting the chid seats. Does anyone have any idea as to how this will affect the petrol consumption on the car? And should I consider fitting restraining belts? The young un is a bit feisty - but he usually stays sitting if i tell im!

Any advice accepted.
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Old 08 November 2013, 05:58   #103
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Some of you are very harsh ......

I can see his view point if trying to compare the progress you'd make in a kayak then to a small RIB which would travel 4 times quicker .....

If you read the marketing stuff about small RIBS they do tend to push a view they are all conquering....
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Old 08 November 2013, 07:28   #104
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After a couple of hours hanging onto the tiller in the salty stuff I've usually had enough for the day . The thought of going that sort of distance would fill me with horror personally in a small boat.
Then again 15 to 30 miles hanging onto the wheel in the hardboat I'm ready for a coffee & a cigar...
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Old 08 November 2013, 08:16   #105
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Some of you are very harsh ......

I can see his view point if trying to compare the progress you'd make in a kayak then to a small RIB which would travel 4 times quicker .....

If you read the marketing stuff about small RIBS they do tend to push a view they are all conquering....
Harsh, I thought that as well at first, then I did some searching via google on what other posts the person has submitted and my opinion has changed completely. He has upset a lot of people on a regular basis, even seems to go out of his way to do so.
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Old 08 November 2013, 08:28   #106
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Harsh, I thought that as well at first, then I did some searching via google on what other posts the person has submitted and my opinion has changed completely. He has upset a lot of people on a regular basis, even seems to go out of his way to do so.
Oh..I'm too much of a tech numpty to find anything else or other posts

Unless its page 1 of google I loose interest......
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Old 08 November 2013, 09:04   #107
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I was thinking of taking the kids to Cornwall next week - the weather looks good so I will be fitting the chid seats. Does anyone have any idea as to how this will affect the petrol consumption on the car? And should I consider fitting restraining belts? The young un is a bit feisty - but he usually stays sitting if i tell im!

Any advice accepted.
That photo shows your vehicle to be totally unsuitable. Therefore I'd suggest waiting for a rainy day and going then! And don't restrain the kids, just ask them to hold on if it gets a bit bumpy!

PS. Send us a postcard!

As for the OP - I'm not sure whether he's just set in his ways and unresponsive to (most) advice, or whether he's here to cause an argument. Either way it was quite a funny post to read!
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As for the OP - I'm not sure whether he's just set in his ways and unresponsive to (most) advice, or whether he's here to cause an argument. Either way it was quite a funny post to read!
He came for advice, but he didn't believe it...

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Harsh, I thought that as well at first, then I did some searching via google on what other posts the person has submitted and my opinion has changed completely. He has upset a lot of people on a regular basis, even seems to go out of his way to do so.
So he does, including this gem (my bold italics):

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Moan, moan, moan. Having kayaked from Boscombe to Dartmouth and back in the summer, I stopped at nearly every coastal town. Bournemouth was as good in it's own way as any of the rest. Anyone with an smidgen of common sense knows to buy their food in town before they hit the beach.
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