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Old 29 March 2013, 17:44   #11
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There is nothing wrong in switching to a hard boat with a cabin and a bit of comfort.
Checkout the Parker Pilothouse and Weekend boats on Sussex Boat Shop and in the latest PBR magazine there is a boat test of the Parker 660 Pilothouse
Believe it or not that site is blocked on the ship I am on at the moment as the web address contains the word "sex". I would love to feed our IT administrators into a blender feet first. Interestingly we had allot of Angolans here recently and they could look at any porn they wanted to as their web addresses were in Portugese.

I will check them out when I can. Do they do a pilot house in the region of 5m? 660 may be a little over the 1.5 ton limit all up for my licence.
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Old 29 March 2013, 17:48   #12
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Am I mental? Thinking of going back to a hardboat...

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Old 29 March 2013, 17:51   #13
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I think that was the response I was secretly hoping for!
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Old 29 March 2013, 17:54   #14
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The 550 with a 135hp on the back could be fun.
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I think that was the response I was secretly hoping for!
That was the response I secretly gave you!
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Old 29 March 2013, 18:15   #16
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Each to their own But!

In my boating career to date I have had 3 hard boats and 4 Ribs the hard boats were a 16ft Seahog, 20ft Hardy Family Pilot,and an Aquador 26, my Ribs have been Ribcraft 5.85, 6.5, & 6.8 offshore.. And my present one an Excalibur ..While I try not to say never I would find it very difficult to go back to a hard boat doing the type of boating I do , If you do a lot of dropping in and out of harbours within a short distance like I do around the South West Cork coast calling to The likes of Cape Clear ,Baltimore ,Schull etc. I found that with a hard boat you were constantly having to be careful with fenders trying not to damage gel coat , with the rib while I would still be fairly careful I find they are more suitable to this style of boating..then again if it's what suits..
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[QUOTE=Markyboyo;525949]Believe it or not that site is blocked on the ship I am on at the moment as the web address contains the word "sex". I would love to feed our IT administrators into a blender feet first. QUOTE]


Just as well the boats your interested in aren't made in Scunthorpe. Re Hardboats why not. I'd quite like a Phantom or an Extreme one day

This time last year I was working in Block 18 I.m thinking it's about 30 degrees at the moment..Say hello to the Doradoes and Manta rays for me
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Old 29 March 2013, 18:23   #18
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I went through the same thing last year,
although I had a budget up to £10k I couldn’t find the RIB I wanted and ended up buying a hard boat.
By the way I was out today and yes it was bloody freezing.
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Old 29 March 2013, 18:24   #19
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[QUOTE=Poly;525929]Nor did I see any mention of a "head" which I think may also put off the more delicate visitors![QUOTE]

Funny how it goes ? some of our wimmen social lot would just appreciate the 'getting to where we go' and find a place to do the business.. others wont go unless its 'shanks' finest .. .. and was made in the town in which I have resided for 20years .. I think the girls need to man up a little and just get on with things, and dispense with the fluffy bits of life
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Old 29 March 2013, 18:28   #20
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Just as well the boats your interested in aren't made in Scunthorpe. Re Hardboats why not. I'd quite like a Phantom or an Extreme one day

This time last year I was working in Block 18 I.m thinking it's about 30 degrees at the moment..Say hello to the Doradoes and Manta rays for me
No way. I spent 4 years on the Bourbon 101 in Block 18. I could have stayed on the Seven Pacific down there but I have moved on to Rigid Pipelay for a While. Sailing to Brazil from the North sea in a week or so for a years work but I think we will be back to Angola for a quick Job in a couple of Months.
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