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Old 20 July 2006, 15:13   #1
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Hey all,

John has very kindly granted me access back to the forum, I have been skirting around the fringes but am now back into the fold.

Well sort of bar the fact that I sold my boat this year, had a baby, bought a jetski, ran over a girls head, sold the jetski, bought a honda 2.7 inflatable, bought a paraglider - now spending weekends jumping off the South Downs looking out to sea & pottering around in my little tender (with 5hp).

In my favour though I am planning a brand new humber 6.5m rib next year (once I can get the chick back to work) so will be asking lots of questions ref best buys.

Take care all
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Old 20 July 2006, 16:03   #2
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Welcome back!

Boy or girl?

And how's the casualty in the jetski accident - OK I hope... and what happened?
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Old 20 July 2006, 17:01   #3
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Got myself a little boy, sold my Tornado rib Feb 7th, baby born Feb 9th.

I bought the ski as I figured I would not be using the RIB this year with a little baby (yes sensible talk from me) and the fact the old 115hp Mercury engine cost me 100 in fuel everytime I took it out, I still wanted retain a powered water vehicle. So I went for the Seadoo RXP which is a 2 seater and 215bhp supercharged engine - it flew like the wind, but that level of performance comes at a cost, such as a new supercharger clutch after 10 hours use.

I was using out on a lake a few months back, bombing round some bouys and some other jetskiers when a woman fell off her stand up just in front of me, I could do nothing but ride over her, quite hairy really. An air ambulance came to get her and she spent a few hours in hospital but was fine - thanks to wearing a helmet.

One of the problems with jetskis is the fact they are banned every where, I hated going to Cornwall and not launching anywhere. I also realised how much I liked the cruising in a rib. Only so much zooming on a ski you can till it gets a little boring. So I decided to get a zapcat and sold the ski, then had a change as I always stated I wanted a new RIB and a zapcat would delay that, so I decided on paragliding and shopping for a new boat.

I spent 10 days in Hong Kong working where I met a guy whom posts on here, he kindly took me for a ride in his rib - which was running twin 225 Evinrudes - and some sort of hydraulic suspension seat. v-nice.

Whats the latest here? did codders get his rib?
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Old 20 July 2006, 17:14   #4
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Oh yeah.... Codders got his RIB

Congratulations on the baby boy.

Good to hear that the casualty from the accident is OK.
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Old 20 July 2006, 19:02   #5
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Not this RIB by any chance???

If you want a look at my boat have a look at these.

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Old 21 July 2006, 01:27   #6
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Forgive me for asking... why did you get banished in the first place??. I have just come back myself , but my absence was due to illness. Can I know all the scary details---- this intrigues me

Congrats on new arrival. As regards the 'accident"- I hate to tell you this- you cant be too careful enough when ribbing..... so jumping off ribs now is the past???

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Old 21 July 2006, 02:36   #7
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codders - congrats on the final arrival of your boat, good to see the doubters will have bee silenced. That was the boat that picked me up. I was in Hong Kong on a trip and wanted to go the best beach on the island. It was only accessible by boat......................or a hike through the bush over a mountain, so I took a guy from work and made the hike. Which in 30 degrees and 98% humidity was no easy feat. Was worth it when we got to the beach. was starting to dread the walk back when that RIB pulled up to the beach, I got chatting to the owner and he offered a lift back to port. Which was a real life saver. You still bounce around alot on those seats.

The reason for my ban - well not sure if you guys remember he fella that came on here and had heaps of cash, he already had a sunseeker in france (I think) and was looking for some advide on buying a RIB. Well a couple of people on here started to give him grief, I took exception to it and it ended with a few very heated words, next day I find I cannot login - no worries though as I post that many threads.

As for jumping off speedng RIBs - of course, better to do and die than never try at all.
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Old 21 July 2006, 03:14   #8
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As for jumping off speedng RIBs - of course, better to do and die than never try at all.


Hav'nt changed then????--- Think about this!!.. If the girl had been killed by you, the prop could have sliced her head of, helmet or not, ---you would have been up for manslaughter- and your life would be in shreds.Its fun being a cavalier and " do or die"- but why in the first place were you running a rib where there were apparantly jetskies all over the place - ?? and in your own words "bombing" around . In my book that's asking for trouble

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I think he was on a jet ski?
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Old 21 July 2006, 03:24   #10
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excuse me - my fault - I see you were on a jetski as well.. and not a rib when the accident happened..

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