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Old 28 September 2010, 05:15   #61
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[QUOTE=willk;372302] Yes, and when I said Humber owners should big up a bit, I wasn't being personal,

No worries, i see it as an advantage that less of me is exposed to the weather over the screen!

I have read about that trip before, though personally i don't see it as much of a credibility to the boats being built today. Yes it shows it must have been durable to withstand the weather and I suppose gives credit to their history and experience, but I think the fact so many Humbers are sold and still being used as workboats many years later etc is more telling. Seaworthy, solid, dry and arguably good value.
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[QUOTE= . Seaworthy, solid, dry and arguably good value. [/QUOTE]

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Old 28 September 2010, 09:09   #63
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Keep chugging. Does Domino get on the plane before WOT?
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Old 28 September 2010, 11:21   #64
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Same with the trans-atlantic thing, Alan Priddy got winched on to the deck of an ice-breaker and carried a few miles after getting boxed in by ice. Therefore Alan didn't cross the north atlantic in a rib at all, therefore Bear was the first person to cross obviously

Can't remember the reason for that bearded Irish bloke not counting in all this
I didnt get winched onto an Ice Breaker in Greenland, it was a fishing boat 35 miles off Iceland when we ran out of fuel after having to take a 200 mile detour around the Arctic Ice. For a bit of clarity, We then took the New York to UK world record, crossed every ocean in the world in the RIB all before Bear thought about crossing the Atlantic . So I think this does make Bear a bit of a Fibber. We did challenge him to a race across the Atlantic in 2004 just to prove a point. This was to be our third Atlantic Crossing v Bears first attempt but he turned us down. Cant think why !!!!!.Oh yes, I remember now, we did in 8 days quicker than he did.
Regardless, Bear is a very nice, friendly young guy who plays to the Public for his own goals. On the down side, he wears a bit to much makeup for me to be called an "Adventurer" Alan P
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I didnt get winched onto an Ice Breaker in Greenland, it was a fishing boat 35 miles off Iceland when we ran out of fuel after having to take a 200 mile detour around the Arctic Ice.
My apologies, it's been a good number of years since I read the book!

Excellent read by the way, recommend it to anyone
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Well done Alan

Someone that can legitimately talk sheet about Mr. Grylls, and get this discussian back on track about amazing feats of ribbing!
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Bear Grylls?

http://www.methodsofhealing.com/11-u...-food-sources/

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WHAT?? AM I reading things right? Willk promoting something other than a Redbay!

Come on Humbers!!!

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WHAT?? AM I reading things right? Willk promoting something other than a Redbay!
Tell me about it

I signed a "placement" deal with them earlier in the summer but each time I give them a "plug", either a packet of hypalon patches or a tube of transom weld arrives in the post.

I give up
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I didnt get winched onto an Ice Breaker in Greenland, it was a fishing boat 35 miles off Iceland when we ran out of fuel after having to take a 200 mile detour around the Arctic Ice. For a bit of clarity, We then took the New York to UK world record, crossed every ocean in the world in the RIB all before Bear thought about crossing the Atlantic . So I think this does make Bear a bit of a Fibber. We did challenge him to a race across the Atlantic in 2004 just to prove a point. This was to be our third Atlantic Crossing v Bears first attempt but he turned us down. Cant think why !!!!!.Oh yes, I remember now, we did in 8 days quicker than he did.
Regardless, Bear is a very nice, friendly young guy who plays to the Public for his own goals. On the down side, he wears a bit to much makeup for me to be called an "Adventurer" Alan P
And I won't mention Enda O'Coineens first Atlantic crossing in a RIB The "Unsinkable Kilcullen" and Bear's claims to same a few years ago Ooops! I just did !

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