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Old 15 February 2013, 18:05   #51
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I'll add my tuppence worth. I've never met Bear Grylls, but its fair to say if I'd had, I like to shake his hand. It's not every day you meet someone that's climbed Everest, been in the SAS TA, been an ambassador for the scouts, crossed the Atlantic in a RIB... yadda yadda.

He obviously loves what he does, and goodness knows its better than doing 9 to 5... or in my case 8 to 8.

As Oddball would say in Kelly's Heros... 'Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?'
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Old 15 February 2013, 19:29   #53
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I filmed this while driving to my gran's grave in London.

Cool eh?
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Old 15 February 2013, 19:34   #54
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He just trading on his fame, no different to most people in sport/ media ,
The point is like apple or Nike or another brand pay 30 0/0 to make then the rest is profit
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I have seen some of his programmes, and do think some of the stunts he pulls off are a bit on the dodgy side, jumping off waterfalls, always going deep into caves, but realise without it, the programmes would not get the audiences they do. I think a lot is probably the producers getting him to do stuff that appeals to the target audience.

However having recently read Bear's book about how he came back from being potentially paralysed at 19 after a helicopter crash whilst in the SAS, to become (at that time) the youngest person to climb Everest at 22, and the journey, fundraising, and expedition to do that, it really changed my opinion of him, it shows a person with real drive and determination to beat the odds, and for me was quite enlightening.

Now Ray Mears is an excellent example,of a very level headed, and kowledgeable presenter, but nowhere near as dramatic.

I wonder if you were to ask a global audience which one they remember seeing on TV who would come out on top?
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Indeed it was not, Looey - it was Very Naughty Indeed!

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Still, there is a Scouting connection in the story: "The boat was seized and after the court case, where both occupants were given prison sentences, the brand-new boat and engine were given to the local Sea Scouts!"
Its the same but different looey
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Its the same but different looey
Aye - I was just checking to make sure that you read the entire article - the Scouts boats was indeed, not the Madera. The coppers kept the "nice" one for themselves.

On face of it, those old Crompton hulls still seem to appeal to the same "clientele"
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45 knots for a 1,4T boat with 100 HP ???
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Still, there is a Scouting connection in the story: "The boat was seized and after the court case, where both occupants were given prison sentences, the brand-new boat and engine were given to the local Sea Scouts!"
I love this bit..... "The engines are rigged to a racing layout with the two out motors having XL legs and handed 21 Revolution 4 props; the centre motor has a 23 three-bladed Laser. This rig Royal Gibraltar Police Airset-up was advised by Lee, a former South African powerboat racer who works at Barrus and who used this set-up to good effect."

That'd be the same Lee who had a facebook page, until Barrus told him to remove it!
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Aye - I was just checking to make sure that you read the entire article - the Scouts boats was indeed, not the Madera. The coppers kept the "nice" one for themselves.

On face of it, those old Crompton hulls still seem to appeal to the same "clientele"
Yes coppers kept madera
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