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Old 18 October 2009, 00:14   #1
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Biscuiting

I just wanted to share this as it's been making me laugh ever since...

Went biscuitting today (for first time with my RIB)... one friend set a challenge to get him off.. he hit 30knots on a single round sea biscuit.... and survived!! He bloody held on... even when the biscuit went vertical... he held on for about 8 minutes before I (skipper) gave up!

No pictures unfortuantly, but it was hilarious... next time going to mount underwater camera to my nav arch and film the carnage!!

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Old 18 October 2009, 03:16   #2
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excellent, but anything much more than 35knts they have a habit of bursting.

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Old 18 October 2009, 03:41   #3
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they have a habit of bursting.

that wud be even better to watch!!!
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Old 18 October 2009, 06:39   #4
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Glad to hear someone else referring to them as biscuits. We used to call them biscuits back in the late 80's when they first appeared, I still do and no-one knows what I'm talking about. A doughnut is a round cakey thing with a hole in it.
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Old 18 October 2009, 12:02   #5
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Old 18 October 2009, 15:58   #6
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A doughnut is a round cakey thing with a hole in it.
Or something involving a car and a handbrake...

And ringos just sounds like a bad brand name for crisps...
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We've always called them a Biscuit.

In fact the one I have has 'Sea Biscuit' printed on it.

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Talking of circular things to tow behind boats, I remember my uncle used to have a flat plastic disc around 3' diameter, with hooks on the edge to clip the ski handle into. You'd start kneeling down on it, then when planing, get up & stand on it. Weird fad thing from the '80s. Anyone used one? Anyone still using one??
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Nope, tractor rear inner-tubes behind fishing punts down this way. I've still got the scar from diving through the middle and catching my chest on the valve.
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Sounds like fun.

I had a Ski-seat, it was a pair of skis with a frame and a seat that was linked to the skis so that when you leant the seat over it steered the skis.

Was good fun, but bloody dangerous as the slightest shift of weight on the seat caused it to do a right angle turn.
Also if you fell off by going over the front it used to catch you up and run over you.

Here's a picture of Davybuoys son Neil on it a few years ago.
Not sure where it is now.

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