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Old 15 November 2004, 06:32   #1
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Christmas Present Ideas

All,

I mentioned this great thermal base layer a month or so back as divers think they are excellent, however I had not used any at the time.

Called Xerotherm by Fourth Element.

http://www.fourthelement.com/nz/imag...erm-page-2.jpg
http://www.fourthelement.com/nz/Xerotherm.htm

I bought some (£100 - £130 ish) a few weeks back then went diving on the West Coast of Scotland. I wore the things the whole trip in and out of the water ... they where excellent. Lovely and warm, breathable and black (I looked like a fat version of "The Saint"!)

Great Christmas present for yourself if you are looking for warmth!

Anybody got any other good ideas for presents ...
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The RNLI handbook is full of useful info for boaters (sections on navigation, first aid, engine problem troubleshooting, and loads more) and you get the satisfaction of helping the RNLI at the same time! Highly recommended!
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Old 15 November 2004, 08:14   #3
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I wore the things the whole trip in and out of the water ...
Yeah the smell was terrible!

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I mentioned this great thermal base layer a month or so back as divers think they are excellent, however I had not used any at the time.
Called Xerotherm by Fourth Element.
Dylan bought one at the Southampton boatshow - I was going to buy one but I tried it on backwards and thought it didn't fit! . Its amazing how warm it is considering its thickness, especially compared to my bulky thinsulate. Dylans seems very pleased with it.
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The RNLI handbook is full of useful info for boaters (sections on navigation, first aid, engine problem troubleshooting, and loads more) and you get the satisfaction of helping the RNLI at the same time! Highly recommended!
How romantic louise.....expect Richard will be buying you the 2005 RNLI handbook for christmas now
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How romantic louise.....expect Richard will be buying you the 2005 RNLI handbook for christmas now
Trouble is, I don't think he's that romantic though!
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I've just subscribed too.....

....R.I.B International at only £18.00. The first copy arrived today and I must say how pissed off I am at having missed out on it for the past 2 years or so. Anyway, if you don't have it ask the missus to buy it for you for xmas, you won't be disappointed.
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Look people your all becoming a bunch of sados (especially you louise)

An RNLI manual and a subscription to Rib int are not serious christmas presents are they, next your'll be suggesting a pack of flares or an EPIRB wont you, if i bought Mrs Rat an RNLI manual for christmas it would probably be my last with her !! for Godsake your all starting to sound like Phil Davies !

.......................I say it because i care ! ....................
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OK Bilge. What would you suggest then?
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I can recommend any of these 4.
Hours of harmless amusement and fun............and you might even learn something as well.
Naturaly, being a complete anorak, I have all four, and after making them up, have now set them in a special glue, framed and mounted them, and have hung them on my wall.
How sad is that?
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OK Bilge. What would you suggest then?
A bigger rib!

"It's not just a present for me sweetheart", "it's an investment for the both of us!?"

Well it worked for me!
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Heavens Forbid...........

............we all sound like Phil Davies. Pass me my gun.
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OK Bilge. What would you suggest then?

Might suggest a long weekend in Paris or a weekend at a health spar, maybe a shopping trip to Oxford street followed by dinner and then the theatre, if Rich B's really flush this year maybe Christmas in the Caribbean
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............we all sound like Phil Davies. Pass me my gun.

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Yes but i had to purchase it for him, then he shot me ! But he did let me shoot him back.
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............we all sound like Phil Davies. Pass me my gun.
Here, borrow mine, Graeme. Although it's a 3-shot semi-auto you'll only need one cartridge because you'll never miss with a gob as big as yours
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Yes but i had to purchase it for him, then he shot me ! But he did let me shoot him back.
This sounds like one of Phils strange fetish practices
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I have just realised, like the pillock that I am, that I neglected to post this link for my post above.

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