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Old 03 December 2004, 18:14   #31
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forget the shotguns as that's just asking for an accidental tube deflation!

but paintballing........now there's a good idea, you'd need to have rules that no-one aims for the skipper on purpose as I could see a nasty collision occuring.

Oh and not on my new shiny rib!

You could even tie in a deserted beach and re-enact D-Day!!
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Old 03 December 2004, 19:52   #32
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Andy Stevens and i have been in discussions about running a rib based paint ball tournament. He runs a paintball site in Hampshire and has a Tohatsu with a 150 opti i have a boat with similar power to weight ratio and it should be Kwite a buzz. As far as I can see the drivers must wear a helmet and Visor and no haed on ( jousting type) approaches and adhesion to the colregs should make it safe.

We will let you know when we need some voulunteer passengers
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Old 04 December 2004, 02:30   #33
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a rib based paint ball tournament.
I assume you'll find somewhere nice and quiet for it such as round the back of the island? Don't reckon the Solent yotties would be too pleased to see a couple of RIBs flying around firing at each other! And even less pleased if one of their sails accidentally got splatted with pink paint!
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I wouldn't want to put such a large fuel burden on the day.!
The enviromental issues would have to be cosidered as I have no desire to make the sea any dirtier or littered than it already is.

re splatting a sail now theres a thought! How many points for a spinnaker!
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What are the legal issues about using a gun at sea , I have often thought it would be good to go clay pigeon shooting off a RIB odiously given the right weather and safety provision Des
Des, a phew years ago I went on a dive charter boat out of Plymouth, which did clay pigeon shooting off the boat! It was called the "McGregor" All good fun if a bit restrictive as bird crossing or coming to you are out!
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Just out of curiousity what are the gun laws now? I always had a hankering for getting a black powder long gun (preferably a rifle) for some fun but haven't a clue what the law on owning, storing and buying such would be.
plus the fun of buying and storing black powder
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It was called the "McGregor"
I think the McGregor is now a dive site in its own right somewhere down there!

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really? I was diving off Guernsey a few years ago off her.
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Yep I did a channel islands trip on it as well. Skipper was a bit funny, but boat wasnt too bad.

They had a fire on board a couple of years ago while 'doing maintenance out at sea', the crew jumped off and it sank. Just the skipper and cook on board.... sounds a bit funny but who knows what they were up to.

http://www.divernet.com/news/items/mcgregor160403.htm

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really? I was diving off Guernsey a few years ago
Guernsey's not that small that it has a spring board at one end you know.



Oh and Guernsey during the summer is commonly refered to as "tropical dot" or during winter "the ar*e end of no where"!
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