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Old 09 September 2007, 10:19   #111
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Without being cheeky mate, have you ever been in a quick boat?
If you ever visit Scotland PM me i'll let you have a shot in a F3 single seat Burgess cat
Most days you can pull around 80+MPH it'll put a big grin on yi face.
No I have not but would love to experience it! Thanks for the offer I may well take you up on it if I am visiting your neck of the woods.

My point still stands.

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Old 09 September 2007, 10:25   #112
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did not have time to post this last night but this thread reminded me...some years back me and my rubber dubber set out to go over to Studland where you can play around with your water toys (sounds rude) as it's often quite calm there, but this day it was a blowing a lot, few boats about not a good sign got about 1/4 mile past the ferry entrance going into the bay, not a pleasure boat in sight, and could not go more than 4/5 mph the waves were longer than the boat and pitched it really high, I had been enticed to go that far by the harbour master boat it seemed to be having no problems at that point the harbour master boat shot over he had a hailer even though he was only around 30ft from me and said...go back...I said in a joking way don't worry it's a rib...he said that's what worry s me its people like you in boats like that, he said something to the words like when you have a proper boat like this one I will let you through...I thought nuff said and scuttled back in...me and me mate had already moist pants from the conditions ( ribbers ehh ) his boat I think was a Halmatic same as the pilot boats and no tooobs in sight

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Read the service return for August 15th, Poole Pilot Boat on fire!

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Old 09 September 2007, 10:25   #113
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did not have time to post this last night but this thread reminded me...some years back me and my rubber dubber set out to go over to Studland where you can play around with your water toys (sounds rude) as it's often quite calm there, but this day it was a blowing a lot, few boats about not a good sign got about 1/4 mile past the ferry entrance going into the bay, not a pleasure boat in sight, and could not go more than 4/5 mph the waves were longer than the boat and pitched it really high, I had been enticed to go that far by the harbour master boat it seemed to be having no problems at that point the harbour master boat shot over he had a hailer even though he was only around 30ft from me and said...go back...I said in a joking way don't worry it's a rib...he said that's what worry s me its people like you in boats like that, he said something to the words like when you have a proper boat like this one I will let you through...I thought nuff said and scuttled back in...me and me mate had already moist pants from the conditions ( ribbers ehh ) his boat I think was a Halmatic same as the pilot boats and no tooobs in sight
So you went out in conditions that did not suite your boat, I don't see how this instance is a slur on RIBs in general?

I have a friend with a Humber 5.0 meter that has a rather shallow V, the difference in a heavy sea between that boat and my Osprey which is only 50 CM longer is like night and day.

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So you went out in conditions that did not suite your boat, I don't see how this instance is a slur on RIBs in general?

I have a friend with a Humber 5.0 meter that has a rather shallow V, the difference in a heavy sea between that boat and my Osprey which is only 50 CM longer is like night and day.

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The Harbour Master doesn't know the difference between your Osprey and your mates Humber.
He can't stop you going out, what happens if someone in an old Atlantic 21 wants to go out, will he stop them, the boat and crew could be more than capable but he wouldn't know.
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As you say he could not really stop you, but they were words of concern and rightly so these were the conditions that people are warned about (an area of sea can turn very dangerous in a very short time these are the sort of warnings you see posted on this kind of boating site words of wisdom)... that part of the bay can be subject to wind over tide and even on and average day can produce a good size swell, in fairness I had only stuck the nose into the bay that far out of curiosity and had intended running back in asap...Rib size 5.85m engine 200hp
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Old 09 September 2007, 14:41   #116
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From Boatmad.com...

"had a right f**king nightmare today at lee-on-solent, took our dateline bounty 4.3 out for its maiden voyage and about 5 mins across the solent to the isle of wight the engine caught fire, not very pleased to say the least, seems the electrics shorted somewhere, as i reached into a smoke and fire filled engine compartment i grabbed the fire extinguisher and found that was faulty and wouldnt go off as one would expect it to, so there we were floating about half a mile out to sea with a boat on fire! in a bit of a pickle would be an understatement!

anyway thanks very much to the chap in his rib that rescued us by lending us his fire extinguisher and towing us back to the shore, you shot off so quick we didnt get a chance to thank you properly, and let us pay you for your fire extinguisher"

The irony of it all

P.S. Just returned form watching the powerboat racing at Salcombe. Brilliant.

On leaving, were following a race boat (cockpit etc.) who was arsing about on the wake of big motor cruiser. They stuffed the bow and almost sunk the bloody thing!!!
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on fire! in a bit of a pickle would be an understatement! anyway thanks very much to the chap in his rib that rescued us by lending us his fire extinguisher and towing us back to the shore
Look out Jonny.. your gonna eat humble pie one of these days And if its me that rescues you, I'll be using a funnel, foi gras style
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Old 09 September 2007, 16:16   #118
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were the racing folk at Salcombe appealing for local rib owners to help as safety cover , like they did in plymouth last year ?? I seem to remember lots of the teams using ribs to get about setting up the course etc . Wonder why they did that , surely red speed boats would have been far better with Viagra dispensers fitted to every seat
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You guys really rock!

To be honest mr bigmouz, I hope I have the honour of having my life saved by you, even if it means the death of my reputation.
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were the racing folk at Salcombe appealing for local rib owners to help as safety cover , like they did in plymouth last year ?? I seem to remember lots of the teams using ribs to get about setting up the course etc . Wonder why they did that , surely red speed boats would have been far better with Viagra dispensers fitted to every seat

Your built in fenders. it's your ONLY attribute. We dont want any damage to our beautiful craft. Also, there's always loads that say 'yes' coz it's kinda like giving a prefect badge to a little nerd. excellent volunteer fodder!
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