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Old 11 September 2007, 04:00   #171
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Makes the name Johnson seem much more appropriate. I'm off to drive a hardboat for a few days , honest! It's a landing craft
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Old 11 September 2007, 06:31   #172
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Makes the name Johnson seem much more appropriate. I'm off to drive a hardboat for a few days , honest! It's a landing craft
You won't get very far I watched on the news last night they stuck it on a roundabout
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Old 11 September 2007, 10:24   #173
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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!!!
Glad you enjoyed watching the racing in Salcombe - Did you see the RIB win the Basic race

Not sure who the race boat was as I was almost the last in (giving the competition winner from Sports Boat and RIB a spin) - if it was a green boat I know who it was and he wasn't racing (despite the numbers!). By the way he could have stuffed it, gone right under and still not sunk as all race boats have to have sufficient buoyancy to keep it afloat.
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Old 11 September 2007, 10:32   #174
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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
As someone who did ask a few people to help with safety cover I would like to say that although RIBs are very good at being safety and marshal boats so are hard boats, so I asked everyone I knew with a boat! The only people I didn't ask were people who thought they were better than everyone else.

As an advertiser here, a manufacturer of RIBs and hardboats (for those of you who don't know we make Phantom 19's under licence), a member of both Boatmad and Ribnet, as well as a RIB racer (with sit down seats and a cockpit) I can't believe the amount of we're better than you stuff spouted on this thread - why can't everyone just admit that sometimes their favoured boat isn't the best at something!





Rant over! (At least I think that was a rant not a hissy fit )
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Stop moaning Cookie, you ribbers are all the same.

Anyway, we like the 'We're better than you' stuff!

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You didn't ask many people on here then!
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Old 11 September 2007, 11:44   #176
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Stop moaning Cookie, you ribbers are all the same.

Anyway, we like the 'We're better than you' stuff!



You didn't ask many people on here then!


I think you're reading too much into my posts John!
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