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Old 24 October 2007, 10:00   #21
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I envisaged something like this
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Old 24 October 2007, 11:52   #22
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What kind of pyrotechnics are you planning on using?

A suitable barge could be built to use as a launch platform, and moved far enough away from your RIB so as not to pose as significant a danger (assuming calm water.) You'd have to come up with a remote ignition, though, I guess.

I don't know how your on-water law enforcement is, but over here, I'd think at least twice about doing this, and then probably scrap it and watch the professional shows, but that's just me.


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Old 24 October 2007, 12:02   #23
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Nope I want to set them off from my RIB.

I'll have plenty of old folk on board and their hearing isn't so good nowadays so I wanted them to be as close to the launching site (ie in the RIB) as possible so they can enjoy the full on experience.
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Old 24 October 2007, 12:02   #24
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Magnificent ! May I thoroughly recommend the services of a Mr. G.Fish. His aptitude and experience in explosives and incendiaries may be just what you're looking for.... Don't use that Nobba Kennett, mind he's far too safety conscious for this sort of caper..."Up the Revolution!! "
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Nope I want to set them off from my RIB.

I'll have plenty of old folk on board and their hearing isn't so good nowadays so I wanted them to be as close to the launching site (ie in the RIB) as possible so they can enjoy the full on experience.

Ah... I see. You're probably better off turning their zimmer frames upside down then and using them to hold the rockets.
If it wobbles then just get a granny to hold on while you light it.
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Ah... I see. You're probably better off turning their zimmer frames upside down then and using them to hold the rockets.
If it wobbles then just get a granny to hold on while you light it.
And crutches make great shoulder rocket launchers.
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Best laugh with fireworks I heard.

My mate came in to work one day saying he had nearly got himself a quick divorce.

He had decided to entertain his family at Guy Fawkes night and provide his own display. However he's one of these chaps that can't even change a plug. Seems he stuck all his rockets straight in to the ground and then lit them. Would have loved to have been there. Not one managed to take off. And all exploded at the grand height of 100 centimeters.
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I can imagine the finale to be excellent .. as petrol burns with a yellowish orange, you'd want some cobalt in the final sequence.. as a contrast naturally.......or perhaps green.. for the more environmentally concious .. any suggestions for that finishing move ?
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A former work colleague used to (probably still does) have a part time job working for a pyrotechnics company doing professional displays.

During one display, one of the 6" mortars didn't fire properly - the primary charge that lifts the shell to x hundred feet fired correctly, but the secondary charge that explodes it didn't go off - he discovered this when it landed again about 6 feet away from him - apparently the hole in the ground was quite impressive.

The company that manufactured the pyro claimed that it wasn't possible for it to fail in this manner - he offered his underpants as evidence that it had .
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