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Old 23 October 2007, 15:30   #1
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Fireworks and RIBS

As is customary for me, early next month I shall navigate out onto the grand River Thames in my RIB, heading to the centre of our nation's great capital in order to observe the firework displays that the Regions of the United Kingdom can only dream of.

I am considering adding to these displays by letting off various fireworks of my own including some substantial rockets whilst at anchor outside parliament (a suitable area to celebrate the memory of Guy Fawkes I believe)

My question is, are there any particular dangers with letting off fireworks from a RIB that I need to be aware of?

I shall of course be wearing a life preserver and utilising the kill cord feature.
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Maybe he's chartered it to Al Queda???
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This HAS to be a windup, right?

1)Basic law of physics-every action has an equal and opposite reaction. IE unless you've got a 20' tube, your rockets will be firing their exhausts into your boat.

2)Fire,fibreglass and fuel are a VERY bad combination.

3) You'll be lucky if the police don't shoot you if you're near parliament with explosives.
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My question is, are there any particular dangers with letting off fireworks from a RIBEYE that I need to be aware of?
Where does one start?! You might be better off putting a match to the Ribeye and saving the fireworks.
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Perhaps he should change his name to Guy Faulks.
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Tim I reckon you would be fine it should be a great show. let me know where and when so I can bring the video camera

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I am considering adding to these displays by letting off various fireworks of my own including some substantial rockets whilst at anchor outside parliament (a suitable area to celebrate the memory of Guy Fawkes I believe)

My question is, are there any particular dangers with letting off fireworks from a RIB that I need to be aware of?
That is one of the most stupid ideas i have heard in a long time. Have you heard of the Darwin Awards?
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It will be perfectly safe - he has done a risk assessment........
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It will be perfectly safe - he has done a risk assessment........
It should read "Risky as f--k".
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