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Old 17 October 2004, 17:06   #1
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First cruise

Well Keran and me had our first cruise on our rib KeyMar today. Nothing to exciting it was only on the River Trent. We dropped her in at Farndon Marina and within ten minutes we had performed our first rescue!!!! A couple of fishermen in a dinghy with a broken outboard were frantically paddeling upstream againts a good couple of feet of running flood water

With the dinghy towed safely back to Farndon we went in search of a stretch of un-inhabited river. Once found she quickly came up onto the plane with a max. recorded speed of 33kts on the gps. (if british waterways are reading this then my gps is way out of caliberation!!!!).

Apart from the rain showers we had a great time, even our nine month old german sheppard loved it. After a stop for lunch it was back to the marina for some more practise getting the boat on and off the trailer. We have taken some photos and when i figure out how to re-size them I will post them.

A great day and totally justified buying our boat.

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Old 17 October 2004, 17:10   #2
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Sounds brill and a bit eventful for a first cruise!!!


The weather seemed good today too (calm apart from the showers)...

Look forward to photos

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Glad to hear you had a good day out. And doing a rescue too! Well done! Looking forward to the piccies - hope there's one of the German shepherd .
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We have taken some photos and when i figure out how to re-size them I will post them.

Show me yours and I'll show you mine.

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Old 18 October 2004, 18:58   #5
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Go to Google.......

..........and punch in PAINTSTUDIO LITE and see what you can find, this will assist in resizing. Good luck. Looking forward to seeing your results.
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You can use Windows paint to re-size pictures and to change the attributes, (eg. saving a .bmp as .jpg for a smaller file size).
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At long last......

As promised, here are a few pictures of our first cruise.

1. Ready for the off

2. Manouvering practice

3. The business end

4. Ospreys new anti theft device!!!!!!

Cheers

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More pics, pleeeease, boat looks great.
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Cool pics. How did your dog like it?
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thanks guys

There you go Petrov, just for you. The picture of KeyMar on the trailer was taken after we had just collected her.

Louise, Cody loved it I think she must have a bit of springer in her somewhere

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