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Old 22 September 2004, 09:00   #1
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Frequently asked questions - help please!

There are some questions that come round time and time again, and it's probably about time that we put together a FAQ for the site. It may be that we could just point people to relevant threads, or perhaps the information could be better summarised.

Any suggestions for format and content? Any takers to help compile it?

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Old 22 September 2004, 09:07   #2
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As a 'lady of leisure' I have plenty of time on my hands, John, and I'm quite good at doing searches for stuff. I'll happily give you a hand with this and will give some thought to format and what to include (while waiting for the others to post their collective wisdom!).

P.S. Typo - 'asked' not 'asled'!!!
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Perhaps it was misled instead of asled . . .

OK, I've changed it now

Thanks for the offer. As you seem to be RIBnet's unnofficial real live "here's a link to the answer you wanted" FAQ bot you would seem to be a perfect candidate!

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Perhaps is was misled instead of asled . . .
"is"???

at 'misled'.
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OK. Here are a few suggested topics to get us started:

* What do I need to go abroad?
* What do I need to own/operate a VHF?
* Legalities of towing & trailers
* 2 stroke 4 stroke debate - pros and cons
* Diesel/petrol debate - pros and cons
* Reports on engines - good experiences & bad experiences
* Reports on RIBs - good experiences & bad experiences
* Places to visit by RIB (inc. pubs, accommodation, etc) - Solent, East Coast, North Wales & West, Scotland, South West, Thames, etc
* Training - summary of PB1, PB2, Intermediate & Advanced; where to get training
* Gadgets - must haves; flush/bracket mounted - pros & cons; good/bad experiences
* How to... (e.g. change an impeller; find out best prop pitch size; DRILL A HOLE!!! etc)
* What to wear & where to buy it
* Weather websites

Your thoughts, ladies & gents, please!

P.S. I realise some of these are a little contentious but a bit of debate is healthy, isn't it?
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Towing vehicles!
That did I have to say that for!
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Louise,

I would say that that pretty much covers it. Had a quick scan through some of the pages in the various threads and what you put seems to say it all.
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That did I have to say that for!
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D'oh! I was hoping we could forget that one!!!!
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That did I have to say that for!
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You are a brave MAN!!!
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Dare I say it: What kit/safety gear should I carry?
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D'oh! I was hoping we could forget that one!!!!
If only they have to be some of the longest threads around!
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How does trim work often comes up...
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...and getting rid of blobs altogether


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Propellers. Size and material etc.

Pacific 22 parts list including NATO part numbers and alternatives. (Server space permitting)
Gotta geta rise outa that.

EDIT:-
Mr Kennett, are you a mind reader? I have just seen you have asked for that info.
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Oi! don't you hijack my soap box
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Someone's been peeking! The crane's good, but the "stuff" ? Now that's great......
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Gluing hypalon, PVC and pvc/hyp.
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Hulls and Tubes section then? That would be somewhere to stick "Holes".
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