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Old 08 September 2004, 11:44   #1
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Funny things happen at sea!

On holiday last week in Bembridge & had the oddest request!
Went some thing like this!

Is that your boat?

Yes! Why?

We have a dead horse up the beach, can you tow it off & along the beach?

Well what could I say but yes!
As luck would have it at that moment this chaps mate appeared with a tractor so my services where not required!
They pulled it up the beach so not to be washed away by the tied.
later returned with a rib & lots of floats. Towed it off the beach & off to some French butcher!

Well not shore where it went, but this is the oddest request I have had!
What is your oddest request?
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Old 08 September 2004, 11:52   #2
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Well, I've quite frequently been asked to do the oddest things too by chance... well not exactly odd... more physically impossible......
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Well this is not as much funny more of an act of stupidity,

We were anchored off of West Witterings Beach in the harbour when a lady on a 8m inboard diesel Jet powered rib kept circling us gradually getting closer, I called across to her and asked if she was ok to be told she did not know how to stop her rib. She had 2 very young children on board (NOT WEARING LIFEJACKETS) which were getting quite worked up so I tried to help. After much shouting back and forth I ended up getting her to come as close along side my Rib as possible where upon I jumped across and stopped her rib.

At the end of the day she asked if I could accompany her back up the channel to her mooring, so I drove her Rib back and my other half followed back in ours.

Hope she learned a valuable lesson that day!!
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Well, I've quite frequently been asked to do the oddest things too by chance... well not exactly odd... more physically impossible......
hmmm, yes, horses, say no more
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What was she doing driving it?
Did she give you any exclamation?
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Did she give you any exclamation?
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Like "Gosh" or "Aha" or "Cheeze" or "eek" do you mean?
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What was she doing driving it?
Did she give you any exclamation?
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All she could say was someone at one of the Boat Clubs had roughly shown her how to use it (it was a club boat by the way) and as it was a hot sunny day she thought she'd take her girls down the beach. She did agree with me that she had been foolish for taking it and would not be doing it again. Neither myself or my other half could believe she had done it, she did not know how much fuel was in it, the tubes were very flat and she even made a comment that she has planned on going over to the IOW in it on the following day. (No Comment!!)
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I called across to her and asked if she was ok to be told she did not know how to stop her rib.
I work allot with CNC machine tools and you always learn how to stop something before you learn how to start it, I guess this should apply to everything else, cars, boats etc.
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I work allot with CNC machine tools and you always learn how to stop something before you learn how to start it, I guess this should apply to everything else, cars, boats etc.
You would have thought so wouldn't you, but then you would hope that a mother with two very young daughters on board, not wearing life jackets would have had more common sense let alone the Boat Club that allowed her to take the Rib in the first place!!
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