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Old 09 July 2003, 06:23   #1
Country: Australia
Town: Sydney
Make: Gemini
Length: 5.05
Engine: 85hp Yamaha
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 105
Greetings from Sydney Harbour

Hello all,

I believe its customary for a new member to get the drinks in so help yourselves at the virtual bar...

I'm an exile from the Uk on my first rib - a 5.05 Gemini Waverider with an 85hp Yamaha CV engine on the back. Noisy but strong and plenty quick enough for the harbour and a little bit of offshore here and there.

Have picked up some good tips from you guys so far on cleaning, expedition prepping and watersports so many thanks...

I mainly use the RIB inshore although for the last few weeks I have been heading outside of the harbour to view whales as they migrate up the coast to Queensland.

If you'd like to see a few shots of our stomping ground down here - take a look at . This is the area where we all buzz around down here. The rib pictured is another Gemini - not mine - but a bigger 6m version, but there are some good location shots if any are interested.


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Old 09 July 2003, 06:50   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 928
Hello Edward and welcome aboard. Just been doing some boating on the Queensland coast, shame you left it a little later to join us we could have met up.
Plan to be back at the end of the year so I will contact you nearer the time.
All the best Alan P

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Old 09 July 2003, 06:53   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Oxford
Make: Ribtec, Ballistic, C
Engine: 40hp 4 strokes - twi
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 309
welcome hope you enjoy the forum. I know I have.

Good boats the 5.05 I prefer them to the 5.5 and the 6. They give a better ride somehow.

p.s. thanks for the drink!!!

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Old 09 July 2003, 13:13   #4
Country: UK - England
Town: Hamble
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,317
Greetings from Sydney Harbour

What a lovely place to do your boating, next time your at Doyles on the Beach, have a fish supper for me.
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