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Old 12 November 2008, 04:33   #51
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Weren't Cobra Ribs built in Southampton, before Dave Picton got involved?
Not sure about Southampton, but yes somewhere down here. They went bust in 91/92; Sue Callow was MD with her dad. Built quite a good boat for the dive market at the time, but to create a market name had to sell them cheap so didn't make sufficient profit to keep the business going, service loans etc in the last recession.

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Old 12 November 2008, 05:11   #52
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Pete fist cobra built by solent marine centre (port solent) ,sue feltham designed by her father 17/12/91 went bankrupt 1992 as you say due to selling too cheaply. then dave picton took over until he sold to present owners .as a point of interest i think codders was right to say about the rumour it may have saved someone from loosing their deposit and he did state that it was only a rumour
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Old 12 November 2008, 06:42   #53
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....as a point of interest i think codders was right to say about the rumour it may have saved someone from loosing their deposit and he did state that it was only a rumour
How can that be? Read it again. In order to save anybody's deposit the post would have had to be an advance warning of the company going bust. Instead it was speculation about the motives behind something that had already happened and about which nothing could be done. If it turns out to be false it is probably going to hinder any efforts to revive the business. If it is later proved to be true, we can then make informed comments.
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You are right in what you say. Codprawn is one of the posters you get on every forum. Knows everything about everything.
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You are right in what you say. Codprawn is one of the posters you get on every forum. Knows everything about everything.
Theres a few on every site i use
Nice to see you have made your mind up so quickly!!!

Your other posts here seem to have been really helpful..........
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Old 12 November 2008, 08:50   #56
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You are right in what you say. Codprawn is one of the posters you get on every forum. Knows everything about everything.
Theres a few on every site i use
Love him, or hate him,in my opinion these forums need Codsrawns type, if only to encourage debate. Sure he jumps in a bit too quick sometimes,and is often wrong, but at least his postings help keep this forum alive.
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Love him, or hate him,in my opinion these forums need Codsrawns type, if only to encourage debate. Sure he jumps in a bit too quick sometimes,and is often wrong, but at least his postings help keep this forum alive.
Agreed, the forum would be a poorer place without some characters and we had our fair share on here,

Crazyhorse, Manos, Flanker, Richard B and you couldn't forget the boatmad crowd

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I've never found what happened to Crazyhorse and his ally rib build. Was he real? Was it real? Does he still lurk? Is he dead? Was there something about him moving to Canada? Can anyone enlighten me?

Pete, is that avatar a Tohatsu? Is it yours?
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Pete, is that avatar a Tohatsu? Is it yours?
April Lass isn't a tohatsu, no. He's defected and reverted to his rag and stick roots!
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I've never found what happened to Crazyhorse and his ally rib build. Was he real? Was it real? Does he still lurk? Is he dead? Was there something about him moving to Canada? Can anyone enlighten me?
I occasionally speak to him on the phone, and have no reason to doubt him.
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