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Old 26 July 2004, 09:02   #11
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Proves my point. Just because you have sat an exam and got a piece of paper that says " You know what you are doing" it means sweet F all.
Experiance is the only test of time not RYA Exams Alan P
They help though, before you can gain experiance, you need a solid starting point, which you would find harder to gain without some professional instruction.

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Old 26 July 2004, 09:07   #12
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Ineresting. Can they be retro-fitted? Anyone got a pictuer of one?

This is my first RIB so this stuff is new to me (done a lot of yachting, not much powerboating). I have only used it for fairweather trips so far, but as confidence grows I want to go further afield and this sounds like quite an important bit of kit!
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Old 26 July 2004, 09:22   #13
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Sorry, I couldn' help myself........

[QUOTE=Squirrel] Ineresting. Can they be retro-fitted? Anyone got a pictuer of one?


.,.......and anyway, Phil Davies put me upto it saying how boring the forum was at the moment
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Old 26 July 2004, 09:24   #14
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Darn it, there goes my 2400kg payload limit!

Must add significanlty to the running costs
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Old 26 July 2004, 09:26   #15
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Secret, that was a cracking.........

response - well done and welcome to the Forum, nice to have another cheery sole aboard.

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Old 26 July 2004, 09:35   #16
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nice to have another cheery sole aboard.Graeme.
He's a squirrel, Graeme, not a bloody fish. The spelling is s.o.u.l. Jesus H Christ, man, haven't you got any exams to your name, you uneducated Scouse peasant?
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Old 26 July 2004, 09:42   #17
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Steady now, there is a squirrel fish but it looks a bit miserable for my liking:



So, getting back to the point, does anyone have a pictuer of an elephant trunk of the non-African or Indian variety?
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Old 26 July 2004, 09:43   #18
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Well excuse me.........

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The spelling is s.o.u.l. Jesus H Christ, you uneducated Scouse peasant?
........but I'm sorry for calling "Secret" a fish but there's no need to call me a bird ! You posh Southern Toff.

And furthermore, Scowse is spelt with a "W"
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Forgive my ignorance, but what does "dropping the elephant trunk" mean?
Not the best photo but you may get the idea!
As for bag collecting some people just like collecting them! It dose fuel a hole industry out there!
But having said that if you have no boating experience & buy a boat then I would be the first to suggest getting some instruction!
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Old 26 July 2004, 09:51   #20
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Oh OK, thanks for that. So its just a hose coming out of the transom above the water-line to drain out the worst of the water in the cockpit. I thought there might be more to it than that!

As for instruction, I think its important when you see the way some idiots carry on. Even a basic "rules of the road" course would make life much easier for the rest of us.
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