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Old 27 September 2007, 04:59   #1
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In the interests of offering a fair and balanced view , it's not just ribNet ers who go on a witch hunt for some poor unsuspecting bastard, it's american hardboaters too. Remember the flak Jonny Fuller got for this:
http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m..._8_05.wmv.html

And the number of people who reckoned his motors were about to blow up too cos of the smoke!
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Old 27 September 2007, 09:29   #2
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Jonny, having seen the footage of your boat it does look like a real blast, my only concern (being a fellow pie eater) is the level of chin wobbling it causes I can see why the passenger seat is empty as you could have someones eye out.
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Old 27 September 2007, 09:40   #3
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Jonny, having seen the footage of your boat it does look like a real blast, my only concern (being a fellow pie eater) is the level of chin wobbling it causes I can see why the passenger seat is empty as you could have someones eye out.
Oi!! I heard that!

It's all relaxed muscle. I promise....you should see it 'tensed up'!

There's a lot less 'fuller flab' in the finished article.

http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m...final.wmv.html
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Old 27 September 2007, 15:27   #4
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In the interests of offering a fair and balanced view , it's not just ribNet ers who go on a witch hunt for some poor unsuspecting bastard, it's american hardboaters too. Remember the flak Jonny Fuller got for this:
http://media.boatmad.com/gallery/v/m..._8_05.wmv.html

And the number of people who reckoned his motors were about to blow up too cos of the smoke!
Ah yes, Leviathong on a rare deviation from its normal run as the Southampton-Folly Inn Ferry.
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Old 27 September 2007, 15:49   #5
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Ah yes, Leviathong on a rare deviation from its normal run as the Southampton-Folly Inn Ferry.
Cheeky oul bugger!
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Old 28 September 2007, 03:56   #6
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Jonny, having seen the footage of your boat it does look like a real blast, my only concern (being a fellow pie eater) is the level of chin wobbling it causes I can see why the passenger seat is empty as you could have someones eye out.
What ! assuming there was no one in the water near these crusiers is a lot safer (easier when your not the one at risk) If your the poser in the "look how fast I can make this go" boat.

Talking of chins,the chins slapping around I think potentially could cause injury and should be discussed here at length by the safety police , however the singing while trying to avoid a rebounding chin was deeply impressive.
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Old 28 September 2007, 06:02   #7
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What ! assuming there was no one in the water near these crusiers is a lot safer (easier when your not the one at risk) If your the poser in the "look how fast I can make this go" boat.

The 'Cruiser' was the video boat you halfwit. Even our cameraman aint stoopid enough to swim about holding his HDcam in the name of dramatic videotography.

Jeez you guys should go back to school for a common sense lesson.
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The 'Cruiser' was the video boat you halfwit.

Great video by the way Jonny. I notice that you are shown wearing a lifejacket at speed - i.e. at the appropriate time, when being flung out is a risk.
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Great video by the way Jonny.
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I notice that you are shown wearing a lifejacket at speed - i.e. at the appropriate time, when being flung out is a risk.
Ere, it aint a feckin ejector-rib you know!!!!!

However, and to cover some comments on other threads, if I was sinking, I'd probably be grateful of a tube (assuming it hadn't, as they sometimes do, fallen off during the accident) if I found myself in a violent high speed broach, I'd want some 'boat' around me. simple as that.

In 30 odd years of boating, I've so far managed to plan, or avoid, or maybe been plain lucky, not ever find myself sinking (I'd like to think that in virtually all cases, this is due to planning, experience, or professionalism ) thus so far, experience tells me I don't need a toob. (Note: this does of course include times where the choice is made not go out, due to poor, or impending poor weather, but contrary to popular belief here on the toob site, the threshold is not 5kph wind speed)

But....with the chosen pleasure being 'fast boats', I've been in a good few situations where an involuntary change of direction has occured, and almost without exception, I've remained in the boat because it had sides and I'm certain the outcome would have been very different if I were 'on' an ironing board with water wings. So again, experience tells me to keep em! (the sides)
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Old 28 September 2007, 07:51   #10
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Ere, it aint a feckin ejector-rib you know!!!!!

However, and to cover some comments on other threads, if I was sinking, I'd probably be grateful of a tube (assuming it hadn't, as they sometimes do, fallen off during the accident) if I found myself in a violent high speed broach, I'd want some 'boat' around me. simple as that.

In 30 odd years of boating, I've so far managed to plan, or avoid, or maybe been plain lucky, not ever find myself sinking (I'd like to think that in virtually all cases, this is due to planning, experience, or professionalism ) thus so far, experience tells me I don't need a toob. (Note: this does of course include times where the choice is made not go out, due to poor, or impending poor weather, but contrary to popular belief here on the toob site, the threshold is not 5kph wind speed)

But....with the chosen pleasure being 'fast boats', I've been in a good few situations where an involuntary change of direction has occured, and almost without exception, I've remained in the boat because it had sides and I'm certain the outcome would have been very different if I were 'on' an ironing board with water wings. So again, experience tells me to keep em! (the sides)
Fantastic video.

Sure to be some Ribneters spluttering into their Ovaltine seeing that display.
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