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Old 07 November 2013, 07:32   #11
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...and there was me thinking it was a backhanded reference to your ethnicity - as in: "dam joo, joo steenking Gringos"

GRP is Glass Reinforced Plastic - we Ribbers use it because it sounds more technical and substantial than "fiberglass"

Most Europeans (which technically includes the UK but not Yorkshire) are now metric. However, UK and Ireland Ribbers weigh their boats in Kilos but themselves in Stones. They buy gas in Liters* and beer in Pints. They measure their RIBs in Meters but their voyages in Nautical Miles. RIBs burn either Liters per Nautical Miles or Gallons per Hour. Their engines are now mostly built with metric parts, but are reassuringly rated in Horse Power. You get the picture....


*To confuse things, they spell them as "Litres"

That clears up nothing (except Yorkshire).
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And our gallons are bigger than your gallons!
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So, bottom line, I can tear up some bay (except Yorkshire). San Diego is cool? I shouldn't have an issue so long as I watch the throttle.
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Yorkshire = Gods County


I hope that helps!
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Or Manchester with 22 rocks?
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And our gallons are bigger than your gallons!
...and our Pints are bigger, which causes alarm or disappointment, depending which way the drinker has traveled.

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So, bottom line, I can tear up some bay (except Yorkshire). San Diego is cool? I shouldn't have an issue so long as I watch the throttle.
That's about it
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San Diego and 93 pebbles. You guys, the real RIB guys, tell me to go for it. The American RIB guys tell me I am nuts. Forget them, I going for the power, I think a stiff upper lip will turn to Mexican (except Yorkshire) smile.
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FYI, you're 17 and a quarter Stone. Which is kinda chunky, unless you're over 187 centimeters
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If it hasn't got one fit a killcord.

You probably will fall out & if you do no issues other than a short swim. The plus side is you will be able to rip up the bay with a LOT more confidence if it all goes 'Pete Tong' !
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