Bloody hell you're a decent lot of people! I can truthfully say that this is the friendliest forum I've ever used on the internet. There is very little trouble, and everyone is extremely friendly, generous, and willing to share advice. Can't wait to put some faces to the names during next year.
Thanks a LOT for the generous offers there Stuart! Currently don't need oars, as the boat I should be getting is being supplied with some. Regarding the data cable stuff, I've pretty much got that covered now, got loads of wire about the place, and once the ePlugs arrive in the post I just need to cut a DB9 connector off an old mouse or similar and then stick all the stuff together.
Yeah I'll definately at least do some reading up on engines, and also have a word with some of the RIB owners down at the dive club about engine maintenance to make sure I can do some basic repair stuff like changing plugs and so on. Not sure if there's any night classes round here about that sort of thing however, but I'll do some research into that.
Better start saving some extra money to buy you all a pint each at the meetings
Matt (overwhelmed by the niceness of the people 'ere) Brown