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Old 07 May 2006, 17:42   #1
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nearly 4 dead powerboaters!

Well the end of last week was a bit of a grueller. Course for a certain security outfit (if we told you what we did we'd have to shoot ya!- dont bother I know already cos I got your last lot drunk in the pub!!).
Thursday we took a terrified powerboater off his boat-first trip out no experience been aground for hours then the wind got up etc etc. Day 2 looked round to see maniac in old overloaded speedboat give it loadsa wellie with excessive up trim from standstill. Shot straight upwards and then sank back down vertically as water flooded in over the back. 4 people in the water, no lifejackets, 2 non swimmers, T shirts and jeans on and so cold so quickly . Loadsa screaming etc, etc. If we hadnt just happened to be passing thru the area at that time they were gonners. Someone may have said thank you-but I cant say I actually remember it
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Old 07 May 2006, 17:52   #2
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Its people like that that give RIBs a bad name.
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naw they were hardboats (unless you meant us of course )
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Old 07 May 2006, 18:25   #5
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Someone may have said thank you-but I cant say I actually remember it
I know what you mean, some people as so ignorant it is unbelievable, oh well you know you did the right thing, perhaps the idiots might learn from it.
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Weren't from Birmingham were they?
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Nos,

I've generally been tolerant of your posts, even when they have derided others and the grammar's been bad, but you've really overstepped the mark here with your utterly regionalist, unthinking and hurtful gibe about people from Birmingham.

I've lived and worked in Brum and the people are absolutely brilliant - lots of them drive lorries for God's sake! Admittedly they used to make Rovers at Longbridge, but that's stopped now so surely you can't hold that against them.

Yes - they do like small boats with BIG engines and live a long way from the water and speak funny and get called the Birmingham Navy when they come down here and try to motor off while still attached to the pontoon. However please realise that they bring and spend huge amounts of money on local goods like beer and pizza and are, at least, amusing to watch.

I think you'll find the people Wavey's talking about were from Liverpool.
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I think you'll find the people Wavey's talking about were from Liverpool.
Nah, I think he said it was their own boat....
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Old 08 May 2006, 04:15   #9
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Well done Wave, it was probably the shear embarassment that they were suffering that prevented a 'Thank You'. Crap never the less. The 'Birmingham Navy' pop up all over the place, even down here. So often with 'small ads' speedboats . A couple of seasons ago, a guy killed his kid when his pile of junk trailer let go at the top of the slip.
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Nah, I think he said it was their own boat....
They'd have been wearing suit and ties if they were Liverpudlian, just come out of court.
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