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Old 22 September 2005, 16:43   #1
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Off to Southampton tomorrow.

Taken a day off, off-loaded the kids and off to the SIB tomorrow. So whats good and worth tracking down then? I'll be heading for the Boat and Jetski World stand to look at an empty space and watch the tumble weed blow around . Might bump into Nugent looking forlornly for his 200 Opti. So if anyone else is there and fancies a Guinness and a laugh watching my Missus dying of boredom , let me now.
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thats a shame, would have been good to have bumped into you there, never mind, have fun looking, sunseeker stand is amazing as usual. get your mrs some nice flowers and take her to dinner and spoil her and perhaps she wont be so bored!!!!!!
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Nope, clothes will do the trick! Promised her some new Musto kit in an "Ellen" stylie to stop her moaning that she's cold on night trips and huddling on the floor behind the consol. Might splash out and treat her to a half of guinness and a "Hog Roast" sandwich with apple sauce! Hey, us Cornish boys know 'ow to treat a women!
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Best bit of the whole show is the Ribcraft stand - right by the entrance to the Sunseaker area.

but then I'm biased (as I'm waiting for a boat from them)

To be honest as someone who has just ordered a boat most of the show was of little interest to me - I spent the whole day running around the various electronics and chandlery stalls playing them off against each other to get a good price (having a pocket PC with internet was useful to compare with online prices) and then a mad rush round at the end of the day buying stuff from the stalls which had the best price for the things i wanted.

Food is well expensive there - like £4.90 for a plain hot dog.

Still it was a good day out - worth the £12.50 to get in if for no other reasons to see all the latest gadgets you can get for you boats.

I was a bit confused at one stand that was selling bolt crops - which to me is a tool for stealing boats - not using them...
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Nope, clothes will do the trick! Promised her some new Musto kit in an "Ellen" stylie to stop her moaning that she's cold on night trips and huddling on the floor behind the consol. Might splash out and treat her to a half of guinness and a "Hog Roast" sandwich with apple sauce! Hey, us Cornish boys know 'ow to treat a women!
so the girls down your neck of the woods sure know a good time then, a pasty and a bunkup in the back of a rib on a sat night, mrs will be jealous now....;-)
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Funny you should say that, I was driving through Meva the other night and saw a girl stood on a corner eating fish and chips with her knickers around her ankles. I pulled over and asked her the way to Portmellon and mentioned that her knickers were around her ankles. She said " Bloody Hell! has he gone?!!"
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Funny you should say that, I was driving through Meva the other night and saw a girl stood on a corner eating fish and chips with her knickers around her ankles. I pulled over and asked her the way to Portmellon and mentioned that her knickers were around her ankles. She said " Bloody Hell! has he gone?!!"
the mrs and i are pissing ourselves here, u are indeed a star, fancy meeting up after the show for a beer just up the m3 from southampton?
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the mrs and i are pissing ourselves here, u are indeed a star, fancy meeting up after the show for a beer just up the m3 from southampton?
Why?! Was it Her?!!! You didn't leave her there like that?!! If it had been me, I'd of nicked her chips, then buggered off!
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Nutter have a great day up there, hav u got ur passport?

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.......I was a bit confused at one stand that was selling bolt crops - which to me is a tool for stealing boats - not using them...
For cutting the wire rigging when the mast goes over the side after a Japanese jibe goes wrong Des
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For cutting the wire rigging when the mast goes over the side after a Japanese jibe goes wrong Des
Been there, done that. Actually its quicker to pull the clevis pins. Saves having a load of sharp wire ends flying around.
Down our end of the Solent, its called a Chineese Jybe.
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............Down our end of the Solent, its called a Chineese Jybe.
I know, but some how Japanese gybe sounds better Des
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Yeah I enjoyed the show.. spent 8 hours wandering around.. There were three Ribcrafts out on the water along with the Ribcraft stand, Valiant had a stand, Xs ribs were there, Ribeye, Avon/Zodiac were also there, and a couple of others. In fact I saw so many boats of all kinds. One place I didnt look was at the big Sunseeker gin palaces, they seem too big to me, you probably dont feel like you are on the water when driving one of those.

Did anyone else see the inflating mooring stand which allows your boat to stand out of the water on your mooring (dont know what its called offically). It cost 6,900 pounds, and they had a guy there, next to Rib area, demonstrating how it works. I have seen one down at Lymington Marina. Great idea, saves having to antifoul your boat, but you'll still no doubt need to wash your boat down after every
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i did and i must admit it seemed like a good idea, did not enquire into the price, wonder how many they sold?
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i think they are called aqua hoists. They are very popular in torquay with a certain type of dinghy as it has to be stored out of the water but is too big to haul in an out every time. I cant remeber what boat it is tho. edit: Found out its a melges24.

When we saw it at the boat show it had a mighty big tornado on it!!
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. One place I didnt look was at the big Sunseeker gin palaces, they seem too big to me, you probably dont feel like you are on the water when driving one of those.
You would be suprised how much even a 95' Sunseeker moves around when you are on the Flybridge!!!

The 108 is awesome though - an 80 ton boat at 45kts will bash most waves out of the way - don't think all the cut glass and bone china would fare too well though......
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