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Old 12 December 2005, 11:52   #21
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Clarkson happens to be pretty handy in a car and I am sure not many people would have been trusted with a new Bugatti.....
Clarkson wouldn't even make a lowly club racer, when he's looning around on the track they only show the good bits, you need to see the out takes!

And as for trusting him with the Bugatti, who else could they give it too and get all that free publicity!
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Old 12 December 2005, 11:56   #22
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Clarkson wouldn't even make a lowly club racer, when he's looning around on the track they only show the good bits, you need to see the out takes!

And as for trusting him with the Bugatti, who else could they give it too and get all that free publicity!
They don't need all that free publicity - the car will generate it's own!!!

Obviously Clarkson is no racer but for a car buff made good he doesn't do too badly!!!

It was interesting to see just how well Nigel Mansel did - 3 seconds faster than anyone else in a crap car. Maybe they should replace the suzuki with something like a TVR - I reckon that would really show up some big differences!!!
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Old 12 December 2005, 12:01   #23
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.....Obviously Clarkson is no racer but for a car buff made good he doesn't do too badly......
Sorry cobblers, he isnít even a car buff, he is a journalist who chose to write about cars, a subject he knows nothing about Des
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He is not too hot with a boat either . Anyone read his article in The Sunday Times yesterday?
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As regards the issue of radar reflectors - I fitted one on my yacht and was advised to mount it as high up the mast as it would go. Presumably this assists in getting it seen by a half asleep deck hand on night watch aboard a flag of convenience freighter doing 25 knots just outside the separation zone mid channel. I presume sticking one six feet out of the water on an A frame is a bit like wearing a St Christopher medal, but probably not so useful.

On the second issue, Jeremy Clarkson is a c*nt.
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Sorry cobblers, he isnít even a car buff, he is a journalist who chose to write about cars, a subject he knows nothing about Des
How can he not be a car buff - he lives and breathes them - and did long before he was famous!!!

As to knowing nothing about them he has probably driven more expensive cars than all of us on here put together - the fact that

a: He is still alive

b: He still has a clean driving licence

Must mean something!!!
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Unless one is inclined to strap a 25ft pole to one's A frame inorder to mount the Radar deflector, I reckon that one on the A frame is a hell of a sight better that not having one at all!!. Even in big sea the Radar will still detect the deflector, all be it not as strongly. Some channel marker bouys are not that high, but they glow nicely on the screen. I think that as a yacht has a nice sticky up bit, you might aswell use it thats all.
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Youíre right at 6í you canít expect much but even at 25í reaching in a bit of wind the performance of a RR will fall away dramatically. I donít understand why they arenít gimballed. Des
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