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Old 05 March 2010, 17:33   #1
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However, I have one nagging worry about this rib. How am I going to blag a run in her?
To answer my own question, show up at the right time and look hopeful

Some of you will have seen the pics of the launch of Psalm VIII, that I took earlier in the week. This was the chase boat. In truth, it wasn't much of a chase
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Old 05 March 2010, 17:37   #2
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We ended up taking Psalm VIII for a spin to take some photos of the 1050 (with Gary at the helm) but we couldn't get close! The John Deere does help with the perspective above.
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So what's to say? Well, she's big, she's fast, she's dry and she's quiet There were five of us on board and she ripped forward from 30kts to over 50kts. I was carrying my land camera and was visibly nervous about risking it in a fast open boat, but Tom poo-pooed my concerns - he was right - not one drop did I catch. The ScotSeats are a great job, but in truth the rib was sucking up most of the wee bumps that we were getting in the piddly F3-4 that we had.
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You can relax - that's nearly all me photies used now
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Superb!

It really does look like a boat full of diddy people, the scale is so weird seeing an open boat THAT big.
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Where can I get an antenna the size of the one in the first picture? Truely impressive and must give excellent coverage all over Ireland ...
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Where can I get an antenna the size of the one in the first picture? Truely impressive and must give excellent coverage all over Ireland ...

I thought that was the engine backup system ... you just run a sheet up it
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I had considered photoshopping it out - but that would be unethical*, and I knew that at least one of yis would get a certain pleasure in pointing it out. Enjoy


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[ Don't forget to take good pics tomorrow, 250kts ;-) ]
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To answer my own question, show up at the right time and look hopeful

Some of you will have seen the pics of the launch of Psalm VIII, that I took earlier in the week. This was the chase boat. In truth, it wasn't much of a chase
I am GREEN with envy Willk!!
That caravan park in the background is where my dad has a van. I could have been with you within an hour from Belfast!!! (OK 3 from where I'm working in Dublin)

I launch there in Cushendall quite a lot.

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I had considered photoshopping it out - but that would be unethical*, and I knew that at least one of yis would get a certain pleasure in pointing it out. Enjoy
Oh well at least I did not disappoint!

Seriously though, I would love to see that boat in a commercial Sea Safari layout, it does look indestructable.

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