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Old 15 April 2011, 05:16   #41
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It would have been nice to catch up at the RB demo day but we are heading for the Isle of Man
Oh that's OK, I'll leave your tenner behind the bar at Joe's, shall I?

Course, I'll drink the beer that it will have payed for...
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Old 16 April 2011, 04:11   #42
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Oh that's OK, I'll leave your tenner behind the bar at Joe's, shall I?
I think your tenner will be long gone before you get to Joe's! Its normal practice for the first round to be in the boat club! I have warned Charles to get in on the first round if you are at the bar!
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Old 16 April 2011, 08:07   #43
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I think your tenner will be long gone before you get to Joe's! Its normal practice for the first round to be in the boat club! I have warned Charles to get in on the first round if you are at the bar!
EVERYONE has to get in on the first round if he's at the bar!!

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Old 16 April 2011, 08:15   #44
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EVERYONE has to get in on the first round if he's at the bar!!

Tony you can have my 'proxy' pint if it helps swell the round!!

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Old 16 April 2011, 17:00   #45
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Gits!

Started in Joe's, dined at Harry's and ended the night (last one out) at the boat club in the excellent company of the extended McLaughlin clan....

...bit dodge this morning

BUT, I can now recommend a Specific Cure for hangovers:

Take the 1050 for a blast and let the 53kt slipstream massage yer knotted brow...
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Gits!

Started in Joe's, dined at Harry's and ended the night (last one out) at the boat club in the excellent company of the extended McLaughlin clan....

...bit dodge this morning

BUT, I can now recommend a Specific Cure for hangovers:

Take the 1050 for a blast and let the 53kt slipstream massage yer knotted brow...
GIT!

Mad I could not get up there yesterday - but couldn't get away.
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Old 17 April 2011, 14:55   #47
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a very Good Day

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Mad I could not get up there yesterday - but couldn't get away.
You missed a Good Day. It kinda began to take shape in the Club House at 0130hrs when Tom forgot himself and suggested that donegaldan take the 600hp, 10.5 meter rib they affectionately call "The Beast" for a quick spin later in the morning. I retired happy in the sure knowledge that whatever followed in the morning - it wouldn't be boring

And it wasn't. In fact, the morning saw the pair of us tooling south in the Redbay Stormforce 850 Prototype. She has the Yanmar 315hp straight six paired with the ZT350 leg (counter-rotating prop). I'd run her once before under careful supervision and liked her but this was my chance! I liked her a lot. She tips along effortlessly making 30kts plus at 3000rpm and we ran her up to 42kts at 4000rpm. She is well planted and while she's a big girl, she handles well. Her weight and deep hull mean that she doesn't really notice chop. I'd like to try her in bigger seas to see what she's like, good I reckon...

That's her in blue with the Beast behind.
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We returned just in time to stand aside as Redbay RNLI launched the 85 to recover drifting divers and their dead stick boat. If the diver cox'n had called it on the VHF, not the mobile, they would have been rescued half an hour earlier - by us. Lesson there folks.

All the while donegaldan had been fretting and checking his mobile (c/w charts). Once he gots his mitts on the 1050 all was revealed. Lough Swilly RNLI (his station) were once again returning a reserve Tyne Class to Troon. He knew they'd be exiting Rathlin Sound as we fitted our feet into the straps and dialed the ScotSeats up. It was a bit of a blur after that. I'm fairly sure I saw 53kts briefly. Very soon I saw surprised faces on the Tyne. Having annoyed them for a bit we checked the plotter for a return course. I was slightly surprised to see that we were half way to Scotland... Smacks when we got back to Redbay then
I took her back at a more sedate 40kts which she makes at just below 5000rpm. The ScotSeats work nicely at these speeds, making it feel very relaxed indeed. It was my first time the wheel of something this big so backing her into Redbay quay was fun

The Suzi 300s have a great roar when you plant them, but when we stopped I actually thought they had cut out, so quiet are they. This rig is for sale and if I had the money....
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Speaking of money, when we got back from terrorising the RNLI, someone purchased the Stormforce 6.5m previously known as the willkcraft.

So I'm ribless...

Best of luck to the new owner, I hope she brings him as much pleasure and enjoyment as she did me
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Speaking of money, when we got back from terrorising the RNLI, someone purchased the Stormforce 6.5m previously known as the willkcraft.

So I'm ribless...

Best of luck to the new owner, I hope she brings him as much pleasure and enjoyment as she did me
Yea had noticed you had changed your signature!! I think under Forum rules you are only allowed to post on SIB threads now!!

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