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Old 13 September 2012, 08:15   #31
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Just found the magazine in the DHD 'library'. It's the July 1993 edition of 'Sportsboat & Waterski' (as it was then). A 4-page article with a few pics and results. I'll scan it tonight and lob it on this thread.
What was the name of the Delta
were they both blondes
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Old 13 September 2012, 08:15   #32
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We had sky sport filming us cant find 1993 filming but found this link to 1995
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I recognise and have raced against many of the names on that video - Mike Deacon, Miles Jennings, John Lindsay, Chris Bryan and lots more!
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Old 13 September 2012, 08:24   #33
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the osprey we towed at cape wrath had previously broken down at bottom of Mull of Kintyre
the fuel tank had split dumping over 150l of fuel in bilges
they sat on bow and switched bilge pump on with a long string
Charles Dyas towed them ashore

no sealife was harmed in the making of this story
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Old 13 September 2012, 10:46   #34
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I took part in the BIBOA Round Scotland in 1998. I was one of the five man crew on an Ocean rib called Braveheart. The rib was skippered by "DOG" Phillips. This was my first introduction to extreme ribbing and must admit today that it was one hell of a shock to me. I was wearing a motocycle helmet, dry suit and sitting at the back holding on to my dear life. I was having visions that if I was to fall overboard they would not even notice One way of putting one off ribbing for life. Anyway after the first day of racing I decided that enough was enough and as the cruise ribs were following the race I hitched a ride on an 8 mtr Delta and then with Callum and his brother on their Redbay. Callum even let me drive and it was great to stop for a pint on route. The race started in Oban and due to the very bad weather we only made it to Lochinver were we waited a few days for the conditions to improve. Sadly they did not so we made our way back along the same route. The race was stopped on route just off the isle of Eigg as a submarine was about to emerge from the depth and it did and what a sight it was. I very much enjoyed the rest of the cruise and was not put off by the bad weather. The following year I joined DOG, BIFF, Lee, Richard and another chap whose name I cannot remember on the Round Britain 1999 in a 9 mtr Zodiac Hurricane rib and I can say I am hooked on ribbing to this very day. I must find some photos and scan and post them.
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Outstanding thread dougcrock and Peter.
Really enjoying the read on this side of the pond. Barry Carson's talk of the Rangy has inspired me to procure a P-38 as a '' Highly Mobil Unit'' to tow the CRRC.

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Outstanding thread dougcrock and Peter.
Really enjoying the read on this side of the pond. Barry Carson's talk of the Rangy has inspired me to procure a P-38 as a '' Highly Mobil Unit'' to tow the CRRC.

Cheers, Don
tow over to scotland for some REAL ribbing
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Just found the magazine in the DHD 'library'. It's the July 1993 edition of 'Sportsboat & Waterski' (as it was then). A 4-page article with a few pics and results. I'll scan it tonight and lob it on this thread.
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Well done you're filling system is pretty good still think you should get out more
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Well done you're filling system is pretty good still think you should get out more
Noooo - we need the Rainman where he is. Nice to the the McLaughlins in that list - driving the very first Stormforce, if I have the story right.
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Love the Flatacraft Merlin...Want one !
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