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Old 14 September 2012, 15:57   #61
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That was before we got involved pre-1996
Many thanks for the update Andy, Looked through your site and very impressed. If you ever need a test driver/helmsman please do not hesitate to contact me. I would happily offer my services free of charge all day long,

Once again I do apologise to others for causing thread drift, although with BWM being so involved in the racing sceen.....
It would be great if all you racing fella's could continue sharing your interesting experiences with us.
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pours a *virtual drink* all round

now where were we ?
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Ha Ha thanks for the kind words Dragonhawk - I will deffo keep you in mind for some test driving...what part of Wales are you as I have some business interests in the sunny valley's - some cracking water down in your part of the world...
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Old 14 September 2012, 19:19   #63
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Fancy the Blue tubed yellow GRP RC18 myself. It was a venture between Ring powerboats and Chinook which started with something like an 17ft ring speed boat. Chinook did the tubes etc. At the time the smaller ribs were becoming wider as divers demanded more deck space. However, this was really narrow so light, strong and very quick. The choice of engine was also interesting. The large 1600cc capacity producing just 90hp meant a relatively stress free engine. Driven by a couple of really determined lads it was a hard boat to beat in the 100 hp class.

There was also a larger RC21 that Kevin Goulding raced with 2 x 45hp Hondas. It wasn't an out and out race boat, but more of the style driven design.

Sadly Kevin folded Chinook about 1997.

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Old 14 September 2012, 21:12   #65
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Ha Ha thanks for the kind words Dragonhawk - I will deffo keep you in mind for some test driving...what part of Wales are you as I have some business interests in the sunny valley's - some cracking water down in your part of the world...

Well what can I say
Thank you Andy for considering my offer and noting the wonderfull cruising ground we have round here, I live in pembrokeshire and can travel at a moments notice..... after a cup of tea that is,
I think I could offer you some fantastic publicity for BWM, by trying to organise a Celtic crossing race in one of those wonderfull 10m Crusader Beauties you have in your showroom. Starting from Pemb's covering the 130 approx miles across to the beautiful County of Cork, it would be an interesting race, as I must point out to you i'm disabled, I've no worries getting on off and around boats, I just can't run, but then there's not far anyone could run on a RIB, I'm not saying I stand a chance against these fine racing gentlemen, but would be an interesting challenge to say the least. and imagine how good it would make BWM look if I could come in anything other than last.
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We are also getting back into racing as we are doing the Cowes –Monte Carlo Venture Cup...
We are also entered - what boat and which class are you entered into?
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Thanks again Paul PM your phone number to me...

Cookee...yes I know you are in the Venture Cup - we are useing OUR new stepped hull BWM of course not sure of the class yet as we are still a little unsure of our final weight?
Are you entering with your hard boat or a Rib???
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[QUOTE=andymr;488049]Thanks again Paul PM your phone number to me...
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Hi Andy,

I've tried sending three pm's today but every time I click submit message nothing seems to happen,
I included info on my DTI licenced boating history in the earlier messages, and lots more with no success
my mob number is 07779948211.
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Cookee...yes I know you are in the Venture Cup - we are useing OUR new stepped hull BWM of course not sure of the class yet as we are still a little unsure of our final weight?
Are you entering with your hard boat or a Rib???
We'll be going down to the SOF in hard topped comfort without getting soaked! Give me a shout if I can help with anything, we're quite good with the rules for Marathon now!

And where are the photos!
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