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Old 23 October 2002, 08:00   #71
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I won't go on too much as it seems that some people on here haven't got an attention span longer than a couple of lines.
Pete, if you make comments like this, the logic says you should put it at the start of the post, otherwise if the content is true, it would never get read.

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Old 23 October 2002, 08:04   #72
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Dave,

Well done, you have passed the test!

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Old 23 October 2002, 08:14   #73
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Could someone please tell me what a troll is, I know of the Norwegian ones, but not the type I am supposed to be. As for you Charles why look at this thread if you have a problem with it. I have tried to help with my knowledge, do you have a problem with that? Not many RNLI members from what I can see, have any of you had to call them out? Just continuing on the safety aspect for Clive.
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I don't think Flanker is really a troll, but he may as well be for the effect it's having.

The title of this thread is "RIB or Sportsboat" not "Should I take my young baby offshore in a gale -- in any boat?"

Flanker's general assertion that it is crassly irresponsible to put a baby in a RIB has been rightly challenged, because it is too general to have any validity. I don't believe that anyone here recommends putting a small baby in any boat and going offshore, but a low speed bimble around a harbour is not going to do anyone any harm -- whether it's in a RIB, a sportsboat or the local ferry.

The subject of small babies in boats bears very little relevance to the RIB v sportsboat debate, unless you assume that all RIB owners are irresponsible and incapable of boating sensibly, slowly and in sheltered waters from time to time. I think it is this assumption in Flanker's messages that is annoying people.

Anyway, that's enough of me being diplomatic for one day. I'm off for a lie down.

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John,

I think that some people miss understood what I was trying to say, I have tried to correct it, which caused more questions to me which I have tried to answer.

Anyway I am off before that nasty Jersey gang flush my head down the school toilets. I have to get my application filled out for the diplomatic corps by tomorrow. (Oops maybe that should be another thread)

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. I don't believe that anyone here recommends putting a small baby in any boat and going offshore

They did in King Herods' day and look what that baby went on to do.


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I thought 'trolling' was when your boat was going along on tickover

Anyway, I remember seeing a load of 'sportsboats' last month at Kingsbury (see previous thread). They were going round and round on a flat calm lake, hour after hour after hour after hour.zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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PS JK Has that got us back on line?
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If you respond to a troll you are playing into their hands. (As I have sadly today.) Best policy is to ignore 'em that way they get bored and go bother some other poor unfortunates.
Good idea Alan - my Troll Firewall has been implemented.
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Channel Islands Kangaroo Court ?

What a shame to see certain members of such great forum act so childishly. I guess it is easier to hide rather than discuss things in an adult way. Perhaps the court should review the transcripts and see where it all started. As for Troll expression perhaps this could be explained. I have met members of this forum in person, I have nothing but the highest regard for their knowledge, as for the childish Kangaroos, I've not had the pleasure yet.

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As part of the RNLI crew In Guernsey, I have been on lots of shouts to lots of Boats and RIBS some with small children some with-out some times all the right preperation and planning, and still things do go wrong, at the end of the day the person behind the helm will make the boat go as fast or as slow as they want.
so all we can say is that people taking small children a float take the right precautions and act in the proper manner.
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