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Old 21 December 2002, 15:50   #61
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they do use it on hull construction partly for the weight I agree, but, a fifty ft s/s race boat with 5 welders running round the deck during a race trying to keep up with the cracks would look bloody silly!
OK we agree to dissagree
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Drugs aren't my thing. Beer is fine (not that I consume alcohol, what with being 17 and all that). Smoking I steer clear of, need my lungs to be in decent shape for my chosen career path, plus it's not too good for freediving performance to smoke.

Won't be going to the LBS. Being in Manchester with no transport of my own is a slight problem. Have to rely on coaches and trains to get me anywhere. Also I'm going to be down in Southampton and Portsmouth over the new year doing some work for wavehumper (saving up to get that SIB!) and so shall be unable to attend.

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Old 21 December 2002, 16:07   #63
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My goodness me chaps !!
What a welcome to poor old Dirk!
This is now page 7 of this thread, and all in a few hours!!

Look, from my perspective, I asked him a couple of questions to see where he was coming from on this rib v powerboat cruising thing.
The answers he gave were fine and certainly satisfied my curiosity.
I would be happy to have him on my boat at any time.
Pl. you certainly don't need to hide under your desk Dirk.
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I see that I am not the only one who has taken a rib to Poland or been ribbing in Poland. Where did you go on the coast? and when

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Old 21 December 2002, 16:20   #65
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Well just got in from a bit of shopping and what a supprise,you have all gone Bonkers.Alans post that there is something not right here in my opinion is correct.

Have a great eve.

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Old 21 December 2002, 16:31   #66
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Andre,

We chartered the 300t diving boat Arthur Becker out of Rostock, East Germany in 97. Unfortunately the sib support boat was unserviceable so we towed the rib. Sailed from Rostock into Polish waters and spent a great week diving wrecks that hadn't been dived very much if ever. The diving conditions are similar to the English Channel (too cold for Manos) but without the tides, just a slight current in the Baltic. Great week and fab charter boat.

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Old 21 December 2002, 16:33   #67
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I didn't say anything about diesel fuel I was talking about petrol. TDirk has a 2 stroke petrol outboard.
YES you NEVER EVER use SS tanks for petrol. I
Is a rule that we always use PLASTIC TANKS on our boats running on petrol(Commercial Boats) for diesel is another matter.
Possibly I didn't expressed right the 1st time
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Crazyhorse would you like to amplify? are we being wound up or is there sculldugary with big power boats going on?

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I agree with you. Dirk sounds like a nice chap.
I'll have Dirk on my boat any time too.
...and something else

THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST THREAD SO FAR. WELL DONE DIRK!!
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Manos I think its a four stoke, but no matter. Stainless Steel for petrol ribs, absolutely, nothing comes close afterall why do all the manufactures fit them ?

Me I have two of them in my Ribtec, they give a superb range (60 gallons) and I do not expect to have a problem with them. My previous Rib an Osprey is regularly used by Rene in Denmark and again providing sterling service. What I will say is that the tanks are seated on GRP and Marine Ply and completely glassed in so they don't move. Whilst the GRP might not adhere to the S/S the thick blanket effect of surounding the tanks in GRP means they will not move or flex. Aluminium corrodes and under deck (the only place to store large quantities of fuel) this would be a nightmare. I accept that David prefers portable tanks as they are easier to fill however this only works if long range is not a factor. I am curious why his tank leaked and how it was fastened down. Certainly over 10 years I haven't had a problem with Stainless Steel on ribs.

What are you fitting in the Falcon ?
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