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Old 16 April 2006, 14:50   #11
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Cheers RJH, only too happy to help. I really hope you get your fuel tank sorted asap - as much as I enjoyed talking to you under tow, I'm sure it's not something you wish to repeat in the near future!


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One thing that Jimbo didn't mention was that earlier on the same day he helped another Ribnet member. My (less than a year old Ribtec) had broken down for the 3rd time in the last year with fuel tank problems.

I realised something was wrong after the best part of an hour out mucking about in Southampton water and was trying to get back into the Itchen when the engine finally coughed and died. Within five minutes I spotted an orange rib heading back up and with one wave it altered course towards me.

Jimbo kindly and cheerfully offered to demonstrate to his Level 2 students a live tow in action and within half an hour I was back at Ocean Quay.

My long awaited Easter weekend of boating with the family was ruined but it's good to know there are Ribnet members out there who are always willing to help.
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Old 17 April 2006, 16:45   #12
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