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Old 24 May 2005, 07:59   #11
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I had the Opti slightly out of neutral after mooring just before recovery. Tried everything to get her started. Twisted the key so hard the entire barrel lock assembly started to rotate freely. It was my 14 year old who pointed out my mistake.

He didn't call me a plonker
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Old 24 May 2005, 08:00   #12
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So Stu isn't such a plonker then!.....Is he?
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Old 24 May 2005, 08:02   #13
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No comment, but Kev at Solent had a wry smile when I told him about it at first service!!!
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Old 24 May 2005, 08:34   #14
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I had the Opti slightly out of neutral after mooring just before recovery. Tried everything to get her started.
Hmmm..... This one sounds familiar.

A "friend" of mine did just the same thing. 1st trip out this year having had to jump start the engine where the battery had run down over winter the day before. I assumed ..cough cough ... I mean he assumed the battery had gone flat again despite being run for 15 mins with the day before. Went home prepared the jump leads only to find the it wasn't in neutral. Quick flick of the lever and started 1st time.
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You total plonker!
Not long ago, he was working under a boat with a disc cutter. Because he'd only got 5" dics which were to big for the cutter, he'd taken the guard off, but he will deny this and blame someone else.. He managed to drop the cutter which was writhing like a mad thing between his legs about 6" away from his nob. 'Don't move' I shouted. Not being one for listening to good advice, he did, and narrowly escaped being turned into a eunuch. Sooo funny.

Not longer after, some lads turned up with a large amount of cash to pay for a boat he'd sold. Britt asked me to drive her to the bank to pay the cash in before Stu could get his hands on it. As we left, one of the lads said to Stu 'You do realise that your mate has just disappeared with your wife and a big wedge of your cash'. Stu replied 'Yeh. I'll miss Dave'.

Priceless.

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Not longer after, some lads turned up with a large amount of cash to pay for a boat he'd sold. Britt asked me to drive her to the bank to pay the cash in before Stu could get his hands on it. As we left, one of the lads said to Stu 'You do realise that your mate has just disappeared with your wife and a big wedge of your cash'. Stu replied 'Yeh. I'll miss Dave'.

Priceless.

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Certainly sounds like Stu's sense of humour!

Shame Stu is without net connection at the moment :P Im sure he would have something to say to all this
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Old 24 May 2005, 09:53   #17
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Nobba...yer joke's nearly as old as you are.......
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Old 24 May 2005, 10:44   #18
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He actually said to me

"I bet this ends up on ribnet tonight"

So he is a good gambler!

And I don't like to dissappoint!
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Hi Stu,

Absolutley Priceless You are not the first nor the last proffesional to do something like that.

See you soon.
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Old 24 May 2005, 15:32   #20
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I decided to take the boat for a spin and meet Paul and Kathleen out of Port Solent for a birthday drink. The sun was out but it was very windy
All was well that ended well

It was nice and wild on the Solent yesterday!

Hope you enjoyed the birthday anyways Andy!( ...and you should let 'the other' Stu drive more often He loved the waves )

As for Rogue Wave....respect

Nice to catch up with ye !

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