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Old 07 November 2008, 11:31   #1
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Some people!

I've done a very basic service on my outboard now and after finding out the weather for this weekend I thought about trying to find a lake to try out the engine. Phoned around a few to be told what I'd guessed would be the case. Have to be a member, no power boats allowed but one sent me an interesting email.
Basic, it said you have to be a member and the lake was used for powerboat racing and water skiing. RIB's aren't allowed unless for use as a safety boat. If I wanted to use the lake I should go out and buy a boat more suited for water skiing and better suited to the water!

So I'm sorry to tell you this ladies and gents, RIB's are crap and you should go out and buy a popper boat
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Old 07 November 2008, 11:54   #2
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Simple solution - throw in anything that will float/ people in lifejackets & claim you RIB is the safety boat for said items / people!
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Old 07 November 2008, 11:55   #3
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Well I have got a few kids spare
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Old 07 November 2008, 12:03   #4
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Wait till its dark....then pull the plug out of the lake!!
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Old 07 November 2008, 12:11   #5
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So I'm sorry to tell you this ladies and gents, RIB's are crap and you should go out and buy a popper boat
You've only just found that out?
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Old 07 November 2008, 17:31   #6
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Old 07 November 2008, 19:12   #7
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Aye but with the speed limit I can't test the engine out like I'd want too. Thanks anyway.
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What did Southport Marine lake have to say?

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RIB's are crap and you should go out and buy a popper boat
I have some "popper" boats, so I must be a propper sailor

Have a look http://www.nmia.com/~vrbass/pop-pop/
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Old 08 November 2008, 09:06   #10
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What did Southport Marine lake have to say?

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I've phoned, I've emailed I've even gone down there. No one will talk to me about it. The boat clubs there to have a rep for being abit snobby.
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