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Old 15 August 2007, 06:45   #1
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Stunning new warship and its RIB.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/c...&nbram=1&asb=1

HMS Daring in service at last - wouldn't mind seeing it up close. Supposed to be the World's most advanced warship - the missles reach mach 5!!!

Brief glimpse of it's RIB in action during a MOB trial - looks pretty quick but too far away to see what it is.
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Brief glimpse of it's RIB in action during a MOB trial - looks pretty quick but too far away to see what it is.
It will be the new Pacific 24 from VT Halmatic which will be standard issue on all the new Type 45 ships.
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It will be the new Pacific 24 from VT Halmatic which will be standard issue on all the new Type 45 ships.
MMM a couple of quids worth there I think
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How about this then

Quite agree - HMS Daring looks quite spectacular. However we saw TWO of these coming into Poole harbour last Thursday evening. They are just beasts !! Both overtook us (on an Elan 333 at the time) and then once they'd rounded the North haven beacon just opened up the engine and flippin' 'eck were they fast.

They then had a race up the main channel towards their base - needless to say that they tend not to take too much notice of the 10 knt speed limit in the harbour.
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Old 15 August 2007, 10:43   #5
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They then had a race up the main channel towards their base - needless to say that they tend not to take too much notice of the 10 knt speed limit in the harbour.

So once again it's one law for them and one law for us - why didn't the harbour master report them I wonder???
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They then had a race up the main channel towards their base - needless to say that they tend not to take too much notice of the 10 knt speed limit in the harbour.
Their is no reason why they should be doing this. Would only take one phone call to the local base and I'm sure it would stop. It just encourages others to do the SAME !
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Codders and Biggles:

Agree with you both. Certainly one of the chaps I was onboard with was of the firm opinion that they have an exemption ... personally I'm not convinced. I suspect its more an issue that the SBS base C.O. would be unwilling to give up the names of those on duty in speeding craft. They'd probably also claim that it was an "essential part of training". Same excuse that speeding plods have used in court.

Although to be fair to the helmsman of both craft, they didn't hack past any of the racing yachts/dinghies and only let rip once they were in clear water in the main channel. Again - not saying I condone their action, but they did at least show some consideration for others
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Their is no reason why they should be doing this. Would only take one phone call to the local base and I'm sure it would stop. It just encourages others to do the SAME !
how do you know the reasons behind their speeds or whether its justified or not?

One call to the base and you'd get someone apologising for the inconvenience politely to you and bugger all would change....

and what's wrong with their being different rules for military and civilians? Happens on the motorway, in the air and at sea, so why not in a harbour - I'd guess the helms of the poole boats are slightly more able than a large percentage of the clowns on ribs who used cowes as a racetrack last week.
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I am not in anyway saying that they were dangerous or even reckless - the same goes for the fisheries protection RIB that zooms around in Swansea ignoring the speed limit in the river entrance. It's just that you can bet that if it was one of us we would be leant on heavily even if we were being safe and sensible!!!
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how do you know the reasons behind their speeds or whether its justified or not?

One call to the base and you'd get someone apologising for the inconvenience politely to you and bugger all would change....

and what's wrong with their being different rules for military and civilians? Happens on the motorway, in the air and at sea, so why not in a harbour - I'd guess the helms of the poole boats are slightly more able than a large percentage of the clowns on ribs who used cowes as a racetrack last week.
hey donuts how is your rib business going? Did you do that gumball car rally in the end?
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