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Old 29 July 2012, 08:08   #1
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Weymouth Olympics

Spent an afternoon being stalked by the police at Weymouth, We tested a new police rib for South Wales Police. We had the meanest rib on the water and the poise stopped us every mile or so to take a look it took 3 hour to do a 1 hour sea trial !
We have at least 110 Ribcrafts at Weymouth as the police have a massive fleet of solent rib charter boats there
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Old 29 July 2012, 08:15   #2
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Spent an afternoon being stalked by the police at Weymouth, We tested a new police rib for South Wales Police. We had the meanest rib on the water and the poise stopped us every mile or so to take a look it took 3 hour to do a 1 hour sea trial !
We have at least 110 Ribcrafts at Weymouth as the police have a massive fleet of solent rib charter boats there
And dare I ask how many will be on sale after the events?
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Old 29 July 2012, 08:25   #3
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Not too many most of the 60 for sale are going abroad (thank god)! PM if you want one...
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Spent an afternoon being stalked by the police at Weymouth, We tested a new police rib for South Wales Police. We had the meanest rib on the water and the poise stopped us every mile or so to take a look it took 3 hour to do a 1 hour sea trial !
We have at least 110 Ribcrafts at Weymouth as the police have a massive fleet of solent rib charter boats there
Yep.Saw the ''Fleet'' arriveing in Convoy last week when we were out.Pretty impressive! Although the pics did'nt turn out as well as hoped.
Any Sea trial shots ot the 9M?... Looked pretty Awsome on Dry land!
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Hi Max

Yep go pro footage and images coming later
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Yep go pro footage and images coming later
Look forward to the Footage..Boat looks something like a Certain 6.8 I know!
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Looks very cool!

Can I ask what Weymouth is like at present - ie how chaotic? We have a berth booked for Fri and Sat nights, and currently a launch on Friday and recovery on Sunday; the plan is to go out to the "viewing area" anchorages to watch the racing. Or is towing the rib into Weymouth and parking the car going to be such a pain that we'd be better off launching at Poole or somewhere and going in by sea?
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It launched this morning off our slipway and is currently morred on our main pontoon. I assume their going to use it as part of the Cardiff river shutdown during the football matches.

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I saw 30 odd of the police fleet launching at lymington weekend before last - they let me launch before a bunch of them which was kind. A very impressive sight as they flew around hurst at a real clip. The tide was marginal for launching so they were only just getting in off their roller trailers with a bit of encouragement by jolting the tow 4x4 forwards. Saw a dory launching same time trying to pull the same trick - left his OB leg down - crunch......
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Old 31 July 2012, 15:59   #10
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Re Weymouth
It's a bit quiet down there as they seem to have done a good job of putting people of going there.
Pre book 2 days before your trip the form is on the Weymouth harbourmaster site pm me if you have problems
20 launch 10 for trailer

The 30 ribs were ribcrafts sign written up and de badged

Yes we delivered the rib yesterday to police great fun Razzing around Cardiff bay at mental speeds all in days work !
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