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Old 13 June 2011, 11:28   #1
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I was watching fridays edition of WW. In this show the zepplin rib broke away and was recoveredthe following day. Thr rib was on a lea shore (rocky). The cox drove the rib off the shore and in the process distroyed the gearbox and prop a very sad sight for a nice looking rib. the moter looked to be a merc verado.

what was the cost of this recovery method?

The sad part was that the rib could have been pulled off the lea shore by another boath which was there at the time. what a waste

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Old 13 June 2011, 12:11   #2
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Ahhh... dont get me started on Whale Wars, ive been watching that series since it started, the amount of avoidable 'incidences' they get into is amazing. I am all for the work they do I just wish they had more people who had experience of boats etc etc to help them. That particular incident made me cringe, I was shouting at the TV set 'dont do it, dont do it' but they did not listen. So far in the series one boat has one Rib left, the other boat is on way home. the Ady Gill a fast intercept wave piercing boat has been sunk after being sliced in two by a harpoon boat, the hellicopter is out of action due to rotor bearing failures, they have had to carve ice of an ice burg for fresh water .... the list goes on... I wish them the best luck for the rest of the series.
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Ran out of lube oil, capsized the Delta etc etc etc

The amount/severity of the cock ups seem to be going from bad to worse

I pretty much echo the sentiments of Boris, all for the work they do and hate those jap savages with a passion but jesus christ get a brain cell you bunch of hippies

They'd be much better off recruiting professionals who are passionate about the environment instead of that bunch of tree huggers who don't know one end of a ship from the other.

Last weeks has to be about the worst show of incompetence yet, purely due to it all being so easily avoidable. What were they doing while their ribs were getting totalled? Eating lentils & having a singsong with the guitar no doubt. Did they not notice the 30 summat knot wind building up? Obviously had no one on watch at the time. The Delta must have been tied stern to the weather to fill up like that, net result 2 knackered optimax's. Why didn't they lift the boats once they finished loading?

As for that fool who tried to drive the Zep off the rocks while everyone's screaming at him not to, he well did a number on that gearbox Not even a prop shaft left after he was done just a big hole where it used to be
If I was one of their rich, generous benefactors, they wouldn't get another penny out of me until they sorted their sh!t out.

Looking forward to this weeks when they purposely head straight into a 50 kn southern ocean storm, it only needs another engine breakdown and that old tub's going straight to the bottom

Hmm think I'll leave it there before this starts to sound like a rant
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I only keep watching to see what the numpties get up to next !!

Although I do admire them for getting out there and doing somthing that they obviously believe very strongly in, so good on em for that !!
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It's probably a good thing that the helicopter is U/S,that crash landing on deck would be carnage. Their poor abilities may yet be the death of someone, now I'm sounding like an old Granny - thought to be fair she was rather preferential to the odd spin in a sopwith camel.
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Old 13 June 2011, 16:34   #6
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This really made me laugh

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Ran out of lube oil, capsized the Delta etc etc etc

The amount/severity of the cock ups seem to be going from bad to worse

I pretty much echo the sentiments of Boris, all for the work they do and hate those jap savages with a passion but jesus christ get a brain cell you bunch of hippies

They'd be much better off recruiting professionals who are passionate about the environment instead of that bunch of tree huggers who don't know one end of a ship from the other.

Last weeks has to be about the worst show of incompetence yet, purely due to it all being so easily avoidable. What were they doing while their ribs were getting totalled? Eating lentils & having a singsong with the guitar no doubt. Did they not notice the 30 summat knot wind building up? Obviously had no one on watch at the time. The Delta must have been tied stern to the weather to fill up like that, net result 2 knackered optimax's. Why didn't they lift the boats once they finished loading?

As for that fool who tried to drive the Zep off the rocks while everyone's screaming at him not to, he well did a number on that gearbox Not even a prop shaft left after he was done just a big hole where it used to be
If I was one of their rich, generous benefactors, they wouldn't get another penny out of me until they sorted their sh!t out.

Looking forward to this weeks when they purposely head straight into a 50 kn southern ocean storm, it only needs another engine breakdown and that old tub's going straight to the bottom

Hmm think I'll leave it there before this starts to sound like a rant
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I haven't watched the show, but it does my heart good to read that these hippy ecoterrorists are having a miserable time of it due to their own incompetence.
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All makes good telly though. Without the numpties it would would be rather dull.
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they wouldn't get another penny out of me until they sorted their sh!t out.
They don't want to be well trained and effective, they like to seem desperate and on the edge. The people they get just want to get out there and put themselves at risk, good causes often attract bad people.
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paul watson is no fool and he knows mistakes make good tv, it wouldn't be as fun to watch if the guys doing it were pros now would it. his ONLY concern is publicity for the cause and mishaps bring that for TV shows.

in series 1 he claimed he was shot..............ummmmm............right at that point you could see his game.

with that said i still love the show and you can download season 4 episodes right now if you wish to see the latest action.

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