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Old 20 January 2003, 12:18   #21
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Hey Guys!!

I discovered them first!!!

First come first served here!!!

LOLOLOL


Any takes for surveying the seals??
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Old 21 January 2003, 04:11   #22
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Hey Guys - DOWN
If this is the reaction they every girlie gets when asking for help its going to stay lonely out there! They're going to get put off.
On the other hand if this a wind up like the last one-well
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Old 21 January 2003, 04:50   #23
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What last one?
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Old 21 January 2003, 07:27   #24
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A little river cruise and the picture supplied was an actress
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Old 21 January 2003, 18:43   #25
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Apoligises for not updating my post ,I have just returned from Galway in the west of Ireland, over the weekend we travelled out to some of the places where there is a lot of seal activity.The rib we were out in over the weekend was a Lencraft, I believe they are Irish made , it was a fantastic boat able to handle the waves with ease, it was 6.5 m long with a Honda engine on the back.We are going to look at a 5.5m tornado this weekend with a view to possibly buying the rib for our research, it has two pod seats one in front of the other, anchor locker to the front with a 60hp Mercury engine, does anybody know about Mercury, where they part of OMC .The pics of the girls on the beach made me laugh ,but we dont get the weather to be going out like that,I know drysuits are the better option for boatig ,but wet suits will probably be what we end up with due to budget.Most of our trips will involve photographing seal pods and on occasion we will have to land on islands or beaches, how difficult will it be to relaunch a beached boat in rough weather, is it a one person job or will all hands be reqd, Jordan
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Old 21 January 2003, 20:17   #26
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some one had to do it....

It may as well be me!!! Let me apologise now!

Aren't you a famous glamour model with built in flotation devices!

I agree with jon, this has to be a wind up.

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you know the one!

aka katie price!
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come on you were all thinking it!!!

I will assume that this is not a wind up (for now) and offer some advice.....

Seriously though, I have a Tornado 4.8 which handles quite well and the 5.5m I used to go out in with a local diving club, handled even better. Word of warning though, check the tubes (PVC), particularly along the seams. They are known to give up and can be costly to repair if they can be repaired at all.
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Old 22 January 2003, 01:34   #29
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Hi,

Sorry for the pics of the girls but couldn't resist the temptation.

Re dry suits I have found a sourse in SAfrica (and if you are not in a hurry) they sell for 50-55 pounds per pair. Proper breathable with boots. If you are interested details will be posted in the dry suit Thread mid/end next week.

Re the boat please advise your budget. You never said how much you want to spend??
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Hi Jordan,

I too have been looking at secondhand craft. It took me about 4 months to find the right combination that suited my budget 6K.

However, I now have a Humber Attaque 5.3m with a Mariner 90Hp 2stroke. 2seat pod with 50ltr inboard fuel. It is a very nice combo and handles the sea well. It has a deep vee on the front and quite narrow in the beam, marks turining fun!

Do not be in too much of a hurry to buy look very carefully, there is a lot of rubbish being advertised as qualityy, and for a beginner it could prove very costly.

With regard the wet suits I use both Wet & Semi Dry but I would advise some form of over top to cut the wind chill. A good cagoole works fine.

Good Luck & Happy Boating
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