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Old 25 July 2016, 14:13   #21
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This is cannon fodder for all us ribnobbers
It has trouble written all over it, you can only begin to imagine the potential occupants within

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Old 25 July 2016, 15:26   #22
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Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
I'm a big believer in Darwin👍
Unfortunately evolution isn't quite smart enough! Once you have bred - Darwinism doesn't really exist in the modern world where off-spring will be taken care of. It just leaves grieving children.

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Old 25 July 2016, 15:45   #23
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She looks like a fine hull to me, lots of bow dead rise, looks like a working lass.
Maybe the crew hit the pub, stayed a wee bit too long and missed high tide.

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Old 25 July 2016, 16:04   #24
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Nice looking prop ;-)

And its got dual batteries.
Er...not any more...the foreward battery is now missing...guess someone thought it had some value...shocking, you can't leave anything lying around these days.
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Old 25 July 2016, 16:50   #25
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Honestly I am all about making old stuff work well and getting value out of things long forgotten, but this seems very irresponsible. If they can't make it into the sea what makes anybody think they will be safe out at sea. They apparently have no knowledge of tides or sand. Yes the hull and tubes looks useable but not if ya can't get on the water 😱
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Old 25 July 2016, 17:02   #26
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Well I suppose if you give them the benefit of the doubt... Perhaps they were only planning to test the engine?
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Old 26 July 2016, 04:19   #27
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Candid Camera, comes to mind.
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Old 27 July 2016, 14:24   #28
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Just spotted this sorry sight at the French sailing school next to the campsite, oh to be publicly funded🙄Click image for larger version

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Lions led by donkeys
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
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Old 28 July 2016, 02:57   #29
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Darwinism, world is over populated !!
A bad day on the boat is better than the best day at work.
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Old 28 July 2016, 03:31   #30
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Looks like some nice engines though!

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