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Old 18 June 2014, 14:12   #1
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Hi from the Caribbean

Hi,

I'm the owner of a Mako 22' centre console with 2 x 85hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboards.

I also now have recently been given a 2.8m RIB with a 2.5 Tohatsu 2-stroke outboard.

Just found this site as the Rib required a couple of repairs to get it to usable condition and the Tohatsu needs (which I now have) a replacement fuel cock.

So I'll start with posts requesting help.
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Old 18 June 2014, 14:39   #2
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Hi,

I'm the owner of a Mako 22' centre console with 2 x 85hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboards.

I also now have recently been given a 2.8m RIB with a 2.5 Tohatsu 2-stroke outboard.

Just found this site as the Rib required a couple of repairs to get it to usable condition and the Tohatsu needs (which I now have) a replacement fuel cock.

So I'll start with posts requesting help.
Welcome Caribbean Dude

Please can you organise a cruise so we can all visit you
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Hi,

I'm the owner of a Mako 22' centre console with 2 x 85hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboards.

I also now have recently been given a 2.8m RIB with a 2.5 Tohatsu 2-stroke outboard.

Just found this site as the Rib required a couple of repairs to get it to usable condition and the Tohatsu needs (which I now have) a replacement fuel cock.

So I'll start with posts requesting help.
Hi Doug, welcome to the World of RibNet. Where are you in the Caribbean?
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Old 19 June 2014, 05:18   #5
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Hi Doug
you are a long way from me here in Bournemouth uk. The avon is a great boat have loads of fun out there. Watch out for sailfish they have big pointy things.
Take care my friend Bob
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Old 20 June 2014, 08:29   #6
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Hi Doug, welcome to the World of RibNet. Where are you in the Caribbean?
St.Kitts in the Leeward Islands

I live near Frigate Bay.



I am very lucky to have this view

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Old 20 June 2014, 08:32   #7
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Please can you organise a cruise so we can all visit you
If and when you or anyone on this forum, gets here I will buy them a drink (includes rum and not UK small measures) or three.
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Old 20 June 2014, 09:21   #8
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If and when you or anyone on this forum, gets here I will buy them a drink (includes rum and not UK small measures) or three.
Nice very nice. Later in the year I am off to Antigua with a group of friends and of course our wives. I do not think we can make a stop over but we will have access to an ample supply of rum Thanks anyway
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Nice very nice. Later in the year I am off to Antigua with a group of friends and of course our wives. I do not think we can make a stop over but we will have access to an ample supply of rum Thanks anyway
BTW The return airfare Antigua-St.Kitts-Antigua with LIAT is about +/-£248.00.

Better to spend it on rum in Antigua.

Make sure that you visit English Harbour.
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Old 20 June 2014, 10:40   #10
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Is a very small world Doug - my Dad lives on the side of the quill - Oranjestad - flies his plane - does some diving .

Not that many people from Hampshire living out there !
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Old 20 June 2014, 11:15   #11
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Is a very small world Doug - my Dad lives on the side of the quill - Oranjestad - flies his plane - does some diving .

Not that many people from Hampshire living out there !
That is only a few miles away. I have sailed there on KATE a couple times.

View of Statia taken from Brimstone Hill. Saba is in the background to the left.



View of Statia with St.Kitts in the background to the left.
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Hmmmm, I was privileged to see Kate being built on Rawlins Plantation and then sailing in St Maarten Regatta a couple of years later.

How's 'Sunshine' doing on that neighbouring island; those Killer Bees are something else!

Happy days indeed.
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BTW The return airfare Antigua-St.Kitts-Antigua with LIAT is about +/-£248.00.

Better to spend it on rum in Antigua.

Make sure that you visit English Harbour.
We were there last year at Galley Bay and this year going back to the same resort. We visited the English Harbour and yes best use the cash on more rum but all inclusive mean also all rum included
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We were there last year at Galley Bay and this year going back to the same resort. We visited the English Harbour and yes best use the cash on more rum but all inclusive mean also all rum included
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Hmmmm, I was privileged to see Kate being built on Rawlins Plantation and then sailing in St Maarten Regatta a couple of years later.

How's 'Sunshine' doing on that neighbouring island; those Killer Bees are something else!

Happy days indeed.
Mr Caines aka 'Sunshine' is doing fine. He did change the recipe for Killer Bees a few years ago to make it less lethal.
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Hay Doug, we have two things in common 1. I`m new to this forum too and 2. I used to live in the Caribbean (Grand Cayman) I would have loved to have had a rib while I lived out there as I used to do loads of diving. Kitts looked more interesting than Cayman as it is a little flat and not very big 16 miles long 1 mile wide. I still think the Caribbean is hard to beat but i do have my own paradise here in the UK ....Cornwall. Welcome and all the very best (easy on the Tortuga rum ) :-)
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Welcome dude. spent many a great holiday in St Kitts.Must be awful living in Paradise !Hopefully for Xmas we heading for St Maarten for some fence surfing on the beach by the Airport!!
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Old 28 June 2014, 17:44   #18
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Welcome dude. spent many a great holiday in St Kitts.Must be awful living in Paradise !Hopefully for Xmas we heading for St Maarten for some fence surfing on the beach by the Airport!!
There are a lot of vids on youtube with people doing just that.




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