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Old 24 January 2021, 11:19   #1
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Red sands fort anyone been recently?

Anyone on here?

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Old 24 January 2021, 11:53   #2
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Reckon someone took Smallribber there ,and he had to get up there to retrieve his drone ,saw it as good opportunity and left for home !
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Reckon someone took Smallribber there ,and he had to get up there to retrieve his drone ,saw it as good opportunity and left for home !
In those circumstances I would have done exactly the same
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Idiots! The sort of place you might go in mid summer with a long range forecast and long days, so you can enjoy the day, not in the middle of a bleed'n lockdown.

Probably tied the boats up like John Wayne!

Wonder where 'said RIBs are now', and if you chanced upon them I suppose you could claim salvage!
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I can’t quite get my head around “boating” (with an engine) being classed as “exercise” but that’s the rules apparently
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I canít quite get my head around ďboatingĒ (with an engine) being classed as ďexerciseĒ but thatís the rules apparently
Well any day I got home after 14 hours boating - I damn sure felt like I'd had some exercise!!!
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Old 24 January 2021, 17:30   #7
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Cue thread

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Old 24 January 2021, 17:45   #8
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Anyone else wondering where the boats are?
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Seems strange that both ribs were badly tied to the structure, maybe some passing fishing boat thought they found a bonus freebee?
I live opposite the forts and will be keeping my eyes open on my beach exercise walks for a free rib or two.
We had a 10ft rib drift by about 400yds out last week empty, local RLNI brought it to shore, parked it by the rowing club, its still there with all its bad patching nobody wants it.
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Old 25 January 2021, 04:42   #10
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I guess the RIB's were rafted with the outer one not bothering with a shore line.

This assumes that there were RIB's in the first place and they weren't dropped off by someone who thought it was amusing not to pick them up.
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Here is the story, at least one owner from Manchester!!
https://www.facebook.com/RNLISheerne...34534413254165

Police towed ribs back in later when found https://twitter.com/KPTacOps/status/1353740086106611714
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One is a Zodiac Open Pro. Nice to see the police towing it from the bow roller or cleat, and not the bow towing eye, beggars can't be choosers and all that!

Not sure what the other one is.
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Nice to see the police towing it from the bow roller or cleat.
If the owners were thick enough to tie it off badly, they possibly didn't have a painter of any quality, if at all. If I was Plod, I'd keep my uniform dry and use whatever hard point was handy. I generally find that oiks tend not to carry a decent towline onboard - so the wee-wee-wees will have had to deploy one of their own - again, see keeping uniform dry.

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Here is the story, at least one owner from Manchester!!
https://www.facebook.com/RNLISheerne...34534413254165

Police towed ribs back in later when found https://twitter.com/KPTacOps/status/1353740086106611714
One of the culprits has posted an explanation on the RNLI link above

Seems they went with the intent of staying the night.

Seems a bow cleat failed and the stern line chaffed.

They've made some fairly hefty donations and been fined under covid regs (power boating might be allowed, staying away from home isn't)
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Seems strange that both ribs were badly tied to the structure, maybe some passing fishing boat thought they found a bonus freebee?
I live opposite the forts and will be keeping my eyes open on my beach exercise walks for a free rib or two.
We had a 10ft rib drift by about 400yds out last week empty, local RLNI brought it to shore, parked it by the rowing club, its still there with all its bad patching nobody wants it.
Drifted up from dover way?
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It was a silly thing to do made worse by Covid but they've been fined and they've made a big donation to both the RNLI and the trust that looks after the forts so I think they probably deserve a bit of forgiveness.
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Drifted up from dover way?

No, we are on the North Kent coast, Dover is well round the corner from us.
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