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Old 02 February 2022, 20:47   #1
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RIP rogue wave

Rest in peace, my old mate.

He passed away suddenly yesterday.

I know he had many, many friends on Ribnet.

Gutted.
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Old 02 February 2022, 21:05   #2
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Rest in peace, my old mate.

He passed away suddenly yesterday.

I know he had many, many friends on Ribnet.

Gutted.
Sorry to hear that, our wakes crossed on the RI2013, a solid bloke. You'll miss him.

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Old 02 February 2022, 21:05   #3
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Thats Bad news ,i met him while buying bits off him via ebay ,he was always very fair and honest with me ,had several phone chats which were always informative ,very knowledgeable .....................thanks Stu ...Rest in peace
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Old 02 February 2022, 21:06   #4
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Very sad. I met him down at Crosshouse Trailers a few times. He was an interesting chap. My thoughts go out to Jasper and his family.
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Old 02 February 2022, 21:25   #5
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Very sad. He was a big character who’ll definitely be missed.
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Old 02 February 2022, 21:28   #6
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Very sad to hear this, Rowgscratcher was a good guy. Glad you were still in touch with him Dave.
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Old 02 February 2022, 21:54   #7
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sorry to read this, great character, loved an avon rib
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Old 02 February 2022, 22:12   #8
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Oh man, no! That's seriously spoiled my week. DM thanks for letting us know. Are we allowed to know what did for him?

Rest in peace indeed, Stuart Hopkins.
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Old 02 February 2022, 22:35   #9
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Very sorry to hear this. Stu was one of the good guys with a heart of gold.
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Old 02 February 2022, 23:26   #10
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DM thanks for sharing, wish you hadn’t had to. I’m sure if you are talking to Jasper you will pass on condolences from everyone who knew him both in person, and only virtually here.
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Really sad to hear this news earlier today. A top bloke who will be greatly missed.

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Old 03 February 2022, 00:48   #12
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Yes, an absolute top bloke. I'm a bit speechless now.

Gonna miss him.
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Really Sad news.
He was one of life's characters, and would do anything for anyone.
My kids called him 'The funny man' when they were little.

Stu was one of the very first people I met when I first joined up to RibNet, and he helped me a lot, but sadly I've not spoken to him for a number of years.

Rest in peace mate.
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RIP Rogue . My condolences to all family and friends .
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What a gutting loss

Thank you for the update - will be missed by many.
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Sorry to hear this, many hours of fun over the years sharing a passion for seariders, including our 8.4m SR joint venture of Bugle Billy, our appearence on 'Time Team' together in 2004 on the Hamble, getting stranded at Ashlet creek as we watched the millpond water level not dropping to come and and find the scorpion sat in the mud!
lots of fond memories.
He would always put helping someone else ahead of his own work.

RIP Stu
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"Bugle Billy" I remember now. Jet drive with the Caterpillar engine I think?

Didn't Stu want to call it "Dinah Moe Hum" (Frank Zappa song), or had one of his other boats called that?

I also recall Stu's indignation as he told me about how he was using an angle grinder with no guard on it, crawled underneath a trailer once. The grinder kicked back and flew out of his hands and was revving away an inch away from his knackers. But DM was too busy laughing to help recover the grinder as it edged closer to Stu's family jewels.
No idea how much Stu had embellished, but for the sake of a good story, who cares.

Hope he died happy and doing something he loved.
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Sorry to hear this, many hours of fun over the years sharing a passion for seariders, including our 8.4m SR joint venture of Bugle Billy, our appearence on 'Time Team' together in 2004 on the Hamble, getting stranded at Ashlet creek as we watched the millpond water level not dropping to come and and find the scorpion sat in the mud!
lots of fond memories.
He would always put helping someone else ahead of his own work.

RIP Stu
I remember being totally in awe of the shear size of Bugle Billy on it's trailer at the yard, and remember Stu being in big trouble with his son(Wish I could remember his name) for dragging BB around the yard with his Toyota Surf.

And yes, clearly remember seeing Tony, Phil, Mick etc being ferried around the creek by Stu/you on the telly.
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Jasper. He wasn't always in trouble with Jasper, but absolutely was always in trouble with Brit.
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Jasper. He wasn't always in trouble with Jasper, but absolutely was always in trouble with Brit.
Jasper, that's him, thanks.

Like Stu I was always a little scared of Britt.
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