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Old 04 March 2002, 12:30   #41
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before you change the winchstrap dont do what this idiot did and buy a thicker one...........only to find that the extra thickness meant the belt wouldn't fit in the wheel.
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Old 04 March 2002, 12:35   #42
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Already gone through that loop............

on Sat. After we'd recovered the boat a mate said "hang on I've got a spare winch strap in the back of my truck". Indeed he did and it was and inch too thick so no blimmin use! I will be measuring it tonight prior to ordering a new one tommorrow!

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Old 04 March 2002, 13:38   #43
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I'm glad I'm not the only one to suffer from "thick winch strap syndrome" - had to cut 1.5m off my new orange one to get it to fit on the drum But it does look very smart though. Be warned, the Parrymore ones are on the thick side.
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Old 04 March 2002, 15:33   #44
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Hi all

Would like to come as well will have to check with the boss Tue. but if OK could I tag allong with the M4 crowd would have to meet at reading services as I join at J14 which is after Leigh Delamere.

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Old 04 March 2002, 15:51   #45
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Hi Chaps

I'm gonna come M1 & M25 then M4.

Anyone know whats the fist services on the M4 after the m25 (is there one?) on the city side?

Convoy!!!
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Old 04 March 2002, 16:07   #46
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Jono,
You'll join M4 at 4b. Services between 3 and 2.
Have a good day.
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Old 04 March 2002, 16:16   #47
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Jono

I am hoping to meet Jools at Membury Services then travel along with him. The Services you pass on the M4 is Heston - give us your ETA at these services and we will meet you there to make sure we all arrive at the right place on time.

May be time to go to Mobiles / phone numbers?

Jono - you happy to co-ordinate this?
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Old 04 March 2002, 16:26   #48
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Graeme - no problem

Everyone who plans to meet on the M4 at some point, send me a private message with mobile number.

We still plan to at the slip at 0900 if that ok with every one.
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Old 05 March 2002, 08:32   #49
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Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday at 9.00am. I'll be on the river around Chas Newhams. I'll monitor CH16.

Should we agree a working channel now do you think?

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Old 05 March 2002, 17:47   #50
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M4 RIB Convoy

Ok guys, the M4 plan looks like-

0715 - Membury Eastbound (Jools & Graeme - do you have each others number?)

0800 - 0815 Heston Services (Jono - 07748334683)

0900 - Putney Bridge opposit Chas Newens Marine


Anyone else shout out on CH16 either Tsunami Rider (ME) & Topaz (graeme)
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Old 05 March 2002, 18:20   #51
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lets hope for good weather on Saturday - not too cold!

I'm looking forward to seeing the sites from a new angle. Looking at

http://www.rib.net/thames2001.htm

to get me in the mood - I can't wait. I'll take my camera - John might even get a new article for rib.net!!
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Old 06 March 2002, 01:19   #52
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Jono / Jools

I have the numbers

I am away now until Thursday Evening - will catch up with any developments then.

If there is anything urgent - I will be on my mobile

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Old 06 March 2002, 06:04   #53
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Thames Cruise 2001

was the highlight for many of the BIBOA calendar last year (8 boats attended!). We intend to repeat it again this year - again launching in Docklands and cruising down to Chatham for the overnight before returning to London. Details in the next RIBLINES or from yours truly!

OK, you can't expect me not to plug BIBOA again can you!

Alan

PS If I come on Sat (probably will) I will bring my new "geek cam" as JK calls em for some photo's for rib.net
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Old 06 March 2002, 09:13   #54
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Old 06 March 2002, 13:02   #55
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M4 Rib Convoy

Looks like Graeme and Jools meeting @ membury

Me & John (Scubakid) meeting @ heston

Anyone else meeting on the M4?

How do you think we will identify each other as we have never met before?
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Old 06 March 2002, 16:22   #56
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I am very easy to notice Ex Camel Photo RIB so I do not have the full 'roof rack' but the design and colours are the same, boat name is Dromedary (in dict. as "speedy one humped camel") I will wait in the truck park on the left as you come up the slip road.

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Old 06 March 2002, 18:26   #57
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Easy then

Yellow = ScubaKid
Blue = Graeme
Red = Jools
Grey = Jahno

Well - that's the boats taken care of - aslong as we stand by our own ribs we shouldn't get confused!
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Old 07 March 2002, 06:50   #58
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URGENT URGENT URGENT



I've just found out that there is a large rowing event (Heads of the River?) @ Putney on Saturday. Possibly 200 rowing 8's!!

Not sure what this would mean in terms of the river being closed off or parking/launching faciltities at Putney but would imagine this could be a real problem!

Might the sensible move be to reschedule for Sunday to avoid potential conflict/disaster?! (& benefit from a later high tide time)

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Old 07 March 2002, 06:57   #59
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The Head Of The River runs from Mortlake to Putney and boats do not go downstream of Putney Bridge so once we're on the water there should be no problem.

The slipway will however be very busy as this is the principal launching area for the 200+ boats.

Not sure what to suggest!!

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Old 07 March 2002, 08:08   #60
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Sunday will be OK with me will keep a view on the thred to see if there are any changes.

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