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Old 11 February 2017, 05:45   #1
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Thanks for the memories!

Hightower signing out for the foreseeable!

Through a change of circumstances in recent years I have found that using Blue Venom to be difficult/impossible. I held on to her for as long as I could in the hope of future use and probably held on for too long as there were a few "age" related issues with her before I sold her last weekend.

So the time had come and I sold her last weekend, she's on her way to West Scotland and have been told she is going to be cruising around Hebrides area.

Just wanted to say that I've met some fantastic people through RIBnet and hold many fond memories of many cruises over the years.

So what of the future! I have a childhood car list that I haven't even thought about ticking off until just recently. Could be a V8 American job (Love the sound and presence), a little Italian Lancia Fulvia or a VW Karman Ghia. Decisions decisions!
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Old 11 February 2017, 06:24   #2
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All the best bud, your input has always been valued.

As you know there are no rules about popping up and saying hello on here, just because she's gone, the knowledge won't have.

Take care and there is always a seat free if you fancy one of them there trips
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Old 11 February 2017, 06:38   #3
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Hi Andy, sorry to see you go mate, However you are always welcome to come along to an Osprey Cruise anytime we'll always have a (suspension) seat for you ;-)

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Andy all the very best to you. As I've said before you were always very helpful to me over the years and one of the GOOD guys on here.
Take care mate. Wish all the best.
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Old 11 February 2017, 10:20   #5
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Andy it has been a pleasure to know you and for many many years. You are a great guy and for sure you will be missed by many. You will always be welcome on any demo Parker rib I will have and especially if a ribnet event is organised in the Solent and IOW waters

all the best in your new life after ribbing
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Old 11 February 2017, 10:50   #6
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Hi Andy, one or two fond memories; it has always been fun! Keen to know whether you go big brash American or cute curvy Italian! Might follow you down that same route sometime. Good luck with whatever you do, I am sure it will be an intelligent decision
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Andy, just pop in now and again....and go get a big motorbike, don't ask me how I know this is a good thing!!

Cheers for now.
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Old 11 February 2017, 20:10   #8
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Thanks for your kind words guys!

If I get afloat again in the future it'll definitely be a fishing type boat but a fast one like a Pirate 21

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Andy, just pop in now and again....and go get a big motorbike, don't ask me how I know this is a good thing!!

Cheers for now.
I'll never get a Motorbike Jeff, my knee's scrape on the ground lol

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Hi Andy, one or two fond memories; it has always been fun! Keen to know whether you go big brash American or cute curvy Italian! Might follow you down that same route sometime. Good luck with whatever you do, I am sure it will be an intelligent decision
Ian, when the summer comes we'll go out for a pint in the Forest in whatever I buy (providing it's reliable).

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Andy it has been a pleasure to know you and for many many years. You are a great guy and for sure you will be missed by many. You will always be welcome on any demo Parker rib I will have and especially if a ribnet event is organised in the Solent and IOW waters

all the best in your new life after ribbing
Be knocking on your door a for a dual helm fishing boat probably
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Old 12 February 2017, 18:16   #9
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You don't hear Fulvia mentioned very often - bumped into a guy selling two the other day!!!
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Best of luck Andy :thumbup: I hope that you find the same pleasure you have had with your boat with your new venture into classic cars. :thumbup:
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Same from me Andy...All the best!
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Thanks guys, off to visit some Mustangs this week.
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all the best for the future. Dont behave yourself, its boring. I tried behaving myself fifty years ago for a couple of minutes.I didn't like ,and I haven't done it since.
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Just an update for those of you that are interested.

After looking for a car to buy all year, I have finally taken the plunge and bought an old American Pick-up truck.

It's a 67 Chevrolet C10 (so nearly as old as me) and is going to be a work in progress. But I'm pleased to say that she's on the road and being driven.
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So glad you have bought! Thank you for helping me take over the legacy of your rib! She's modified abit and currently up in Edinburgh for exploring the Forth! All the best! Angus
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Just an update .....It's a 67 Chevrolet C10.....
Cool, I bet you get noticed!
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On a point of interest - which is thirster - the Chevvy or Blue Venom??

I'm sure you'll do a cracking job of making her even more eye-catching.
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After looking for a car to buy all year, I have finally taken the plunge and bought an old American Pick-up truck.

It's a 67 Chevrolet C10 (so nearly as old as me) and is going to be a work in progress. But I'm pleased to say that she's on the road and being driven.
looks fun matey
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So glad you have bought! Thank you for helping me take over the legacy of your rib! She's modified abit and currently up in Edinburgh for exploring the Forth! All the best! Angus
Wow, forgot how lovely she looks! Had some great memories in her, brought a tear to my eye!

Thanks for sharing Angus. Hope she makes you some happy memories in the future.
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