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Forum: Bits and pieces 01 May 2021, 09:04
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Hightower
DSM25 Sonar

If it helps with a sale of the A60. I have a DSM Sonar module for this very chartplotter. 50 which is a gift from what they cost brand new.
Forum: Other stuff 06 March 2021, 05:11
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Hightower
You're more than welcome to continue to be the...

You're more than welcome to continue to be the custodian of the trophy until someone in the future decides to resurect the regular get togethers. Then, if you feel the time is right perhaps could be...
Forum: Other stuff 19 February 2021, 16:17
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Hightower
I thought the RIB trophy was with Biffer, but...

I thought the RIB trophy was with Biffer, but didn't know the prop went to Trev.

I'm glad you've still got your RIB. I was thinking of buying another boat, but something like a Parker Pilothouse...
Forum: Other stuff 16 February 2021, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Hightower
Yes, it's the tall ones :lol: Hope all's well...

Yes, it's the tall ones :lol: Hope all's well with you Willk?
Forum: Other stuff 16 February 2021, 19:23
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Hightower
I didn't really go away, but just sitting quietly...

I didn't really go away, but just sitting quietly on the beach watching the goings on in RIBNET.

All well thanks, just started back to "working" life after a number of years looking after Dad. And...
Forum: Other stuff 16 February 2021, 19:21
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Hightower
I've been an occasional lurker, whouldn't mind...

I've been an occasional lurker, whouldn't mind owning a boat again. But might be looking for a fast fishing boat, Parkers look tasty ;)

What you up to these days?
Forum: Other stuff 16 February 2021, 19:18
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Hightower
Hi John, one was 2006 and the other was 2007. I...

Hi John, one was 2006 and the other was 2007. I won back my own Best RIB build Trophy in 2008, the RIB Tickler went to people that had mishaps. The Jackeens won it one year for bending a prop coming...
Forum: Other stuff 15 February 2021, 17:13
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Hightower
Hello RIBers, I'm back!

Hi peeps, thought I'd check in with you after all these years.

I'm still boatless, but after a number of years caring for my father, I have just started a new job. I was having a conversation the...
Forum: Other stuff 03 November 2017, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,512
Posted By Hightower
Anyone recommend a cover maker....

in the Solent area. I want a custom tonneau cover made for my pickup?
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 12 September 2017, 17:40
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
The original 283 sbc V8. I thought it a bit small...

The original 283 sbc V8. I thought it a bit small for such a heavy truck but it's got more that enough power for the time being.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 September 2017, 21:23
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
Thanks bud! Especially around corners as there's...

Thanks bud! Especially around corners as there's no power steering and when braking......No power brakes either :lol:
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 September 2017, 21:22
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
Was told by the previous owner it should make...

Was told by the previous owner it should make 22mpg on a run, but conveniently the speedo isn't working due to a 5 speed upgrade he made so unable to verify. But she pushes along nicely at 70 reving...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 September 2017, 21:19
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
Wow, forgot how lovely she looks! Had some great...

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.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 10 September 2017, 13:00
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
Just an update for those of you that are...

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...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 13 February 2017, 21:26
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
Thanks guys, off to visit some Mustangs this week.

Thanks guys, off to visit some Mustangs this week.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 11 February 2017, 20:10
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
Thanks for your kind words guys! If I get...

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 ;)



I'll never get a Motorbike Jeff, my knee's...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 11 February 2017, 05:45
Replies: 24
Views: 3,726
Posted By Hightower
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...
Forum: Engines & props 29 January 2017, 09:39
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By Hightower
Thanks for the offer! I'll keep you in mind ;)

Thanks for the offer! I'll keep you in mind ;)
Forum: Engines & props 29 January 2017, 08:38
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By Hightower
Borrow! Large portable fuel tank next weekend

Forgive me if this is in the wrong section.

I am wanting to borrow a large portable/spare fuel tank next Saturday 4th Feb. suitable to power a 150hp outboard.

Is there anyone local to the...
Forum: RIBs wanted 03 January 2017, 06:59
Replies: 20
Views: 4,950
Posted By Hightower
Thanks guys! I still need some sort of...

Thanks guys! I still need some sort of distraction so will probably turn my water based fun in to road based fun. I've got a list of cars I wanted to own as a lad so will start to tick some of those...
Forum: Bits and pieces 13 December 2016, 16:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,571
Posted By Hightower
Sold subject to usual

Sold subject to usual
Forum: RIBs wanted 12 December 2016, 17:11
Replies: 20
Views: 4,950
Posted By Hightower
Cheers Billy that means a lot. I'll still be...

Cheers Billy that means a lot. I'll still be lurking around the forum but like the last couple of years kinda in the background, so you're not getting rid of me that easy lol.
Forum: RIBs wanted 12 December 2016, 16:43
Replies: 20
Views: 4,950
Posted By Hightower
It's been a fun ride whilst it lasted but for the...

It's been a fun ride whilst it lasted but for the last 11/2 years I've helped my Dad though a couple medical issues, given up working in engineering and become his full time companion.

I've...
Forum: RIBs wanted 12 December 2016, 16:11
Replies: 20
Views: 4,950
Posted By Hightower
What do you mean? Am I looking for another RIB or...

What do you mean? Am I looking for another RIB or just doing something different?
Forum: RIBs wanted 12 December 2016, 16:09
Replies: 20
Views: 4,950
Posted By Hightower
Circ 15k. I know I'll always say it but it is...

Circ 15k. I know I'll always say it but it is really nice, twin Raymarine Chart plotters, DSC vhf, got a good range with a built in 200litre tank and lots of storage.
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