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Forum: Other stuff 27 August 2020, 13:21
Replies: 12
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still visit here (occasionally). Joined 2001:eek:...

still visit here (occasionally). Joined 2001:eek:
wound the training business side down now and retired, but it was a blast and took us around the World - Seychelles, Mexico, Chile, Falklands, all...
Forum: Other stuff 11 February 2015, 17:07
Replies: 83
Views: 12,621
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Capn Schettino guilty, sentenced to 16 years ...

Capn Schettino guilty, sentenced to 16 years
Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino Sent To Jail...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 09 February 2015, 14:45
Replies: 3
Views: 2,437
Posted By wavelength
and uphill on the way back :lol:

and uphill on the way back :lol:
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 February 2015, 14:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By wavelength
yep winch it back over, used to do it with good...

yep winch it back over, used to do it with good big mechanical winch but last year bowed to the ever advancing years & went over to electric winch. So easy with the remote control I wouldn't want to...
Forum: Inflatable boats - SIBs and folding RIBs 09 February 2015, 12:42
Replies: 3
Views: 2,437
Posted By wavelength
we used to use park coppice caravan club site a...

we used to use park coppice caravan club site a lot when the kids and myself were windsurfing. Its a way from the lake but we used to be able to get a key from reception to open the gate giving...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 09 February 2015, 11:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By wavelength
over the side

well this has been posted by me some time ago....prob circa 13/14years ago I guess! But we had a guy with us on a course last week who liked taking piccies so here are a few new pics. We launch and...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 07 February 2015, 06:46
Replies: 16
Views: 5,135
Posted By wavelength
would avoid foam like the plague! We have cut the...

would avoid foam like the plague! We have cut the decks out of so many boats in our boat club to remove water logged " closed cell" foam that we are getting quite good at it. Get a few guys on the...
Forum: Other stuff 04 February 2015, 10:55
Replies: 36
Views: 4,527
Posted By wavelength
Done +1 wot he said. peeps will tick...

Done


+1 wot he said.

peeps will tick I would pay 70 much quicker than they would actually put their hands in their pocket and shell it out though.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 February 2015, 10:38
Replies: 6
Views: 2,149
Posted By wavelength
depends how temporary and if you actually want to...

depends how temporary and if you actually want to fish using them, rather than somewhere to transports rods off the floor. We don't fish from rod holders but do transport them with the rod butts...
Forum: Commercial operators 03 February 2015, 15:50
Replies: 13
Views: 2,834
Posted By wavelength
aha - found it. this is the excerpt that a nice...

aha - found it. this is the excerpt that a nice young lady from the RYA e mailed me when I asked the question last year. It was a subject broached during an inspection and I wanted to ensure the...
Forum: Commercial operators 03 February 2015, 14:31
Replies: 13
Views: 2,834
Posted By wavelength
When I checked with them last year the...

When I checked with them last year the requirement was that trainers/examiners/inspectors needed continuing membership to carry out duties at that level. Instructors had to be members at time of...
Forum: Engines & props 25 January 2015, 14:37
Replies: 17
Views: 4,154
Posted By wavelength
He did say it was already offset silly...

He did say it was already offset

silly question...which way have they offset it and how much ??

Our Humber's o/b appears central when you look at the transom cut out, but when you look at the...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 16 January 2015, 16:46
Replies: 31
Views: 7,384
Posted By wavelength
+1 Metz. Much better than the rib raider. Just...

+1 Metz. Much better than the rib raider. Just unscrew from its plug/base to put the boat cover on.
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 06 January 2015, 11:38
Replies: 15
Views: 3,078
Posted By wavelength
Only use I would have for TS would be as a nudge...

Only use I would have for TS would be as a nudge bar in a marina. We have towed countless boats/jet skis etc back in here and a rope bridle between the stern U bolts does the trick. Smooth rope...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 05 January 2015, 17:13
Replies: 114
Views: 24,787
Posted By wavelength
just sounds like a replay of this one off Cyprus....

just sounds like a replay of this one off Cyprus. The Zenobia sank, eventually, after the computer allegedly decided to fill one side with water ballast. Dived the Zenobia whilst over there carrying...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 January 2015, 15:55
Replies: 114
Views: 24,787
Posted By wavelength
"You remember that ferry someone parked on...

"You remember that ferry someone parked on Blackpool Beach a while back, well did it cost much to cut it up and remove?" [/QUOTE]
I remember that well, the "Riverdance". A bitterly cold and windy...
Forum: Other stuff 08 December 2014, 09:07
Replies: 19
Views: 3,243
Posted By wavelength
I'm not so sure the Vestas Wind attitude would be...

I'm not so sure the Vestas Wind attitude would be very philosophical should I put a windfarm transfer vessel aground at speed with their techies on it in the dark. :whistling:
If one goes to sea...
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 01 December 2014, 17:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,934
Posted By wavelength
We had a day at them on the rib last week-but not...

We had a day at them on the rib last week-but not in that area- had a few cod. Main problem was getting through the whiting to get at 'em. Be having another go at them this week no doubt when the...
Forum: Trailers & towing 19 November 2014, 12:40
Replies: 20
Views: 2,992
Posted By wavelength
loadsa U bolts on E Bay. If you go to an...

loadsa U bolts on E Bay.
If you go to an Indespension shop be careful you get the right size bits.
Their catalogue seems to be a chapter of errors. Last lot of wheel bearings they supplied the...
Forum: Other stuff 19 November 2014, 11:41
Replies: 19
Views: 1,914
Posted By wavelength
Unfair Contract Terms Act?

Unfair Contract Terms Act?
Forum: Electrics and electronics 13 November 2014, 15:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By wavelength
we have downloaded the go pro software for use...

we have downloaded the go pro software for use with a black edition go pro that we have access to but it does seem to be a bit of a faff and it keeps crashing on my computer. Far less trouble with...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 13 November 2014, 14:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By wavelength
go pro lookalike

I see Lidl have a go pro lookalike action camera on offer next week sometime or other for circa 80. Anybody any experience of these from past purchases?? I seem to remember someone buying one in the...
Forum: Trailers & towing 03 November 2014, 15:44
Replies: 64
Views: 9,311
Posted By wavelength
I'm a bit surprised there should be a...

I'm a bit surprised there should be a conversation about the legalities of having a trailer locked onto the towing vehicle. Our indespension trailers have come with auto locking hitches for years....
Forum: RIBs & ribbing 04 October 2014, 11:34
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By wavelength
Have had a Mullion suit that was bril...so good...

Have had a Mullion suit that was bril...so good m'burglar took it with him when he went thru m'garage! :( b@st@rd!
I think they were Mainstream that we had after that-which were cr@p - rain went...
Forum: Electrics and electronics 28 September 2014, 16:38
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By wavelength
ours have been siliconed in the drain wells for...

ours have been siliconed in the drain wells for years..never come loose, work fine and are generally ignored and taken for granted. I suppose removable should we wish to take 'em out.
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