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Old 07-11-2004, 08:03 PM   #1
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Ok so spill the beans ... Who was it ?

Taken from page 10 of "Practical Boat Owner" Dec 2004

i Quote:

"An empty 17ft Rib was on the rampage in the solent last month
after its crew were thrown out.
Luckily they were unharmed and were able to make their way ashore to raise the alarm.
The coastguard helicopter identified the UBOW ( unidentified bag of wind) off Chichester Harbour and a crewman of a Gosport rescue RIB managed to board it and take control

Their response:
"Not only were the three casualties very lucky, but the boat didn't incur any damage either" said the MCA

We urge all RIB users to ensure their lanyard (kill cord) is secured to the vessels driver

Guess we are all excused then ,,

and we can make a "Toast" without killin the engine
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:18 PM   #2
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The question that needs answering is what are you doing reading practical boat owner, you'll be telling us next that you subscribe to Motor Boat & Yachting !!!!
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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Re: Absent Captain

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Ok so spill the beans ... Who was it ?
The nobjockey goes by the name of Max Richardson
Read about him here: http://www.bembridge.com/article.asp...ID2=71&ID3=949
(BTW you can make a "toast" and not kill the eingine by wrapping the lanyard around your leg instead of your wrist)
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i (normally) only subscribe to:

Motor Boat Monthly

but it's been rather wet this weekend and i needed a little extra reading,
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:22 PM   #5
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Quote:
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i (normally) only subscribe to:

Motor Boat Monthly

but it's been rather wet this weekend and i needed a little extra reading,
You could always try

Hot Boat

World of Powerboats - not sure of website address

Powerboat Magazine
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World of Powerboats - not sure of website address
Is that one still going?
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:41 PM   #7
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Uh, I thought it was till I just tried to log on to it. Damn, just paid my subscription.
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Suppose i'll have to own up

truth is the father-in-law owns a newsagents so i get to read all the boat rags for free.. ( while they entertain the kids )

hot boats & readers wives included of course
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Old 08-11-2004, 12:14 AM   #9
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Re: Absent Captain

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"An empty 17ft Rib was on the rampage in the solent last month
after its crew were thrown out.
Bloody RIBbers! they're all so unprofessional!

They give us 'real' boaters a bad name when they keep falling off those funny little 'blow-up' boats!
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yeah, tossers the lot of them, eh?
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