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Old 01-02-2005, 10:41 PM   #1
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Why ribs suck

I bought a magazine in the early 70s called 'Chevy Power' and the lead article was entitled 'Why Fords Suck' and they had at least 100 reasons.

Can we come up with 50 reasons for a latter day maritime version.

Heres a starter:

1. They look stupid



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2. They come in all colours except boat colours.
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3. You cant shelter from the weather unless you spend 40 Grand on one.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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4. You have to dress like a Sailor in order to operate one.
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5. No owner ever pulled a chick with one.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:07 PM   #6
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They're fugly
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6. If they handle so well, why are most fitted with roll over bars?
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7. having a rubber toob around your boat should not mean you dont have to use fenders. Your boat may not get marked, but mine does by the friggin black rubber strip around the perimeter.
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:11 PM   #9
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8. They never appear to be able to observe wash limits within rivers or estuaries, and yet once in the open sea appear to travel at no more than 30 Knots! Something to do with comfort levels i believe.
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9. They are generally operated by "strange types".
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10. They are generally purchased by people on the grounds that they are practical.

Practically good at nothing in particular. (A compromise as all boats are). Nothing new there then.

And besides, who wants a practical boat? Someone with a practical car i suppose.
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5. No owner ever pulled a chick with one.
Oh yeah and captains got twin promax's!
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:31 PM   #13
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Oh yeah and captains got twin promax's!
Thats complete bollocks!
Wavejumper,

Whats your definition of a "Chick" then?

Cos where i come from "Chick's" have good taste.
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Still pulled though!


The only thing your gonna pull in hard boat is a skier!
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R-don, ami safe in saying you don like ribs then
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Hey if you get a puncture on a rib does it sink or what?
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Hey if you get a puncture in a hard boat does it sink or what?



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They are generally operated by "strange types".
Err, ok, can't argue with that.

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Hey if you get a puncture in a hard boat does it sink or what?
Neither should if both are production boats with CE
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:35 AM   #19
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3. You cant shelter from the weather unless you spend 40 Grand on one.


whats this then????????? lot less than 40k

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37k + extras sounds like 'about 40k' to me!
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