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Old 09-05-2006, 10:46 AM   #21
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I think we should sensitive to the fact that someone who is likely a friend of members of this forum, died.
No disrespect implied - I wouldn’t wish an untimely death on anyone except terrorists. I didn’t know the guy, apologies if I have offended any fellow BM members.

But it normally takes things like this to raise serious questions. The question of sitting on top of the boat (in some cases practically standing) with no side protection being a casing point.
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Old 09-05-2006, 10:56 AM   #22
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Very true
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:56 AM   #23
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The suggestion of banning RIBs is IMHO a bit of nonsense. Why stop there? If such action were taken because of an accident or two then before you know it anything that can go over 20 knots would be banned. Lets face it - boaters have pretty much unlimited freedom to buy any boat they want, go as fast as they want, and have a good time doing it. The problem is being aware of the dangers at all times. I´m sure we´ve all been hammering along not paying much attention at times, only to have a reminder that attention is paramount when we hit a tanker wash from something that went through the area 5 minutes previously! I have no idea why the accident in the Solent occurred or who was to blame, but it´s a timely reminder of the need to have a serious amount of respect for the sea. A lot of bullshit bravado seems inherent in fastboat owners. Some would call me square, but having been on a number of comprehensive RYA courses to drive and navigate boats, and having seen a number of racing accidents over the years, I have the deepest respect for something you don´t mess with.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:01 PM   #24
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Nige...I was taking the pith. (outa ribs)
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:11 PM   #25
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Nige...I was taking the pith. (outa ribs)

Surely not.............
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:21 PM   #26
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The suggestion of banning RIBs is IMHO a bit of nonsense. Why stop there? If such action were taken because of an accident or two then before you know it anything that can go over 20 knots would be banned. Lets face it - boaters have pretty much unlimited freedom to buy any boat they want, go as fast as they want, and have a good time doing it. The problem is being aware of the dangers at all times. I´m sure we´ve all been hammering along not paying much attention at times, only to have a reminder that attention is paramount when we hit a tanker wash from something that went through the area 5 minutes previously! I have no idea why the accident in the Solent occurred or who was to blame, but it´s a timely reminder of the need to have a serious amount of respect for the sea. A lot of bullshit bravado seems inherent in fastboat owners. Some would call me square, but having been on a number of comprehensive RYA courses to drive and navigate boats, and having seen a number of racing accidents over the years, I have the deepest respect for something you don´t mess with.
Me too!
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:49 PM   #27
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'Up the hardboat'
Is that 'up' the beach.
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........or even 'up' on the rocks.
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Sod off nobstick!

And anyways, they were probably both driven by a couple of the billion or so rib owning powerboat ' expert instructors' that there are, only too willing to impart their vast knowledge (learned since they started boating,...last tuesday) upon the boating world! (whilst wearing all the cammo gear & gripping a Bowie knife tween their teeth)

Thank God for RIBers!
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:31 PM   #30
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Strange! That's exactly what the owner of the beached boat said to me when I took his photo.

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Old 09-05-2006, 04:41 PM   #31
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Dear Jon and others
Your zero sensitivity and lack of respect for the deceased after this serious accident in the Solent is making me lose respect for you and some of your associates. This is not the time for cheap jibes. We are all boaters who love powerboating lets not fight each other or any other water users.
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:14 PM   #32
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:09 PM   #33
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lets not fight each other or any other water users.
I'm not fighting anyone! Nor am I looking for anyones respect.

Sorry if my light hearted attitude upsets you, but as I said, it's how I'd like people to react to my own demise should it happen.

Certainly wouldn't want any insincere comments from someone who doesn't even know me. (American forum stylee)
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:59 AM   #34
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Certainly wouldn't want any insincere comments from someone who doesn't even know me.
Some insincere comments from someone who does!

Thinking about your demise, who gets boatmad? have you done something to ensure it is safe and avalable for use after you snuff it?
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Thinking about your demise, who gets boatmad? have you done something to ensure it is safe and avalable for use after you snuff it?
Good point!

The daily running of Boatmad, will, in the event of me 'snuffing it', fall under the carefull eye of Battersea dogs home, who are listed a sole benificiary of my substantial empire

So you may see a few new moderators, namely, Rover, Fido, and Gipsey (Gipsey being the chargehand, she's a very smart dog you know)

Hope this clears things up.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:23 AM   #36
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....I hope that if something were to happen to me, people would be able to look on the funny side......
We'd do our best.......

P.S if ya do snuff it... first dibs on them diesel engines if they don't go down with you... I need to re-engine summat....
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Is there a red cheeked emoticon for use by knobs like me?!
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Is there a red cheeked emoticon for use by knobs like me?!
Na, we're a bit short of imoticons, however, we do have the perfect 'Captain Chaos' emoticon, here it is:
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(Gipsey being the chargehand, she's a very smart dog you know)
she's a very randy dog, thats alI know!
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