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  1. Jeez Glyn, Whats the matter with you lot..... insomnia ??? : B) To early for me on a cold morning .. I will look forward to meeting you there ! Cheers, Mike
  2. Looks like I should make that one Bibs, forecast says.... 'a nice day' Mike
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    Bitten

    Put these sissies on yer Dinghy........
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    Bitten

    Blimey Kimbers ! it sounds THAT good I might just get one myself !! Just pop' over to France Yeah, Right. Reminds me of a Cross Channel race I did in the seventies in a 20 footer.... took 41/2 hours it was so rough ( only 3 boats completed the race ) The course and rescue boats even turned back ! I can tell you Life comes quite cheap out there , there is a lot of sea and very little help if you are in trouble........ Mike
  5. Thanks for your concern Guys , I had SOooooooo much trouble staying hooked up to LEF that I just could not be arsed with the continual resetting passwords and all that nonsense. I mentioned this to Bibs at 'Bash 40' and he has since talked me through the intricacies of the cookie system and hey presto all is on line again. Thanks Bibs, you are indeed a fount of knowledge and a source of amazement to me . 'So much to know and so little time' Thanks again , Mike
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    V8 Sweet Music

    SOME BLOWER THAT !!!!! I wonder if that four barrel is a Holley or a Carter carb ????????? ( You will notice that with some propriety I have not mentioned ANYTHING about a Blow ....... ) Mike, ........ ........ing 'DIXIE'
  7. Exactly so Simon, its not our place discuss the way someone should run their affairs or their business. We are more than capable of "voting with our feet" Too much interference from us is like the tail wagging the dog and we should be more than grateful that there are people like Bibs and kato that can provide two separate and excellent services to the esprit following that they do so well . Bibs and Kato..........Good on yer and thanks ! Mike
  8. Without fail Jono, Those Chavvy Wimmin trolly pushers at Tescos are downright dangerous ! ( and uninsured , or so I am led to believe !) Mike
  9. Not much of a clue Chandra but I guess around 1.5 hides would do it, maybe less. Mike
  10. I was at my marine trimmers today collecting some boat trim and was shown some full hides in Magnolia that were bought in for a super yacht and the owner changed his colour scheme. This sort of thing happens quite often when dealing with the the Super Rich! Anyway, there are some very high quality hides in Magnolia and one or two in black which I saw today and that can be bought very reasonably and I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering a retrim. If interested please contact the trimmer direct as I have no angle in this other than passing his name on to you deserving people.
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    LEF on TV!

    Its a considerable amount of therapy that you need Tony, but if a tenner helps .......... Mike
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    LEF on TV!

    Thats the least of the problem, you feel so battered on Monday, just about come back to life on Wednesday and try to run the business to make some money to go racing again. On Thursday you are checking and repairing the boat and motors for next weeek ends race !! You would not believe the number of businesses that go under because the owner has discovered a lifestyle that is so addictive that it will take over the remaining brain cells that are still functioning ! Mike :crybaby: Oh, and I have just remembered the hotel wrecking and late drinking and standing in a small boat rocki
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    LEF on TV!

    Alex Its the quite considerable G forces onthe neck and spinal column that did for me, by the end of the seventies I had done approx ten years of racing in small boats and feeling 'electric' shocks across my shoulders in extreme G force conditions, thought nothing of it until the end of the eighties and during one really rough Round the Island race and in the lead off the Nab we fell into a hole and I was paralysed for about twenty minutes !. it must have been some impact in a two ton boat as the engine , a big block was hanging off its mountings in a drunken manner ! Not the first time f
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    LEF on TV!

    Its fun Tony all right ....... Been there doing it for over 20 years, Got the broken neck AND had the vertebrae repair op to prove it............... I will only go fast in boats now when the sea is relatively flat ! Mike
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    LEF on TV!

    I think this might just be OTT.............. Mike
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    V8 Sweet Music

    We are building a Ring 25 sportsboat at the moment with a Mercruiser 6.2 (some 440 hp) this has 'Silent Choice' underwater and open 4" pipes through the transom , will be interesting to hear how this 'new ' sreries of engines sound. Mind you , for general performance use in the UK with high fuel prices I think the new series of 4 stroke outboards will be the way to go much as I love the sound of a Big Block. I have some scribbles on paper now of an intended 30 footer with 3X 350 outboards. The sea is going to be the last place you will be able to 'Go Fast' legally unless you have acc
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    V8 Sweet Music

    A boat that you know Tony ? That certainly aint Windermere !! I guess they are not 350 Magnums so are they 454s or 502s ?? The sound of a pair of Lambos with open meggas in a class one boat on full chat as we were overhauled slowly during a race was unforgettable ! Mike
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    LEF on TV!

    Just WHAT exactly, are you implying Bibs? ................Searching for lawyers telephone No. Mike
  19. Oi Fishy ! I remember standing next to you when you asked of the counter assistant..... " Could I GET a cola ?" or whatever it was that you wished to order. Or is that now Cool streetspeak ?? an i dont geddit, innit. cos imer old git? Mike
  20. Looks like Fishy has some new 'About Town' wheels. ...........innit. Mike
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    Le Mans 2007

    You cannot kid us Bibs. We know that you are getting a right hosing down. Its hissin' down here [left The coverage on Motors TV was really first class, excellent commentators and good intervews. Even the camera work was in the main very good . AND Bibs , make sure that the LEF tent is nice and clean before we need it again ! See you at the next exravaganza............. Mike
  22. Wot yer lookin for Troy ? I may be able to help . Mike
  23. Yeah, Nothing happened above Warp factor Nine. me 'n' Fishy can vouch for that Dude........... ( I personally do not believe that a Vauxhall Velox can go that fast.......... Did you see anything like that on the A1 Mr Fish ? There WAS a kerfuffle on the M20 !) Mike, ( still livin' the moment )
  24. Affirmative karl. ( But you would know that wouldnt you ? You young NOS Sniffer ) Mike out
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