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    Posted: 13 Sep 06 at 11:37am

......would be the ultimate challenge,   who's up for it then???!!

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we're all right behind you........a long way but there all the same
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 06 at 3:02pm
Time to ressurect the "Sea Biscuit" thread!
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It's been done by a couple of beach cats (Hobie 18 and more recently a Formula 20) wouldn't like to contemplate doing it on anything smaller or slower.
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It's been done in something much smaller. Remember Tom Mclean the SAS officer. He did it in a 7 foot boat.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_McLean

Well done Tom. At least he gave up before trying anything as stupid as Sea Biscuit

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Inspiring story. He's an innovator... i'd never even thought about using a chainsaw for boat modifying! Out with the angle grinder... in with the CHAIN SAW!
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oh oh oh oh oh!!! 
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Watch out boys! She'll have your boats!!

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BNS can I borrow that when you've done with it please?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote getafix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 06 at 10:05am
chain saws are old hat, Clive Everest was taking one to a i14 in the 80's, what's it all about now 9" angle grinders?
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