Skimmers.

(granny)

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Does anyone remember the small skimming dishes that were used to dash around the harbour. They were fast and great fun to drive.
 

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witsend said:
Got a pic of one?
Sorry No. I've searched on 'google' but came up with nothing. It's not in the Seamanship Manual Pt 1, I wonder if it's in Pt 2. But I lost my copy years ago.
 
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(granny) said:
witsend said:
Got a pic of one?
Sorry No. I've searched on 'google' but came up with nothing. It's not in the Seamanship Manual Pt 1, I wonder if it's in Pt 2. But I lost my copy years ago.
They may have been before your time (not meaning to be rude) but you don't mean Rigid Raiders do you?
 

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WreckerL said:
(granny) said:
witsend said:
Got a pic of one?
Sorry No. I've searched on 'google' but came up with nothing. It's not in the Seamanship Manual Pt 1, I wonder if it's in Pt 2. But I lost my copy years ago.
They may have been before your time (not meaning to be rude) but you don't mean Rigid Raiders do you?
No. The 'skimming dish' was a small two seater used in harbour when someone was in a hurry. Mostly carried by cruisers.
 
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(granny) said:
WreckerL said:
(granny) said:
witsend said:
Got a pic of one?
Sorry No. I've searched on 'google' but came up with nothing. It's not in the Seamanship Manual Pt 1, I wonder if it's in Pt 2. But I lost my copy years ago.
They may have been before your time (not meaning to be rude) but you don't mean Rigid Raiders do you?
No. The 'skimming dish' was a small two seater used in harbour when someone was in a hurry. Mostly carried by cruisers.
Saw one being used by HMS Welshman the FML......aw hang on a minute, that was a coracle. :D

On a more sensible note I remember a POGI called Bob Sterry who was on HMS Llandaff and was talking about such a craft, though I personally have not seen one.
 
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