Who is The Floater?

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Who is The Floater?

Post by Mark R » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:09 pm

CKUK magazine has a column every month by some fellow calling himself 'The Floater' - usually pretty good, funny and very much in touch with the realities of UK boating.

I recently established that the member of this site going by the same name is not the same fellow.

So...who is CKUK's Floater? Someone please 'out' him.
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Post by Helen M » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:28 pm

Don't know - but I enjoy his column too.

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don't you know?

Post by Tim S » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:33 pm

I did him a deal on a sit-on-top last year....he writes scripts for the Bill :-)

If i was organised i would still have his e-mail address ( and hence his name ), but i think it is still on my old Pyranha computer...sorry!

Ask Mr Smith, he knows these things :-)

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Post by Rockrat » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:40 pm

The Floater was one of the only things I ever looked forward to reading when I got my copy of CKUK. It would be nice to know who he was though?
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Post by Ricks-Freestyle-Mind » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:48 pm

He seems to be the equivalent of 'The Stig' of Top Gear!!!!

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Post by Pete C. » Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:08 pm

Wasn't it 'Yellow Rag'?

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Post by mharrall » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:45 am

He seems to be the equivalent of 'The Stig' of Top Gear!!!!
You mean he's Perry McCarthy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig
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Post by Jim Pullen » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:36 am

Interesting reading that. The first time I remember Perry McCarthy being outted as the stig was when I was at Le Manns in 2002 and he was racing there. The guy interviewing him on Le Manns radio managed to get him to confirm the rumours.

Anyway, back on topic - I have no idea of who the floater is...

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Post by Chris W » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:17 pm

Yep, I've always like 'The Floater'. I'd always assumed he didn't exist, until I saw a scrawny guy with a beard at the PB 10th b'day thing at RDCP who looked just like him. If he does write for a living, that wouldn't surprise me. The Yellow Rag stuff was pretty funny- I thought it was one or more of the Worzels....?

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Post by Mark R » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:28 pm

I'm highly disappointed that nobody has revealed his identity yet. I don't want to stalk the guy, just put a name to the writing.

How about a clue?





BTW I've just found out that the Stig and I have something in common - a fascination with prog rock. My latest fad (since Heather signed up to Napster) is reliving my VI Form days by listening to ludicrously long and self-indulgent tracks from 'Yes'. Well, it passes the time. Lots of it.
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Post by Mark R » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:20 pm

This month's 'Floater' column in CKUK magazine makes reference to this thread!

It seems that the Floater is determined to stay 'in the closet'.
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Post by naefearjustbeer » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:43 pm

I havent recieved this months copy yet. I subscribe so it should be here!

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Post by Dave Manby » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:27 pm

Mark listening to Yes - now then that is a confession - but many in this forum will not realise it! Don't you find it so dated?

Go find Edgar Broughton band and listen to stuff with imagination and inventiveness!

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Post by Grumpy Fisherman » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:59 pm

Dave Manby wrote:Mark listening to Yes - now then that is a confession - but many in this forum will not realise it! Don't you find it so dated?
I was listening to "Owner of A Lonely Heart" only earlier today. A great tune! Was also introduced to this generation as a dance track (done quite well to be honest).

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Post by Randy Fandango » Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:42 pm

MarkR wrote: BTW I've just found out that the Stig and I have something in common - a fascination with prog rock. My latest fad (since Heather signed up to Napster) is reliving my VI Form days by listening to ludicrously long and self-indulgent tracks from 'Yes'. Well, it passes the time. Lots of it.
How strange. At my school when we felt the need to listen to something long and noodly we dug out Gabriel era Genesis and early Pink Floyd.
Yes never featured highly as I recall.
I'm not proud of any of this mind.
Actually it was a confusing time as I was also mad keen on Motorhead, the Damned and the Pistols..... You can never go back.....
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Post by Chris W » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:34 pm

Oh dear, I've just realised, reading this month's Floater and this message thread, that I was the 'bloke' who referred to the Floater as 'scrawny', whilst praising his writing (oh dear, I'm sure I meant to write 'lean and rugged'). That would appear to have gone down about as well as my earlier praise, via the editor, that it was nice to see some really good writing on behalf of the 'older paddler'....

Anyway, UKRGB and The Floater are two of my favourite reads, so it's good to see a bit of mutual recognition going on.

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