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Old 03 October 2008, 05:51   #91
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Bloodyell. That's a real bummer Richard.
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Old 04 October 2008, 06:01   #92
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Sorry to see the mess. Question I would be asking now is who and why? Surely its not mindless vandalism.
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Old 04 October 2008, 11:00   #93
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Richard,so sorry to hear about your fantastic rib.The time,sweat and effort that you have put into the project was totally amazing.I wish I had the DIY knowledge to do a project like that.I have enjoyed watching the step by step photos and write-ups and as with all the other rib net members totally gutted to see the end result of all your hard labour..I hope If you decide on another project you have more luck on your side and lets hope they catch the bastards who did this and give them what they deserve....
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Old 04 October 2008, 17:53   #94
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I am absolutely gobsmacked by this horrendous event. Although I consider myself to be relatively competent and experienced at RIB fit-outs I have viewed your progress with huge admiration, your skills have been very clearly evident throughout and it has been abundantly clear that you would accept only one, the very best, standard of work. Your completed boat was a total credit to your professionalism and skills. How such a beautiful craft can end up as ash (after a possible criminal event) is more than heartbreaking, it would appear to indicate a very sad facet of to-day's culture. Lets hope that justice will prevail.
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Old 11 October 2008, 18:23   #95
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Thanks

Thanks to everyone for there messages and pm's they are much appeciated.
Have a skip comming in next week so can start cleaning up.
I have seen a rib I like the look of not such a project as the Osprey but has potential, so to try and get some money together to try and buy it I have a few bits and pieces that I wont be needing now so over the next few days will be putting them on here first incase anyone wants them and if not on fleabay.
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Old 12 October 2008, 14:05   #96
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Richard, if that one doesn't work out, Olly has found an Avon searider 5.4m rib under a tree and rather overgrown by brambles. Has an engine and since it isn't on the ground must be assumed to be sitting on a trailer although visual confirmation is difficult. It sort of had your name on it

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Richard, if that one doesn't work out, Olly has found an Avon searider 5.4m rib under a tree and rather overgrown by brambles. Has an engine and since it isn't on the ground must be assumed to be sitting on a trailer although visual confirmation is difficult. It sort of had your name on it

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Tell me more while I look for the pruning shears and thick gloves
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