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Old 06 December 2010, 08:46   #101
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Good point Biff - lets be honest the boat business I am sure does not pay great wages to the guys who drive the forklifts , 200 odd quid must cover it!!

Is it just profiteering on the basis of 'its an expensive boat therefore he must have the money'

On a seperate note RIBSHOP have come through again - email last night, call from Kieron 1st thing this morning and arranged for Wednesday morning. Going to run the boat up a versadock for easier access- should be a laugh as never used one before so hope I dont break anything else & hope Nestor is not too heavy for the one in mind .

PS - cant we have a 'Well done' section like was suggested before ?

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Old 06 December 2010, 11:45   #102
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Hi Biff, thanks for the question and coming from you I know there is no malice. Steve is on a winter storage only package and for that he got a free lift out when the boat arrived, free rinse and scrub, and will get a free launch in the Spring. He only pays for the storage and being the top guy that he is paid it upfront - I wish all customers were like that. Our trade tariff is 10.63 per meter per lift plus vat - which may seem expensive to alot of Ribneters but lets not forget this is a 9m boat. We are not the cheapest in the area nor are we anywhere near the most expensive but we are trying to provide the best service (sorry JK, not trying to turn this into an advert).

Steve - sorry if we have miscommunicated your needs.


ps: Biff - have you been on Oxo's Xmas do yet? Got any Photos?

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Old 06 December 2010, 12:12   #103
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If only it showed how unbelievably cold it was......

Was surprised when Mark called when I stopped in Yarmouth. Did you guys stop as we thought you were way in front of us after we dropped Steve off..
Yes we stopped because we felt bad we were way in front of you and I called because I had forgotten you were going into Yarmouth for fuel so we were just checking all was well and there were no problems. Just being safe. You certainly made the time up, I was doing 34Knots on the way back and you arrived just a minute or so after I dropped NOS at Poole Town Quay.
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Old 06 December 2010, 13:40   #104
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Mrs A and I would also like to say how much we enjoyed the day and thank Steve for organising it and Pete for the ride in his boat. We didn't get a proper chance to say 'Goodbye' to everyone (everyone was more concerned about making sure they were wrapped up properly against the cold!) so take the opportunity to do so now and to wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Without wishing to duplicate things, here are a few additional photos - the latter being the approach to Yarmouth on the way back:
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Old 06 December 2010, 13:52   #105
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ps: Biff - have you been on Oxo's Xmas do yet? Got any Photos? [/quote]

i didn't go this year, i'm all pole danced out, they did find another good place in high wycombe, the one in vauxhall is closed down, someone murdered the land lady, i'll come and see you soon, biff
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Old 06 December 2010, 14:28   #106
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A couple of short films I took on Nestor:

Poole to Cowes

Cowes to Poole

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Old 06 December 2010, 20:34   #107
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folly in the fog

A big thank you to trevor g and his daughter for offering me a spare seat.I had a very good day although very cold at times,the food was excellent and everyone friendly.Very interesting trip back in the thick fog making it a trip to remember but we were guided expertly back by markB and his crew and with trevor G at the helm we made a safe run home.(we did dodge a couple of tankers from what i could see but one was tied up so all okay!)
Best christmas wishes to all and i'll expect to see you all in january.Regards,Chris.

P.s.Thanks to steve for his original offer of a lift.I'm sorry that it worked out too expensive to get the boat out but you still made it over

just rolling through.....
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