Very true Neal. I'm sure a bottle or two could be bought for him.
I'd agree re story. I'm sure we could get members to post their boat details, safety equipment carried, load/crew, fuel usage etc he could take that info and tally it up to pics he took and create an article on typical safety kit carried by average rib users, fuel consumption from varying boats/engines.
He could then use any number of examples of safety in numbers based on last time. ribs shadowing smaller ones, removing crew at inclement times, physical stops for those without radios, sharing fuel for those who have underestimated etc
Plus he could see a wide variety of old and new set ups. I think there is most makes attending already.ribeye, ribquest, ribcrafts, Humber, tornado, osprey, aircraft and more. Most are 6m plus and some are well kitted out as you know.
Wide variety of engines too!