As Dave Manning says sounds like a bit of a lynching party to me ?
I can say that I have battled with both DD and JF for longer than anyone on here and they have won my respect for their knowledge and as people they are a good laugh.
When I didnt get my point over, I didnt try and gang up against them with my internet buddies? I have met JF in person as I did Charles and can say that you get a short impression of what somebody is like on here and its not accurate at all,they are always different and in JFs case he is defintely boatmad.
Freedom of speech and expression and saying what you believe in isnt wrong on an open forum and can be very helpfull in stopping the Old Boys Club mentality.
JF and DD in my opinion are just like all of us except they have other sorts of boats.
This is not a yacht club where our friends can mutter in the corner its a forum of ideas and personalities,and in their cases very experienced hard boaters.
Mike I respect your views on the subject, but it will be a bad move to try and poo poo two guys who know a lot more than most abouts boats and if the truth be known have come a little way to respecting ribs for what they are IMHO.
So in my case its a big no no and lets thank them for keeping things on a even keel or we might all end up with one particular brand of boat/engine to keep our mates happy,and that would be real boring.
If they go I go