Originally Posted by PeterM
So any idea who may operate a Cobra out of Gunwharf ?
A couple of things I may want to catch up with them about after taking my youngest out yesterday ........
I run commercially from Gunwharf so have a particular interest, and perhaps even a little more 'direct local knowledge' as a result. Firstly, Nobody currently operates a Cobra out of Gunwharf, infact I'm the only operator of coded RIBs there.
Ribshare are local working colleagues, who I'm informed "did" collect a party of school-children from Gunwharf yesterday, but it wasn't a charter !
I'm also informed it was a totally free trip to Cowes offered to a local school made via a church group, and donated by Ribshare. The proprietor of Ribshare himself was helming the Cobra in question and he's worked alongside me and several other local commercial operators who are also regular contributors, many times over the last couple of years. During that time he's displayed extremely safe operating methods and in my experience, always exercised consistent sound judgement in respect of all operational safety matters.
It's commendable that he offers an opportunity to get out on the water, to local children, with the best of intentions, and without any gain for himself. For that he doesn't deserve to be pilloried by the self appointed 'Ribnet safety police' or become a further victim of implied suggestions of running an unsafe operation and perhaps his interpretation of events would evidence that !