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Old 11 July 2012, 09:08   #151
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I wonder which will last longer, the thread or the "Cowboy's" business?
Now you know!
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Old 11 July 2012, 11:19   #152
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This has got to be the longest thread I had ever started.
Must pop in there again
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Old 11 July 2012, 11:21   #153
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Old 11 July 2012, 16:02   #154
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Hello Ladies/Gents

Re the "Lulworth Cowboy," you will be pleased to hear he gone, myself and family have bought the boat and are now operating out of Lulworth Cove, we are a local Lulworth family and my father worked on the boat as a teenager.

Although the "Cowboy" is renowned for his bad manners and unfriendly approach the jetty is still private property and as you can appreciate we are trying to run a business. If you've seen the jetty you will understand that it is not capable of taking 2 boats therefore anybody mooring up will cost us money if it holds up the trips, we are also not insured. In addition we are dictated to by Lulworth Estate and part of our agreement with them (which is pretty expensive,) is that we don't allow other boats to land on our jetty or launch from the beach without prior arrangement.
Good luck with the new venture, hope it works out well. Lovely location to work,
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Old 12 July 2012, 04:45   #155
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This has got to be the longest thread I had ever started.
Must pop in there again

Thanks to your comments, whenever somebody Googles "Lulworth RIB Rides" this thread is the first thing to appear. Obviously not very good publicity which could now affect our new business. I wish you had spoke to the previous owner and got the facts before using the word "Cowboy." For the record, although he isn't a very nice man, from what we know he was doing everything by the book and in accordance with the MCA.

Makes me think you are not a very nice person either to bad mouth someones business for no reason.
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Old 12 July 2012, 04:52   #156
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Makes me think you are not a very nice person either to bad mouth someones business for no reason.
Like many on here Andre has proven many times that he has a genuine interest in supporting the boating community, just like you he is entitled to his opinion too.

If this thread is the first thing you see on Google, you must have known about it when you bought the business?
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Old 12 July 2012, 05:42   #157
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Me thinks there is a minimum of another 5 years of potential in this thread now.....
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Old 12 July 2012, 05:43   #158
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Thanks to your comments, whenever somebody Googles "Lulworth RIB Rides" this thread is the first thing to appear. Obviously not very good publicity which could now affect our new business. I wish you had spoke to the previous owner and got the facts before using the word "Cowboy." For the record, although he isn't a very nice man, from what we know he was doing everything by the book and in accordance with the MCA.

Makes me think you are not a very nice person either to bad mouth someones business for no reason.
I couldn't agree more.

Rib Dot Net is full of traffic warden types tut tutting away if something doesn't meet their petty minded approval.

I was pleased to expose and challenge this attidude towards the beginning of this long thread. I stood up and supported the Lulworth Cove business.

A number of forum members were made to look very petty indeed. One even went so far as reporting the operation to the MCA. What an appalling sneak.

Good luck in your new business. Be warned though, if you spot any nerdy looking people with clipboards hiding behind trees and spying on you, rest assured that they are looking for any faults in your operation that they can post here and feel important and good about themselves.
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