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Old 07 August 2007, 15:30   #1
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RIB Gathering, Marblehead, MA - Saturday 18 August 2007

RIBCRAFT is hosting a RIB Rendez-Vous for any interested RIB owners next Saturday, August 18th. We'll be meeting Saturday morning in Marblehead Harbor and then heading to George's Island in Boston Harbor for a picnic.

There's no need to own a RIBCRAFT, all you need to do is own a RIB and bring it along. It will just be fun to have a large gathering of RIBs descend on Boston Harbor.

Let us know if you're interested in showing off your RIB, joining in for a great day on the water and having a free lunch. mvelluto@ribcraftusa.com
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Old 07 August 2007, 18:21   #2
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I was wondering when someone would put this together, I am very interested and see no reason why I wont be able to make it, by the way, whats for lunch???
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Old 08 August 2007, 09:50   #3
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Glad you're interested! Yes, it's taken a little while to find a date, but hopefully the weather in August will cooperate more than the last attempt in June.
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Old 08 August 2007, 16:59   #4
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Matthew, I noticed this on the blog a week or so ago, but just haven't had the chance to contact you. I'm glad you posted it here too. I've been a bit busy, getting into the home stretch of my wife's Paralympic campaign. One year from today is the Open Ceremonies of the Olympics. Only 56 days until the start of the Trials to see who goes The real craziness commences on Monday the 20th when it's nearly back to back regattas & practice until the Trials.

Remarkably, it appears I'm free that weekend, and I'll be able to be there with my Searider. Where's the meeting point? Time?
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Old 09 August 2007, 15:12   #5
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I'm in too. Will call you early next week. Sounds like fun!
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Old 13 August 2007, 11:18   #6
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Dan and all - We'll be meeting at 10:00am at Tucker's Wharf in Marblehead. I'll post some more details later this week. Glad you'll be able to make it.
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Old 18 August 2007, 17:18   #7
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A good time. That was the hardest, fastest, longest I've run my rib. Got to meet Ribfan and MtStPiper, along with a bunch of Ribcraft folks. 10 boats altogether. Seeing 5 of us lined up side by side as we departed Marblehead made me think of "Apocolypse Now". It was cool

A bit rough and wet on the way down, 20-25 knots and 3-4 foot seas. A bit much for the 2 old boy! I had a great time on the way home after dropping off the wife and kids to take the bus home

Thanks to Ribcraft for organizing and providing the lunch! The 585 with the diesel I/O was pretty damned cool.
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Old 18 August 2007, 17:39   #8
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Sounds like you had a good day. Can't wait to see the pics



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The 585 with the diesel I/O was pretty damned cool.
Would love to see some pics of that
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Im sorry I missed the ride, I was a support boat for the boston light 8 mile swim. It was very rough even in between the islands> Spent 5 hours following a great guy from San Fransisco. I learned a very importain lesson, An avon searider is a very wet ride in chop when you are going only 1 mile an hour. Wind was blowing me everywhere and I am now covered in salt. Once I could get some speed though the boat handled great. We passed long Island, Specticle Island and thompsons Island> Did not see many ribs though. I was looking for a flotilla of them from marblehead................

DC tucker, I will work on getting together with you once you are in Newport for a quick ride, Ill contact you soon
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Old 18 August 2007, 17:45   #10
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Awesome

dc and Ribfan,

Definitely agree! Great to see dc again and also meet Ribfan. Sorry I couldn't stay for the entire trip. That Searider is a missile! Very impressive how it cuts through the chop. I spent half the time in the air in my Rib

I'm hoping someone took photos. I had hoped to, but was hanging on for dear life trying to keep up with the bigger boats. What we really needed was a helicopter shot when we were all blasting down past Tinkers.

Hats of to Ribcraft for putting together a great trip.
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