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Old 13 October 2003, 17:01   #21
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Cowes would be good if the organisers could organise moorings nearby for visiting Ribs
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Old 13 October 2003, 17:06   #22
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I agree with GaryGee on this one. It's great for you lot down south but for some of us it's a drag to get the coast and then have to ferry further still. Certainly bringing the boat down then secure parking for trailor and car and then the trip back up north would waste a great deal of the time during a weekend or time booked off work.
Has there ever been suggested a ribex or similar at an inland venue such as a large lake where ribs can still be demonstrated and you could get more space for onshore traders rather than at a quayside etc.
This would potentially move the venue to a more convinient position for a lot of people.
Just a thought.
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No room for the fridge... you'll find out why on the "equipment required" thread in a minute!
We did test a new cool-bag though this summer and it was great... cold cans (only coke as I get terrible dehydration if I drink beer in the sun!) all day long.

Yes - I'll probably be there. Only problem I have with Cowes is it's reputation for "RIB carnage":
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Cowes has to be one of the unfriendliest harbours in the world.
It is full idiots who have just got into boating and have very little idea how to moor up let alone handle the boat....Cowes, you can keep it...
Lymington town pretty bad as well, but Yarmouth I.O.W. my favorite at the moment, despite a very unfriendly yottie who nearly punctured my tubes with his CQR anchor mounted on the bow. Words were said and he went elsewhere.
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Old 13 October 2003, 17:13   #24
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I have only one rule about arguments - only get into one if I'm definitely going to win!

Hey, I've just thought - did you guys pay the Yarmouth Harbourmaster for our stay?
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yep

Kathleens best mate now
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Thanks for that.

They are great guys there at Yarmouth.
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...it's a drag to get the coast and then have to ferry further still. Certainly bringing the boat down then secure parking for trailor and car and then the trip back up north would waste a great deal of the time during a weekend or time booked off work.
So catch a lift with Myself of one of the closer RIBnet people on our RIB's!

Not in the spirit of what you are saying i know, but a thought never-the-less.
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secure parking for trailer and car...
Can always be found - we're actually quite hospitable down here!

Of course, you know that you should really just move down south. It's just as much fun, but without the rain!
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Originally posted by Alan Priddy
Cowes has to be one of the unfriendliest harbours in the world.
It is full idiots who have just got into boating and have very little idea how to moor up let alone handle the boat....Cowes, you can keep it...

Now Now Alan, just cause they wouldn't let you into North Basin during the Powerboat weekend!!
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