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Old 05 December 2008, 10:41   #41
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reinforcing the idea that the club is not really for small (e.g. 4-5m) boats.
if you are in a big rib you are probably right - what does 50 quid buy you - an hour or maybe two of fuel, a week's storage in the marina/dry stack. But if you are a small ribber boating on a budget - 50 quid is probably a whole weekend's fuel, or 2-3 months+ storage etc. Or 2.5 years of RIBnet supporter status.... or you can chose to benefit from rib net FOC, and achieve many of the same benefits! ... or 30 months subscription to RIB international... or 18 months membership of the RYA.
You know some people get short man Syndrome do you think you could get short boat Syndrome ?

You can not knock people for giving there time for free.
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Old 05 December 2008, 10:57   #42
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[QUOTE=Chris;274000] I have just joined, the reason.... I want to go on longer well organised cruises next year now that I have forked out for a larger boat.


I find that having a couple of mates with ribs (preferably Ospreys. ) is a decent way to plan trips. As for well organised?
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Old 05 December 2008, 12:26   #43
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Thats the most sensible post to date re BIBOA and bang on the money, exactly how my last 2 years have gone. Look forward to seeing you on some of the trips next year. You could drag that wave jumping madman along, we can always syphon off some fuel mid channel to keep him flying.

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Seconded.

Similar conversations were being had back in 2001 when, largely because JK urged me to and I'm a sucker, I got involved as Cruising Coordinator. As I said earlier nothing changes. BIBOA is what it is. I've found even the big boat folks welcoming to all but others haven't had such experience. The continued growth of rib.net has provided an alternate forum to organise cruises and events. So something for everyone then. Be happy!
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Old 05 December 2008, 12:35   #44
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I think your just looking for an argument to be honest.

As your so against BIBOA Probably better if you dont join.
i am not arguing... i am expressing a viewpoint... some other people share that view, some don't - but lets not try to stiffle discussion by saying that everyone with a different view from yours is arguing for the sake of things... ...and as I have already said I have no objection to BIBOA - but if thats the welcome I'll get - I'll keep my 50 quid!
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You know some people get short man Syndrome do you think you could get short boat Syndrome ?
maybe - but I think its more like cars - the bigger the car the less endowed the owner ;-)
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Who's knocking anyone for giving their time for free? I have no gripe with people who are giving up their time to organise stuff for others. But if you are focussing on big boats - stop kidding yourselves on that you are representing all rib owners, and don't be defensive when someone makes observations about their perception of the organisation.
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Old 05 December 2008, 13:05   #46
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To be fair to all concerned, a round britain cruise for Ribs under 7.5 mt
let say 5.5mt ribs would be hard not impossable though.
ive done all the rough stuff even went for a day trip to Cherbourgh in
a 5.6 Avon having to refuel mid chanel is no joke in a 5ft swell,so its just being practal how many more times would a 5/ 6 mt rib need to stop and refuel
BIBOA is not perfect and it is a crusing club for bigger ribs.
But all are welcome and in the bigger picture 50 for membership is not that much compaired to a play station game.
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Old 07 December 2008, 05:38   #47
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as BIBOA is the RYA recognised UK authority on RIBs.
Well you learn something new everyday.

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To be fair to all concerned, a round britain cruise for Ribs under 7.5 mt
let say 5.5mt ribs would be hard not impossable though.
ive done all the rough stuff even went for a day trip to Cherbourgh in
a 5.6 Avon having to refuel mid chanel is no joke in a 5ft swell,so its just being practal how many more times would a 5/ 6 mt rib need to stop and refuel
BIBOA is not perfect and it is a crusing club for bigger ribs.
But all are welcome and in the bigger picture 50 for membership is not that much compaired to a play station game.
RB4 anyone...?
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Just what I was thinking!
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RB4 anyone...?
Nos you could organise it at the same time as the big boat one - and see who gets home first/in one piece!
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