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Old 25 January 2004, 18:08   #11
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Not sure about scary but that web site is rubbish. Keep it simple and give people pictures, specs and prices.

Lee, Is the new company claiming the royalities for the name and moulds/desing shape.

You have your work cut out, there seems to be lots of other people making BMW boats.

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Old 25 January 2004, 18:15   #12
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JK - you click to logo to access the site....
It's not clickable for me (using Win98 and IE6) The only link on the page when it loads is the advert for the web design company -- which leads to a truly dreadful site!

Ho hum . . .

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Old 25 January 2004, 21:25   #13
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Still like to know the history of my RIB! The tube differs from that of Daniel's previous RIB Grayswish a little and has the words supplied by Blue Water Maritime printed on the rear and on the inside of her tubes. Would be interesting if my hull is the same design as "today’s" specimen though.

Only piece of info is that the hull might have been supplied to South Coast RIBS in and around 1995 based on the layout of the consol and seat pods.

Here's a picture of her to jog any memories.
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Old 25 January 2004, 21:28   #14
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Old 26 January 2004, 03:32   #15
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The only link on the page when it loads is the advert for the web design company -- which leads to a truly dreadful site!

Ho hum . . .

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Hey JK, I'm supposed to be the nasty one. Have you checked out Lee's occupation, I think you might be criticising his baby.

Although I would have to agree, it is a most awful site, goes well with the ribs though!

I can think of one achievement that he left off of the list!
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Old 26 January 2004, 03:58   #16
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It's OK, you han have a day off from being nasty

I hadn't noticed Lee's profile (thought he was a boat builder), so no offence meant!

Lee, tell us more about the new setup at BWM . . .

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Old 26 January 2004, 04:00   #17
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BWM, a bit more history

JK

Here is what I know or believe is to be true.
BWM used to trade from Dolphin Quay, Emsworth and then moved to Thornham Marina. During this time, the hulls were moulded by Porter Plastics. Circa 1997 BWM stopped trading, and Porter were left with the moulds and a few debts. They retained the DS21 mould ( I dont know about the others) and have used it to produce the Renagade 6500. I have the prototype, which was bought from porters by 2 friends of mine at about 1 yr. old in 1998. I have now bought one half share in said boat.
It has a good soild but heavy hull, which gives a smooth, soft ride and a really usefull length for the solent chop.
I may be seeing Mike Porter in the next day or so, and see if I can find out more.

Porter's URL is http://fp.pvss1875.plus.com/htc_host...ers/index.html
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Old 26 January 2004, 04:17   #18
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Having looked at the new BWM site I see that the sample picture of the Deep Sea 18 is me driving my new boat when it was built back in 1997!eek:
Good to see then back in production - the hull design is excellent

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Hello all and thanks for your comments

The website is by no means complete as yet and as we get the newer boats built we will be updating it and adding lots of features that take it away from a mainly boat sales site.

I will also take full responsibility for the site design and im quite will to take on board any comments or features people would like to see.

As I say the site is in its early days and there is still a lot of work to do on it but once again thank you for any constructive comments

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Thank you for all of your comments - As a few are interested in the history of BWM, I will bring you up to date.....I owned Loxton Marine with Steve Loxton, I met Paul Lemmer who was down on his luck - We did a joint venture with him - shortly after Paul wanted to bring other people (From Chichester) as the profit margin was tight the joint venture did not work. The people Paul brought in took most of Paul's profit (I do not know what this arrangement was, as this was nothing to do with us) Paul went broke the other people were claiming the rights for the BWM range, we ended up going to court - I ended up with the rights and the moulds which I had paid for. 2 years ago Steve Loxton moved to New Zealand, before he left I brought his share and retained the company. I met with an old friend of mine and we joined forces - Rod Ross-Smith, on the understanding that he ran the company - I have put all of the rights, moulds, equipment etc into the JV and Rod spent most of last year refurbishing and constructing new moulds - We are very excited about the future as the new models look great. We have re-branded and given the whole company a compleat make over and we have some exciting projects on (you will have to wait for the press, maybe Feb - early March) Our aim is to make a high quality product for the right price. If you want more info you can contact me on ... andy@ribs.ws.........Sorry about the book!!
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