Originally Posted by ian parkes
were the racing folk at Salcombe appealing for local rib owners to help as safety cover , like they did in plymouth last year ?? I seem to remember lots of the teams using ribs to get about setting up the course etc . Wonder why they did that , surely red speed boats would have been far better with Viagra dispensers fitted to every seat
As someone who did ask a few people to help with safety cover I would like to say that although RIBs are very good at being safety and marshal boats so are hard boats, so I asked everyone I knew with a boat! The only people I didn't ask were people who thought they were better than everyone else.
As an advertiser here, a manufacturer of RIBs and hardboats (for those of you who don't know we make Phantom 19's under licence), a member of both Boatmad and Ribnet, as well as a RIB racer (with sit down seats and a cockpit) I can't believe the amount of we're better than you stuff spouted on this thread - why can't everyone just admit that sometimes their favoured boat isn't the best at something!
Rant over! (At least I think that was a rant not a hissy fit