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Old 11 October 2018, 05:42   #1
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I am looking to expand the group of 10 or so who come out in my rib on an irregular basis during the year. The boat is based at Haven Quay in Lymington. We typically go out about 10am and explore parts of the Spent or beyond, have a pub lunch and sometimes tea at Yarmouth. If weather is bad we cancel and if we don't like what we see at the mouth of the Lymington river we may just go to Yarmouth for lunch! This is emphatically not a fast blast over the waves! We try to save people's backs. Ages typically late 40s to 70s. We go at the speed of the "slowest".

Any ideas of how to find new buddies? Web sites? Anyone interested in joining us one off or more often?
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Old 11 October 2018, 05:56   #2
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I am looking to expand the group of 10 or so who come out in my rib on an irregular basis during the year. The boat is based at Haven Quay in Lymington. We typically go out about 10am and explore parts of the Spent or beyond, have a pub lunch and sometimes tea at Yarmouth. If weather is bad we cancel and if we don't like what we see at the mouth of the Lymington river we may just go to Yarmouth for lunch! This is emphatically not a fast blast over the waves! We try to save people's backs. Ages typically late 40s to 70s. We go at the speed of the "slowest".

Any ideas of how to find new buddies? Web sites? Anyone interested in joining us one off or more often?


I take it you’ve sorted out your differences with the MCA?
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Old 11 October 2018, 12:59   #3
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Any ideas of how to find new buddies? Web sites? Anyone interested in joining us one off or more often?

Lymington Rumor Control Facebook group. Although I may have seen you post on there already if you're the same person offering RIB rides/company/trips out.
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Lymington Rumor Control Facebook group. Although I may have seen you post on there already if you're the same person offering RIB rides/company/trips out.
For sure!....THAT sounds JUST like our Pikey!
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Eh? Lost me there Matt
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Why not post in cruising section if you have spare seats on a trip and go from there.
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Anyone else confused by this post, im not sure if this is a simple looking for friends to join various trips post or looking for paying customers. Where is 'spent' never heard of that area before ? and whats the referrence to the MCA ?
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I suspect Spent should have been Solent as he is marked as Lymington.

If brucehawsker the same person I think he is, he likes to go out in his boat and invite people along who just want to go out, any members of the public who are free and want to experience going out on the waves. From memory he asks for a contribution to petrol but doesn't charge. Just a way to get some company, reduce fuel bills and meet new people I think, nothing more sinister than that.
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.....and whats the referrence to the MCA ?

Keep up

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I am trying my best not to fall foul of MCA. Hence my NOT ever posting on a public group such Lymington Rumour Control ever again!!! I am keen to comply with any of the rules - just as BigE has said. If people want to contribute to fuel costs as mates, that is fine. But it is not a condition nor are any prices (nor itineraries) fixed beforehand. I regard RibNet as NOT being a public forum and hence I am not breaking rules by asking people for advice as to how to widen my circle of buddies.

Would I however be breaking the rules do you think if i posted in the Cruising section?

Yes its Solent....

And yes, I have had good constructive meetings with MCA. Think things are fine there now, thanks for the interest.
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