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Old 01 August 2014, 15:05   #1
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Newbie Rib Purchases.

It staggers me how often new members find this site AFTER they've bought their often unsuitable ribs.

Surely the smart guy asks those that know the questions before he's parted with his cash, not after?
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Old 01 August 2014, 15:09   #2
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We have had people buy a boat, then booked a course and during the course have been violently seasick, finished the course sold the boat and lost loads.
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Old 01 August 2014, 15:15   #3
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We have had people buy a boat, then booked a course and during the course have been violently seasick, finished the course sold the boat and lost loads.
Everyone wins apart from the fool and his money.
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Know what you mean.....tsssk!
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About 8 months ago I took up 'Non-Golf' for something to do during the week. I bought my 1st set of 'Non-Golf' bats from a dealer, who offered a lot of advice specific to his stock and my budget, based on what I said I wanted.

About 3 months ago I decided my game was bloody awful. I wasn't improving and I wasn't really enjoying myself.
This time when I went to see him for a new set of 'Non-Golf' bats I went in and said:-
'I now realise that I knew nothing but had an opinion when I made the first purchase. I now know enough to know that I know nothing. What should I have?'.

As a direct result, my 'game' has improved immensely and I'm having a great time. Who'd have known they aren't called 'bats'?!
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Who'd have known they aren't called 'bats'?!
Golf Sticks I believe?
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Old 01 August 2014, 16:24   #7
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Everyone wins apart from the fool and his money.

Hmmm . I knew nothing about rib boats , didn't even know they were called ribs . Did a fair bit of research some of it on this site some not . Studied the market , then went and bought one without running it by anyone on this forum . I still amaze myself how stupidly impulsive I can be . Turns out it was a good buy but only 50% research


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Old 01 August 2014, 16:32   #8
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Golf Sticks I believe?
No, no nononononoooo. It's 'Non-Golf' and I think the term might be 'paddles'?
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Stevedonna well done ....you only live once ....and if I don't spend it my kids will.
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No, no nononononoooo. It's 'Non-Golf' and I think the term might be 'paddles'?
Actually I think that you'll find that "Cue" is the correct term.
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Are you sure? I had an inkling it might be 'sticks'.
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Well, this is my first post on here, long after I've bought a RIB and even worse, I appear to have the most hated RIB on the board, an Avon Supersport S5.45.

I don't know how I'll be able to hold my head up high on here...
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Old 04 August 2014, 12:33   #13
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Just change your member details to Osprey, you will be part of the brotherhood then...

The initiation ceremony is a little bit harsh...
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The initiation ceremony is a little bit harsh...
What scares me is what search term did you enter into google to generate an image like that?

Or was it from the family album - first day at boarding school perhaps?
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Or was it from the family album - first day at boarding school perhaps?
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The initiation ceremony is a little bit harsh...
Looks like a B.S. initiation ceremony.....
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Well, this is my first post on here, long after I've bought a RIB and even worse, I appear to have the most hated RIB on the board, an Avon Supersport S5.45.

I don't know how I'll be able to hold my head up high on here...
Could be worse, 't could be a Br1g
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Could be worse, 't could be a Br1g

I do actually have a Brig as well, though it's not a RIB, it's an old wooden sailing thingy called a Winklebrig, or better known as "that Ä%#•>%*+ money sucking hole in the water."

That initiation ceremony looks pretty tame, I don't see any goats or other farmyard "friends" in the photo.
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Guilty as charged, yer honour.

Looks like an overweight, sweaty, northern Liberal (now deceased) is about to make an appearance.
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