Just had an email to enlighten me to my appearance now on two live threads on RIB.net. I haven’t been this popular since I chipped a bit of gelcoat off Mr Kennet’s new RIB many years ago – but that’s another story!
Methinks one or two people are being a tad mischievous (Mr Bassboy I know exactly where you sail so I shall have retribution in my own time
! And Mr Diggler – do we know each other as you seem to know much about where I service my boats too? Feel free to PM me with your identity).
I fully agree with the need to wear a lifejacket when afloat however when walking along a pontoon and faced with a damsel in distress (Okay not a damsel but Mrs G) i leapt into the RIB to save her and got photographed in the process.
In all seriousness it is a fair point and one that is easy to overlook when doing photos for a magazine. I was tied up to the pontoon and the boat was going nowhere but it is not easy to tell that from the photos. After all often perception and image are more important than the facts and there is a need to always create the right impression.
Hope this clears things up.