Originally Posted by Nauti Buoy
thank you Mr Brooks
I did enjoy the ride your skipper gave us at the SBS. He's a top bloke, just sorry I did not get him out on the Thunderbolt. I will have to get you out on mine now and your skipper to return the favour in January.
Being totally serious for a change.
Oli is a top skipper, not many 19 year olds you could trust and let loose with a boat like that but I do.
A very mature young man on the water and has my total trust and respect.
Mind you not just mine but that of others too.
Jesus I can see a pay rise coming on
Having the boat down at the show I think worked very very.
Oli had a good number of serious chat about the boat to potential owners.
Not just to normal try a boat punters.
I understand a couple of them said "I want mine just like that"
When it went out or came in I was amazed at the amount of people on the docks just standing watching.
To be honest I ordered the boat without even trying a 9m on the water!!
Had driven lots of small Ribcrafts and also a 10.5m but never a 9!
Not just cos I have one but I have been totally blown away by the 9m.
I know of many others, fun and pro ribbers that I have taken out have said much the same thing.
A few things always come up time and time again, the great ride, comfy, the build and the stainless work!!
Oh how they love the stainless and the grunt of the powerplant.
The Suzi engines are so very quiet and the fuel usage is great to.
Give it a fist full and its like two TVR's bursting into life behind you
Someone asked me the cost the other day and I said just for the engine part I could have got two Ford Focus but hell you can't have this much fun in two Ford Focus