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Old 20 September 2013, 14:01   #41
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I've been thinking about sorting out some proper professional boat tests for a few years now. We could do it well, but it wouldn't be cheap and I haven't worked out how to make it pay its way. If anyone has any bright ideas feel free to pitch in!
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Old 20 September 2013, 14:20   #42
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I think the only thing we don't get on Rib.net is an analytical "professional" evaluation of bot trials - yes I know some would say you don't get those in printed press either.

How about a new forum on here - maybe with a standard evaluation report where ribnetters could submit their reviews of tested boats. alternatively a number us could claim to me maritime journalists and spends days burning manufacturer's petrol then write up a standard evaluation - it seems to work for some a full time job.

Even more scary there could be a ribnet panel who evaluate & test new boats....nominations / dis-nominations please.
Matt h and Poly would give a certain....'Balance' to the Testing/Reveiws!
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As a boat builder, powerboat racer and journalist (ex Sportsboat mag) I reckon I might be on the list somewhere!
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Old 20 September 2013, 15:52   #45
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As a boat builder, powerboat racer and journalist (ex Sportsboat mag) I reckon I might be on the list somewhere!
I think that might be too "professional" a qualification

I like the Poly / Matt H combination
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As a boat builder, powerboat racer and journalist (ex Sportsboat mag) I reckon I might be on the list somewhere!
No reviewing for you, overqualified!!!
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alternatively a number us could claim to me maritime journalists and spends days burning manufacturer's petrol then write up a standard evaluation - it seems to work for some a full time job.

Even more scary there could be a ribnet panel who evaluate & test new boats
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Matt h and Poly would give a certain....'Balance' to the Testing/Reveiws!
Ha ha the James May and Clarkson of the rib world. Poly would provide all the stats and Matt would just want to do donuts and go wave jumping.......brilliant idea!
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