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Old 11 May 2012, 10:05   #1
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Powerboat & Rib Show - Today

Just got back from a quick visit to the show or should I say what I could find of a show. A few Ribs and a couple of hard boats. And a few stalls. Even being a free entry show I felt it was a waste of time driving to Portsmouth. Not as busy as Cowes past few years and different vibe. I did have a chat and a look at a new Artic Blue Rib which looked very cool indeed. Apart from that very dissapointed.
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Old 11 May 2012, 11:25   #2
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I'm gazing out of my office window at it and I agree. Went for a wander at lunch time. Maybe it will pick up tomorrow? A few of the big boys missing that I was expecting to see. Nice if you need to do some shopping anyway and aren't too far away I guess.
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My Missus will be pleased for tomorrow then. She thought she was being lumbered with the kids around Gunwharf shopping, whilst I spent hours and hours looking over and possibly trying out some eye candy
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Just got back from a quick visit to the show or should I say what I could find of a show. A few Ribs and a couple of hard boats. And a few stalls. Even being a free entry show I felt it was a waste of time driving to Portsmouth. Not as busy as Cowes past few years and different vibe. I did have a chat and a look at a new Artic Blue Rib which looked very cool indeed. Apart from that very dissapointed.
Glad I didn't bother today then......
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Looks like not sepnding 1200 on a stand was the right move then.
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Old 11 May 2012, 11:44   #6
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Sorry that last one was a bit small. Nice Destroyer in the back ground though...
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If I had known I would have come up and said hello and probably got thrown out. Yes quiet but to be fair this was always the same on Friday start days. The layout is a little off putting as RIBs easy on water but the stands are very spaced out all the way from the water side up to the road way and also in the centre so you dont see it all together. I think weekend weather will help those who are at show.
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