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Old 17 July 2010, 06:39   #1
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Proposed New Magazine

Practical Rib User.

A proposal for a new quarterly magazine dedicated the real work Rib user.

Hi guys and girls. I have been on the site for a while and have greatly benefited form the forum posts offering some very sound and concise advice and some very funny rants and opinions.

A post I was perusing yesterday cough my eye. The question of which mag is better, Rib International or Sport Boat and Rib. The general comments were that both were good in their own right but not really directed to market who actually had and used small boats. They are very glossy and shinny and full of some very expensive new boats that in the current economic market are frankly out of reach to most of us boaters. A lot of us and have boats, that in car terms would be classes as classics. We drive Seariders over twenty years old. We take on re-build projects on boats any normal person would confine to the funeral pyre in the corner of the boatyard. Some of use cant afford the prices of the most fantastic new equipment and shinny new toys. Improvised kit and repairing old and damaged items to some on here is the norm. The ethos on Rib.Net is about getting out and enjoying the water in a safe and practical manner. Its not all about one-up-man-ship and showing off your latest 38ft Sunseaker in the Marina.

With the input of those on this site and my own personal interest in boating I am proposing to fill the gap. It has been stated that its alright producing a mag that is geared to Ribers but most of the information is already on hand through sites such as this. I would counter this by suggesting that most of us don't have the internet on our boats, in our cars or that matter in the loo.... practical information and stories on hand whenever you want it without the need to be tied to the computer. I would. it's the same reason that we still buy PBO and Rib International. The internet is fine but will it ever truly replace printed words??.

So here goes, A magazine dedicated to Ribs and Ribing. Features and articles on all aspects of getting, owning and using a Rib. purchasing advice and accounts form those who have recently purchased or upgrading. Advice on repairing, from the puncture to the full re-build. Training and safety advice with input form those who conduct training and the RNLI and others who clear up the mess when it all goes wrong. Trailing and the best places to launch, with articles from people who have actually used the slips and marinas and can offer the practical advice will all need, like when can it really be used and the location of the nearest toilet. Rib outings and cruises, clubs and organisations. articles about actually getting the boat out on the water and using it. Picture diaries from cruises and holidays. Updates on best practice and legislation. advice from those who have gone on to be commercially qualified to either use or train, the process, the pit falls and the benefits. Accounts form different types of rib users, family fun use, dive use, exploring.
The list is endless.

The above is a quick feature into my mind as to what I would want in a proper Rib magazine and therefore the kind of thing that I would seek to put into this new publication.

It will be produced personally, it will be produced on a budget. It will not be full page and glossy, it will not be pretentious. It will be fun and very interesting.

If you guys and girls think there is a market for this type of publication, comment here. I would love for this to worthwhile and to be able to not only contribute but to allow for the wealth of advice and information available to be accessible in a magazine format for easy reading.


Ideas and Comments please.

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Old 17 July 2010, 07:06   #2
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I'd happily buy it if its more of a PBO type RIB mag.
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Old 17 July 2010, 07:12   #3
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Old 17 July 2010, 08:09   #8
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Practical Rib User.

So here goes, A magazine dedicated to Ribs and Ribing. Features and articles on all aspects of getting, owning and using a Rib. purchasing advice and accounts form those who have recently purchased or upgrading. Advice on repairing, from the puncture to the full re-build. Training and safety advice with input form those who conduct training and the RNLI and others who clear up the mess when it all goes wrong. Trailing and the best places to launch, with articles from people who have actually used the slips and marinas and can offer the practical advice will all need, like when can it really be used and the location of the nearest toilet. Rib outings and cruises, clubs and organisations. articles about actually getting the boat out on the water and using it. Picture diaries from cruises and holidays. Updates on best practice and legislation. advice from those who have gone on to be commercially qualified to either use or train, the process, the pit falls and the benefits. Accounts form different types of rib users, family fun use, dive use, exploring.
The list is endless.


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I would jump at the chance to buy a mag that covered this. The 'net is an incredible thing but nothing beats sitting down, feet up with a beer and a glossy mag in your hands.
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Great idea and I think you will get plenty of support from all the ribnetters.

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Old 17 July 2010, 08:30   #10
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