I had a great day out!
Met up with Jimbo, Tim M and half of Portsmouth Uni it seemed (makes you feel really old).
Started off with welcoming home Sir Robin knox Johnson from his round the world sailing adventure. Thought I'd get my ugly mug on the TV, must have broken the camera though, they used earlier footage shot off Cowes.
Saw loads of friends and even met a few people from RIBnet that I've never met before (thanks for the ride DM + GED).
The only gripes I had was that my local Outboard Marine Dealer was too busy selling his RIBs to give me any time other than shaking my hand and telling me twice he'd be two mins and I waisted 20 mins trying to talk with him. The second gripe is that I wasn't there long enough and wished I'd stayed overnight.
I bought (I think) some Radio gear from one of the sellers, thanks Dave from Boat Care and Jon Brooks, hope the radio gear is better than Silva
Saw some familier faces and had a demo of a Evinrude 150 Etec. I had a chat with the guy helming and thought he looked like some one I knew....It was David Manning and the other guy aboard was GED
the small incestuos world of RIBnet never ceases to amaze me.
I helmed back to Portsmouth in Tims Solent 7.1 "Evolution" and was a much more comfortable ride back home
you just need to go flat out