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Old 27 September 2004, 16:14   #21
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Steve, sorry to hear about all that crap. I would be p*ssed if I was in your position! Make sure you get your money back at the very least.

Ribald, we saw you cruise past outside Bembridge on sat. Ray and I were waiting in Bonza (6.5m yellow ring) and we exchanged a wave. I was out with you on the cowes classic day when Kevin launched you off the side of your RIB!

I had a great day too. Thanks everyone. Especially Ray who is a LEGEND . We managed to get a new top speed we think...55mph or there abouts and that was in a chop without trimming right out! Ray was driving at this point and I couldn't see anything! The rain was like needles, I could only just get one eye open to look at the speedo!

When we got back to Bembridge at 6:30 (low tide was at 2:20 so we thought we would easily be ok...something funny about those bembridge tides) there was not a lot of water. We hit the bottom coming in (doh) because all the channel boys seemed to be in the wrong place! One was even high and dry on the spit by about a metre! We then spent the next hour and a half (in the rain) punting the RIB across the mud edging frustratingly slowing towards the pontoon! Talk about 2 men in a boat, it must have looked quite funny from a passing car!

The tide would come in a little and we would edge a few inches forward (the pontoon was only a short stone throw away!). In between edging we would sit and have a chat. At one point I stuck my paddle in the mud, and turned around 2 minutes later to find it was well out of arms reach! aaaaaaaarrrrrggg! We punted and paddled until we got to the pontoon just before 8 I think (by which time it was dark!).

Great to meet you all and put faces to names (RIBnetters never look like you would expect..always a lot older hehehe!). My pics weren't great, not a nice day for it. I will post em anyway soon though.


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Old 06 October 2004, 13:29   #22
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Update?

Steve,

How are you getting on with trying to get a refund from the charter company? Any progress to report?
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Old 11 October 2004, 02:55   #23
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Hi Everyone, Hope your all OK!

Just a quick update to let people know what's going on really - If anyone's interested

The charter company are now being prosecuted and i have been asked to fill in a witness statement, I am the only witness that they have, so i hope i have done a good enough and he will plead guilty. If he dose not plead guilty then i will have a trip to Southampton and will have to appear in court. Still not had any luck with a refund, but i am still holding out for one.

On the up side, got quite a good refund from Virgin for the delayed train
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Old 11 October 2004, 02:59   #24
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Hope it gets sorted soon. It has certainly caused you a lot of grief.


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Best of luck with it Steve. Hope you get your refund in the end.
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Thanks for all your support.

Iím more bothered about getting the cowboys shut down.
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Hi Everyone,

Seems to be trading under a new name....

From: Rups@atlantic-web.com [mailto:rups@atlantic-web.com]
Sent: 28 December 2004 19:24
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Stephen,

As someone who enjoyed our rib events last year I would just like to mention this years developments. We have become the London Offshore Powerboat Club which is an RYA affiliated institution which has a number of boats on the hamble for its members to use.

for more details of the seasons up and coming events please goto:

www.london-offshore.com

best wishes

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I have had a complaint from Atlantic Web that a couple of posts in this thread were offensive and in their view libellous.

I don't believe that they were in fact libellous, but they weren't as constructive as they might have been. As the wording that caused offence didn't actually contribute much to the story I have edited the posts concerned, having discussed the matter with the authors.

As a general note throughout the forums, please try to keep any criticism calm and polite (as indeed Steve has done throughout).

I understand that the prosecution is still pending. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about it in due course.

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finally over

Just a quick update for everyone, Its been 9 months and its all finally over, but still no refund.

Went well in court - Don't want to say to much on the public forum.
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Hi Steve. Glad to hear things have gone well. Hope you get your refund soon!
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