View Poll Results: Do you subscribe to RIB International, and what do you think of it?
I subscribe to RIB International and think it is okay 6 9.52%
I subscribe to RIB International and think it needs a lot of improvement 26 41.27%
I have never subscribed to RIB International 20 31.75%
I used to subscribe but cancelled my subscription 11 17.46%
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Old 06 October 2002, 04:00   #61
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Thanks for the offers of RI folks. I've got some being posted up to my house in Scotland by David Manning. Thanks for all the offers.

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Old 06 October 2002, 17:45   #62
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Recieved my copy of "The lifeboat - August" the other day (RNLI members magazine)

Interesting article about how the RNLI train their RIB crews in the Solent from their Cowes base - lots of pictures too.

Worth taking a look if you get a copy

Jools

(and no - Keith - you can't have my copy )
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Old 07 October 2002, 04:16   #63
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Worth taking a look if you get a copy
Or just read it here!

Thanks Paul

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Old 07 October 2002, 07:28   #64
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I have not had time to open mine so I had better take a look tonight

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Old 07 October 2002, 12:00   #65
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RIB International

As editor of RIB International I note with interest your current discussions on RIB International. I have always approached the matter of publishing RIB International from the standpoint of an enthusiast. My wife and I started our fascination with RIBs as owners of an Avon 3.45, hence our continued recognition and furtherance of this size of RIB within the magazine and the events we stage. As the market/industry grew, so did the size and complexity of craft and hence we are now responsible for covering all manner of RIBs from high spec commercial, FRC, record breaking, racing and a variety of cruising craft both large and small. We have to operate with a set number of pages due to costs and sometimes it really is very difficult to get the balance right. Not only that, but we tend to publish that which comes to us as current and this too is a determining factor as to what you see in RIB International. Your readers are realistic when they say we are not perfect and I understand we cannot expect to please everyone all of the time. However, be assured we have always tried to do our best. Whether such is good enough is I guess beside the point from a readers/purchasers view - but our best is what we give nonetheless.

I donít think Iím unreasonable when I say that it is easy to criticize. I have been guilty of this myself in the past Ė only to find that when Iíve tried to do better my efforts have sometimes been found somewhat wanting. I very much hope though that your readers will take the time to contact me personally either by phone or letter if they feel they can make a constructive observation or contribution. We welcome editorial from anyone who feels they can contribute in a worthy way to the pages of RIB International - the contents of which we shall always seek to improve and refine.

Collectively, we constitute a small collection of boating enthusiasts. Therefore, it would be a fine thing if we were to build up rather than to tear down that which seeks to promote the pastime we all love. When you call the office just ask for Hugo, the number is 01884 266100 or email me on rib@ribmagazine.com.
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Old 07 October 2002, 13:12   #66
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Just for info and for anyone that wants to read RI without 12 months subscription. I have just seen this months in the Cardiff W H Smiths.

I do subscribe to RI and although I agree it may be lacking in some areas for me it is worth its money.

As an avid skier I also tend to pick up magazines in this area and dispite greater competition I would not say that there was one magazine which was substancially better for skiers than RI is for Ribsters and some of the more specialised freestyle mags are substancially more expensive.

Sorry to be blunt but IMHO you have a choice if you don't like RI do not re-subscribe.

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Old 07 October 2002, 14:00   #67
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RNLI Article photos

RNLI Article

I note John's new link to the RNLI article that has just appeared in The Lifeboat. If you want to see some more photos you can see loads more at www.powerboat-training.co.uk and select RNLI Photos from the menu

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Old 07 October 2002, 16:22   #68
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Dear All

Sitting here with a glass of wine I decided to check out Ribnet to see if there is any interesting new threads. I sat in complete shock whilst I read your "RIB International" poll vote and all the comments.

As the Advertising Manager for RIB International I cannot believe how some people can say "you only get editorial if you advertise". This is completely untrue and I feel hurt that you supposedly RIB loving people could be so mean. I personally worked night and day for 6 months for all you RIB people out there to enjoy a challenge around Ireland whilst raising money for the RNLI and so I cannot believe your attitudes.

I have never said to someone that "if they advertise they will get editorial".

When I joined RIB International and went to boat shows/RIBEX I always understood the RIB community to be "one" and thought everyone to be friendly and certainly glad that RIB International was there. If you have critiscms about RIB International why not tell us directly instead of giving us what feels like a huge stab in the back. We are there for the RIB community.

Comments about the supply of the Round Ireland land support vehicle are completely unjustified.

As Hugo has said earlier in this thread we are open to critiscm and we are big enough and ugly enough to take it. Be adults and grow up. Let RIB International know your thoughts!

LONG LIVE RIB INTERNATIONAL AND IF YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM...LET US AT RIB INTERNATIONAL KNOW.

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Old 08 October 2002, 02:18   #69
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Keep an eye on the post. My article and photos should be with you within the next 4 weeks. Will you consider an article on SIBs? I'm sure that not all of your readers can afford to run large RIBs and would be interested in an economical alternative.

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Old 08 October 2002, 03:54   #70
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Hear, hear

Well said Hugo and Jo Kemp!
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