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Old 18 September 2001, 04:24   #1
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Rib International

Having been to the Southampton Boat Show and seen the October edition of RIB International I was a bit put out to find that the editor (who is supposed to be impartial and represent the Rib World) has not put anything at all about our latest Trans- Atlantic trip. For those of you that want to read about this World record breaking trip it can be found on .......... http://www.spirit-of-cardiff.com/project/atlantic.htm

And it will not cost you a penny !!!

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Well if you will make negative comment about RB4 what do you expect?!
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I thought an editor of a magazine was supposed to represent it's readers and what they want,I suppose that I might be wrong?
Perhaps this is a reason that this forum is so popular?
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I think the editor of RIB Int represents the views of the editor of RIB int. If you don't share his view of the RIB world then don't expect to get publicity! Sad but true.

BTW you should hear then backers of Hotribs.com on the subject of NOT being allowed to advertise in RIB Int or attend RIBEX!

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Why should Hugo Montgomery-Swan be impartial? RIB International is his publication, and he can do what he likes with it. He's under no obligation to cover any story he doesn't want to, or to accept advertising from anyone he doesn't like.

Whether that is good business practice, or makes for a magazine worth reading, is another matter entirely though.

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Same taste

Same bitter taste every where in the world in many activities. Some years ago I was very much involved in R/C modeling. The kind of behavior Alan P described, made me run away from the sport.
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"Why should Hugo Montgomery-Swan be impartial? RIB International is his publication, and he can do what he likes with it. He's under no obligation to cover any story he doesn't want to, or to accept advertising from anyone he doesn't like. "

And as a consumer I can choose not to buy Rib International. (& to a large extent do!)
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Just got the October issue. Looks like we'll have to wait until the December edition before we can read "the truth" about RB5!

I also noticed that Ribtec have been omitted from the listing of commercial RIB manufacturers. Now I'm sure that this was nothing more than an oversight, but someone more cynical than me might wonder whether it might be connected to Ribtec no longer advertising in the magazine!

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Give them a chance Alan. After all it has taken 4 months for them to do an article on Ribex!

When they reported that extra tax wasn't to levied on red diesel it was nearly 6 months after Motor Boats Monthly had done so.

Maybe things move slowly in Salcombe?
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Clearly the editorial team at Rib Intl move at the speed of clotted cream.

Alan P - it is no use whinging about the lack of a story about your Atlantic Crossing as it is presumably in the system somewhere, and will appear in print shortly after your successful circumnavigation next year !

Why isn't there a feature here on Ribnet about it ? The only reference to it is the link posted on this thread by yourself.

Not even a mention in the news section, so I assume you must have upset John K as well as Hugo MS ! Can't imagine such a mild mannered and reserved chap like yourself doing that ......

See you in Ireland next weekend, weather permitting. I'll be bringing some mates.
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