Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 05 June 2005, 10:55   #11
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Hugo Montgomery Swan .....Who's He?
__________________

__________________
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 10:59   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
Solent Boaters Meet next Monday for a catch up Andy.

Us
__________________

__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 16:22   #13
Member
 
Country: Greece
Town: Gloucetsreshire
Boat name: GATO DI MARE
Make: MAR.CO
Length: 9m +
Engine: Yamaha 200Vmax
MMSI: 235027678
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,339
Send a message via MSN to Manos Send a message via Yahoo to Manos Send a message via Skype™ to Manos
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonny Fuller
Not sure you're refering to the right phrase there, as far as I know, there is no light at the end of that particular tunnel.
"Have you seen the light!" maybe what you're lookin for, and I don't think he has!
__________________
Manos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 16:56   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: St Davids
Boat name: 6 vessels -various
Make: Quinquari/Humber
Length: 10m +
Engine: Twin ETEC200s
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 130
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Kennett
Hugo Montgomery Swan took me to one side and explained in no uncertain terms that I wasn't welcome. But hey, it's his party and he calls the shots. You'll always be welcome on RIBnet Hugo!
JK

Suggest you ask RIBQuest why they pulled out at the eleventh plus hour.... they may have some empathy with your position.

As for us ...well after last years "treatment" ....... well, we just dont need it !!

Cheers

John
www.quinquari.co.uk
__________________
quinquarimarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 17:46   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Seemed to have missed something along the way - WHY is there this bad feeling??? Just curious!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 18:05   #16
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,318
went today to show, weather was filthy and that was the best bit about the show.. think i got overcharged by red funnel too.

spoke to a few of the bigger exhibitors who said it was a flop and most were packing up and on their way home by 3pm.

On the subject of the mag, i think it has gone downhill, it seems to get thinner and thinner in actual meat, with repeat articles just written by someone new and long waffling stories, one article sticks in my mind as after 1.5 pages the author almost admits all hes just written is wrong and in about 2 more columns he states his opinion on what he now THINKS may be the truth. I think HMS needs to do some serious damage control
__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 June 2005, 01:55   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Towcester
Boat name: TBA
Make: Delta
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki 175
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 328
Ribex

John

What I found best about Ribex was the opportunity to meet people. Put faces to names and talk to fellow enthusiasts.
Louise was doing sterling work for BIBOA - well done (and good to meet Louise and Richard)

Only the exhibitors can confirm the success or otherwise of the show. From my viewpoint it was a good opportunity to pull ribsters together - and see what was new, the weather was actually ideal for trying a new boat/hull.

I' am glad I met youself before you were ejected! Unless I have misread this - it is signal to RibNet followers to give Rib International a wide berth.

Paul
__________________
Paul Beaurain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 June 2005, 03:06   #18
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Beaurain
Unless I have misread this - it is signal to RibNet followers to give Rib International a wide berth.
Not at all. Everyone should make up their own minds about whether buying or advertising in the magazine (or visiting or exhibiting at the show) is the right thing for them.

There have been a series of discussions in the forums about the pros and cons of RIB International and RIBEX, but I have certainly never run any sort of campaign against either of them. On the other hand Hugo Montgomery Swan doesn't always do himself any favours though, as this thread amply demonstrated!

John
__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 June 2005, 04:26   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: ramsgate
Boat name: Micki Dee Bee
Make: Ribcraft Seasafari
Length: 9m +
Engine: Twin 250hp Suzuki
MMSI: 235057235
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,622
Send a message via MSN to Jon Brooks
Well I arrived late Friday evening.
Spent most of Saturday in the show.

I spoke to my customers at the show and most were saying the same thing.
They all seemed to feel Friday was a waste of time, Saturday was a little busier though.
Will be interesting to see how they feel later this week.

The big thing I noticed was the lack of on water displays.
There only seemed to be RNLI one or did I miss any others?

The hard standing area seemed to have shrunk compared to last year.

Regards
__________________
Jon Brooks VSMM. Marine Mammal Medic, PBI, SRC Assessor,PWC Instructor.
www.horizonseasafaris.co.uk
Jon Brooks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 June 2005, 04:59   #20
Trade member
 
tim griffin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newport IoW
Boat name: Amean/Pronto/Rumbo
Make: Solent Rib Princess
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200hp Etec 260x 2
MMSI: lots of them
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,859
I had a great time was not there Fri but Sat and Sun was good , the weather kept alot of people away , doing demo's on Sat was fun but very few on Sun . I think the display area worked well being more compact as opposed to last year.

Re the on the water demo's we all laughed last year at the army one . Met some great people from this forum and Kim's site as well . Simmo and son were out and about on Sat night saw Bruce as well . I also met Andre from Parker Ribs what a nice guy he is . I feel the show was well laid out ,shame some manufacturers did not show but there was plenty of ribs on show the Pascoe ribs were amazing although the girls were better last year. I hope next year the weather is better as i for one will be there.
__________________
Tim Griffin
RYA Freelance YMI power Powerboat and PWC instructor trainer vhf first aid sea survival Diesel engine radar and navigation instructor
tim griffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.