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Old 04 June 2005, 18:12   #1
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Had a good day at RIBEX today. I ended up going over on the Red Jet in the end, but made up for it by getting wet later on! Ten quid for the return ferry and show ticket seems very reasonable to me.

Good to meet up with some old friends and put some new faces to names. Louise was doing stalwart work on the BIBOA stand, drumming up interest by giving free samples of the latest RIBlines magazine (it's a rather good read actually -- really enjoyed Bruce's article!).

There was a really good range of boats on show, with plenty of choice for anyone wanting to have a demo. I tried the new Arctic Blue 27 (stepped hull, good ride, very well finished), the Parker 700 with a Verado 225 (really good ride but could do with some bow ballast -- made me grin a lot!), the RIB-X 640 (nothing like as bad as some people would have you believe), and the Ribcraft 585 (lovely ride, feels like a much bigger boat).

The stars of the show were undoubtedly the Pascoe superyacht tenders though. Two 10 metre RIBS, one open, one with a cabin -- both destined to be tenders for the same boat! Beautiful to look at, superbly made with fanatical attention to detail. Also ludicrously expensive. I've put some pictures in the gallery.

After such a good say it was a bit disappointing to have my after-show drink with some of the exhibitors curtailed when I was asked to leave. 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!

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Old 04 June 2005, 18:22   #2
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After such a good say it was a bit disappointing to have my after-show drink with some of the exhibitors curtailed when I was asked to leave. 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!
That seems a tad harsh, but oh well, just adds to an ever growing opinion...

Show sounds great, really disappointed I missed it, hope everyone had a wicked time!
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After such a good say it was a bit disappointing to have my after-show drink with some of the exhibitors curtailed when I was asked to leave. 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!

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Presumably he refunded your RIBEX entry fee at that point?
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Strange comment....... in one breath you praise the guy for a superb show but in the other knock him for drinking the booze dedicated to those exhibitors who paid good money to attend and supported him ?

Why should you be made an exception? Perhaps you would like to share the FTP codes for Ribnet with us for a day or two? I know we have nothing to do with the site but after all I could give the info to Hugo for a day or so to make updates..................he could even replace Louise



As you say its your site but if you felt that bad why mention it in the first place.......the guys alright and at least does his bit for ribbing


Had a good day at RIBEX today. I ended up going over on the Red Jet in the end, but made up for it by getting wet later on! Ten quid for the return ferry and show ticket seems very reasonable to me.

After such a good say it was a bit disappointing to have my after-show drink with some of the exhibitors curtailed when I was asked to leave. Hugo Montgomery Swan took me to one side and explained in no uncertain terms that I wasn't welcome.
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Old 05 June 2005, 02:57   #5
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Have you been drinking?

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Oh dear! Some things never change, do they!
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Old 05 June 2005, 05:48   #7
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Perhaps you would like to share the FTP codes for Ribnet with us for a day or two? I know we have nothing to do with the site but after all I could give the info to Hugo for a day or so to make updates..................
What an odd anaology. You don't need any FTP codes to update RIBnet, just register and post.

Despite the fact that you have earned the rare distinction of being banned from RIBnet for repeated abusive posts (under your original user name of David B) I turned a blind eye to you re-registering under a different name. Looks like that may have been a mistake!

Oh, and for your information, I paid for my beer

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the RIB-X 640 (nothing like as bad as some people would have you believe)
Well, well, well .......... did someone see the light at the end of the tunnel???
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Old 05 June 2005, 07:15   #9
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I went across on the Jet as well, about 1.30ish.. the wait for tickets to the Jet was about 20 minutes so I missed one Red Jet. They had also run out of Ribex tickets so they gave me a reduced fare.

By the way that ribcraft 585 was a great ride.

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Well, well, well .......... did someone see the light at the end of the tunnel???
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!
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