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Old 11 May 2007, 08:47   #1
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as the weather is going to be wet/windy today and over the weekend,i guess alot of people wont be going over to the island. would it not be better to hold the show on the main land then if it does blow up people could still attend
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Since when has a little weather put any Ribnetters off, just look at the Xmas bash to Yarmouth, a full F8 into the teeth of a gale. Its those speed boat thingies I feel sorry for

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Old 11 May 2007, 09:39   #3
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as the weather is going to be wet/windy today and over the weekend,i guess alot of people wont be going over to the island. would it not be better to hold the show on the main land then if it does blow up people could still attend
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Since when has a little weather put any Ribnetters off, just look at the Xmas bash to Yarmouth, a full F8 into the teeth of a gale. Its those speed boat thingies I feel sorry for

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Was that the trip when it rained like mad?
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We made it and had a fabulous time. (me from Alderney, Charles from Jersey, James from Belfast, Ollie from Newcastle, the KNRM team from Holland ...........I could go on but I wont).

Anyway, isnt ribbing about getting wet?
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Anyway, isnt ribbing about getting wet?

A RIB is certainly for those lumpy days. Trouble is a lot of RIB owners, and I don't de-cry them because they are happy with what they do, waste the potential of the craft they skipper. Only thing I say on a rough day is set your sights lower with regards distance and go slower. It certainly gives you a buzz when you been in some big waves.
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Old 13 May 2007, 17:31   #8
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Went over today (Sunday) quite rough on the way over and very quiet once we got there however found most of the stands friendly enough, Went out on a....

Caesar 850 - nice, need to win lottery first

Ballistic - not great too much weight at the back as the seating is so far back salesman was a bit of a nobber as well.

Zeplin 6.1 - V Nice handled the rough stuff really well and and well put together (apart from where the tubes joined the transom looked a bit sketchy to me)

Avon 5.85 - Looked really well set up, liked the seating arrangement and the quality however lots of money.

BRP had made a real effort and had a great stand, I think the organisers are seriously limiting the event by having it in Cowes, especially if the weather is crap.

Would not bother going if I had to take the ferry over, however combined with a day in the RIB it was worth stopping in.

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At least by having it in Cowes you "filter out" those who are not hard core ribbers, meaning that those who are there are genuine potential customers....
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Old 14 May 2007, 04:17   #10
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We made it and had a fabulous time. (me from Alderney, Charles from Jersey, James from Belfast, Ollie from Newcastle, the KNRM team from Holland ...........I could go on but I wont).

Anyway, isnt ribbing about getting wet?
you must hate the summer
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