As a Portsmouth born and breed person and very proud of our new development and its overall concept, I would suggest that RIBEX is only going there for one of two reasons.
1/ They are being paid to go there and hope to rip the public off by charging them to walk down a public gang plank
2/ They do not have to pay to be there and will still rip the public off for walking down the public gang plank!
Either way Hugo has definatly shown his colours this time by saying bollocks to the trade who have supported him from the start!
Chris, dont be upset, we are still promoting your product where ever we go. Perhaps now is the time for a take over bid?
I have a plan
How about RIBNET hold a rib show that is free to everyone who wants to come along? Lets say new boats on the water,dealers on the land and a second hand boat market, coupled with a good knees up and get together on the Saturday night.
Location? There better places than Portsmouth to hold it.
Brighton? Weymouth? Poole? or Cardiff has everything that is required and I know they would love to have us.
Let me have your thoughts, I am sure that between us we could put it together. Keith, are you up for it?