Was really great to meet those of you that I did.
Firstly a huge thank you to Kevin and Peter.
For those of you that don't know I ask Kevin if he could find a couple of seats on the round the island run.
They were for Mark Thredgold and his guide.
Peter offered the space and took the guy's round.
Not only that but let Mark loose at the control's.
He was made up and did not stop talking about it.
Especially as he got to take the bout out of the marina!
Thank you both.
Form our point of veiw, although there were not huge numbers visiting it was a good show.
As they say its not the quantity but the quality!
There were no "tyre kickers" that we spoke to.
People either had a genuine enquiry or were looking to buy.
I agree there needed to be more trade stand, more to buy for you guy's.
The on water display's were great with what they had to play with.
I was very involved with 2 of them, Mark Thredgolds and the Army display.
I hope you all caught Mark's, I think it was well worth watching, just to show what you can do with a disabilty with the right frame of mind and the right people helping.
As for the Army display, we know it had a few floors but was the best we could do with the constraints laid upon us.
We are alway's looking for new idea's so feel free to mail me any.
As someone said it is very easy to pass judgement as a spectator but these kinds of events are a nightmare to setup and run.
I do think that Ribex do need to do something to keep the show alive.
We here have been a huge supporter of the event, this year and before.
There is good competition for this show from others.
It is not good when some of the big names in the industry say they are not showing.
As for Rib's, my fav of those I took out has to be the 6.5m twin 90 Redbay.
was a pleasure to drive.
Of those I went out in it was the one from JBT marine, very fast, very stable.
All IMHO and I am no expert!
Oh and a big thank you to the guy from Suzuki Marine for loosing, from one of the Humber's, my flashing blue light!!! it had stayed on all weekend and was fixed fast so god alone only knows what he did to make it come off!!!!
From my point of view a good weekend.