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Old 07 May 2010, 12:06   #1
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Ribex 2010 today

Well ! just been to this year show, thoroughly enjoyed it, and very impressed with the welcom pack for being one of the 1st 100 ribs to visit, the RYA "satchel" was worth the entry money alone ! Lots of eye candy floating in the marina, although shore based was alot smaller than I expected. All the same good value for money I thought and followed up by an excellent pub lunch at "The Folley" up the Merdina all made for a great day out ! Hope the weather stays dry for anyone else going this weekend.
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Well ! just been to this year show, thoroughly enjoyed it, and very impressed with the welcom pack for being one of the 1st 100 ribs to visit, the RYA "satchel" was worth the entry money alone ! Lots of eye candy floating in the marina, although shore based was alot smaller than I expected. All the same good value for money I thought and followed up by an excellent pub lunch at "The Folley" up the Merdina all made for a great day out ! Hope the weather stays dry for anyone else going this weekend.
What was in the welcome pack ???

I hope they spread them over the 3 days & haven't dished them all out today .........
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and very impressed with the welcom pack for being one of the 1st 100 ribs to visit, the RYA "satchel" was worth the entry money alone !
What welcome pack?? I was certainly one of the first 20 RIBs there and was not given anything like a welcome, let alone a pack Guess my smile doesn't have the same effect
David, I am afraid the one thing I forgot was my camera; I was kicking myself all day
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Old 07 May 2010, 13:58   #5
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Here's some shots from today (Friday)...

Tim and his rocket:



Welcome to Ribex 2010



This looks fun:





I was told he's famous:



Ooops, his boat's not working:



Conference required:



Ribeye was the only stand where they showed any interest to me as a potential customer:



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We had quite an interesting day, having done the run over to Cowes and bumping into the flotilla of press and famous people we moored up wandered around the show for about an hour taking in the eye candy then popped into the pub for a pint where we met a larger than life Norwgian called Tommy and a Canadian called Fred.

Tommy bought us several pints then started asking the Manager at the Anchor if we could cook some whale meat he had brought with him. They actually agreed to cook it for him as well ! Albeit it later on when they were quieter (slight sense of relief at this point)

Tommy took us to check out his new Hysucat 8 meter with twin 200 Optis on the back which was being used as a demo boat by the SouthAfrican guy that makes them.

Was very impressed with the Cat, 9 people on board and a tasty 55 knots across the solent chop like it was not there.

If you are at the show ask for a ride out on the demo boat its really good fun ! and if you see a large freindly Norwegian fellow around the stand say hi !
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I've posted some more pictures in the gallery here: Ribex 2010
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Avocet, sorry I forgot to take my camera but looks like others have more than made up for my error !

Peter M wellcome pack was a very nice RYA "satchel" bag, Rib international magazine, Suzuki key ring, three entry slips to fill in for 3 different competitions, I thought worh the money alone. On the Ribex web page showed the following, We were there very early and left for lunch up the Folley about 1:00pm so didn't stay for the free Hog roast voucher we had, definately looks like you missed out !

Come by RIB to RIBEX!
Visitors to RIBEX by their own RIB this year are in for a treat! The first 100 skippers to land will be given a special RIBEX Welcome Pack, full of goodies, discount vouchers and RIBEX offers. They and one crew member will also be provided with a voucher for a free Hog Roast and hot drink of their choice upon entering the show. Steam Productions are also bringing their vintage Ice-cream van, so visitors by RIB are entitled to a free ice-cream! RIBEX makes a great day out by RIB and represents a unique 3 day ‘festival of power’ for everyone with an interest in RIBs.
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Peter M wellcome pack was a very nice RYA "satchel" bag, Rib international magazine, Suzuki key ring, three entry slips to fill in for 3 different competitions, I thought worh the money alone. On the Ribex web page showed the following, We were there very early and left for lunch up the Folley about 1:00pm so didn't stay for the free Hog roast voucher we had, definately looks like you missed out !
I got one today ! I was a little sad last year as being the first visiting boat I was too early to get anything as it was all 'being organised'. Agreed a good little bag. Got the free roast thingy etc. A good show really - took me half an hour to get off the visitors pontoon talking to people, got off the pontoon & ran in to Bogi, had a coffee/bacon sarnie - saw Hightower, got past him & finally got into the show. Dodged the rain, had a very good look at the big orange redbay( very nice ! ) , had the Garmin boys ignore me entirleydodged more rain left at 2.30 is time to get back my mooring in the heaviest rain of the day !

Oh and managed to tie up next to another shearwater - very rare !
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........... had the Garmin boys ignore me entirley
It's peculiar isn't it? I could be in the market for a larger Rib next year and had a look at several over £100k. The 'sales' people couldn't be bothered to even acknowledge me, either continuing their personal phone calls or lounging about.

I wouldn't want to have people crawling all over me, but 'hi, how are you, please come and have a look around...' kind of thing would have been welcome.

I assume they're on a salary and commission. Quite how they earn it escapes me!
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