Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 05 June 2005, 02:28   #51
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: SOUTHAMPTON AREA
Boat name: none
Make: bombard sib
Length: 3m +
Engine: petrol 15/3.5
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 402
I had a great time at RIBEX yesterday,an exciting trip down from Lymington(thanks Bruce),and a.very interesting tour from Cookee of the Bananashark race and leisure boats.
Andre took me out on the impressive Parker 750,I felt it handled well,gave a good ride in the choppy conditions off Cowes,and I was very impressed with the Verado engine,very quiet even at high speed but what struck me was the total lack of vibration,it was strange and I can only equate it to when I have been in a boat under tow,the feeling of moving through the water with little sound or vibration hinting at the reason for the forward progress.
I also went out in the Hydrosport 6.5 and was impressed.
It seemed quite quick with 115 2 stoke evinrude and a good ride through the chop.I have been told that a stepped hull will give some strange cornering characteristics but I tried some hard turns and the hull gripped well,the limiting factor being the grip of the prop on the water.
__________________

__________________
timboli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 05:56   #52
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
< Edit: Moved Graham Woolrich's pictures to the gallery section. JK >
__________________

__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 10:09   #53
Member
 
Country: Netherlands
Town: friesland
Boat name: smokkelaer
Make: revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 279
Amsterdam-Cowes Ribex 2005

Hey everyone.

We are very glad that we have made it in one piece. Took us 17 hours from Amsterdam to Cowes and the trip was fantastic.
Mailing now from the hotel in Cowes.
We have met Louise, Richard, Andre and some others and have to say that english people are very kind.
We are having a great time at the pubs and really loved the show. Don't think you can find so many bautifull ribs in any place else.
Have been out in a ballistic with 300 hp, and we were also going ballsitic, what a fantastic boat.

We will be heading back next mondaynight when the wind will slow down a bit.

Cheers,

Danny.
__________________
danny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 15:33   #54
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bradford on Avon
Boat name: tbc
Make: Sunseeker (AshleyD)
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2 x coal burners
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 461
Quote:
Originally Posted by danny
Hey everyone.

We are very glad that we have made it in one piece. Took us 17 hours from Amsterdam to Cowes and the trip was fantastic.
Mailing now from the hotel in Cowes.
We have met Louise, Richard, Andre and some others and have to say that english people are very kind.
We are having a great time at the pubs and really loved the show. Don't think you can find so many bautifull ribs in any place else.
Have been out in a ballistic with 300 hp, and we were also going ballsitic, what a fantastic boat.

We will be heading back next mondaynight when the wind will slow down a bit.

Cheers,

Danny.
Hi Danny,

Glad you had a good time at the show & good on you for travelling such a distance.

Have a safe journey home

Regards.

Ian.
__________________
Brambles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 June 2005, 17:55   #55
Member
 
Country: Netherlands
Town: friesland
Boat name: smokkelaer
Make: revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 279
Yhanks Ian.

Will post a message when arrived safely.

Can somebody give me any advise wich harbour to visit when we want to stay overnight ?
Any harbour before Dover.

Danny.
__________________
danny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 June 2005, 08:58   #56
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,815
Hi Danny
was that you we met whilst refuelling at Cowes on saturday morning. We had the 8m and 6.5m humbers there and we had a chat as one of you put the equivalent of a years output from an oil rig into your boat. One of you still had the blue camping cover on your boat and the car "top box" fixed to the A frame.
__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 June 2005, 12:50   #57
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Hi Danny,

It was really good to meet up with you guys (and Mark and crew also from Holland). I really take my hat off to you all, travelling by sea to RIBex! Hope you all have a safe journey home and I'll be hoping there are no thunder storms for your return journeys!

Hope to you again - at next year's RIBex, if not before!

Edit: good to meet you Dave (Wavelength) too!
__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 June 2005, 13:06   #58
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by danny
Can somebody give me any advise wich harbour to visit when we want to stay overnight ?
Any harbour before Dover.
Hi again Danny,

Hope this isn't too late for you!

The following harbours have no tidal restrictions (distances are from Cowes):

Shoreham - 47 nautical miles
Brighton - 50 nm (& has quayside petrol)
Newhaven - 55 nm
Eastbourne - 66 nm (& has petrol in Sovereign Marina, accessed through a lock)
Dover - 112

www.s-h-systems.co.uk is a useful site for finding hotels and bed & breakfast accommodation.

Hope this helps!
__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 June 2005, 15:50   #59
Member
 
Country: Netherlands
Town: friesland
Boat name: smokkelaer
Make: revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 279
Quote:
Originally Posted by wavelength
Hi Danny
was that you we met whilst refuelling at Cowes on saturday morning. We had the 8m and 6.5m humbers there and we had a chat as one of you put the equivalent of a years output from an oil rig into your boat. One of you still had the blue camping cover on your boat and the car "top box" fixed to the A frame.

No, that were the other ones that started of from Gravelines, France.
They have bigger boats. We came by a 5 m. and a 5.6 m rib.
But yes, I was a bit worried about the picture on the wall on the fueldock wich said that no cans could be filled.
We have filled 550 liters with two boats.

We got home just this evening and left Cowes on Monday.
23 hours with some really *&@$@ winds.
So that's 1200 kilometers in total 40 hours.

That's really a lot for these size of boats. Believe me.

Will post some pics tommorow or the day after, just as soon as everything stops shaking around me.

See ya,

Danny.
__________________
danny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 June 2005, 15:54   #60
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Really glad to hear that you all got home safely. That's some trip! Well done to all of you!

Looking forward to meeting up again next year, if not before!
__________________

__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.