Good replies by all and from our part some lesons learnt and hopefuly by JK.
I guess our mistake of entering into a pr excercise with a non commercial company when we are 100% commercial orientated. We make very significant charitable donations together with pr deals for suitable commercial users (some of which you will see in the boat press this winter). On a commercial to commercial basis we all understand the "rules". With a situation like RIBNET where ownership/pr etc cannot be defined then we have now learnt that we are not in a possition to support such a cut deal.
I guess that JKs mistake was to play the players and get the best price. This alienated us for lack of info along with various comments from various sources. JK did e-mail us yesterday asking how we got to this position. To reply to JK then you have not been transparent enough in either your ideas or commitment. Take that as constructive.
There are other points which would follow the lines of attitude, clash of personality and concern as to very sharp responses. To go into these would involve third parties and will not serve any members of this community so best left to rest.
The latter along with other bits made us unhappy. I respect the point about airing washing in public and is not our normal method. In this case I have no regrets and all being well will derive a good result.
JK will get his boat with big discounts and no doubt will maintain his very candid way (as we sometimes do). Sorry to say we will not supply that boat but do wish him well.
So lets put it to bed and I hope JK will agree that a lot of lessons learnt but respect held on all sides.
For those noting our postings on this site for sales reasons then I reply " Ribnet provides a break from the commercial humdrum of RHIBs. We learn a lot from it including attitudes and at times snippets of good technical and operating ideas -- we are always happy to learn. We post where we can help and will never deny that if people respect our ideas and then they may source us for commercial vls then that is great"
So thats the end of the bun fight.