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Old 24 May 2010, 10:11   #11
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Now although i didnt go to ribex or Sports Boat and Rib, if everyone said ribex was quiet, those pictures dont look to be heaving with people either!!!

maybe it was too hot for people this weekend? From the safe confides of Hamble spit yesterday afternoon at low tide, the Solent looked pretty quiet in comparison to the weekend before where it was positively rammed with rag and sticks and just about anything that floated!

any reports from the show? was it any good??
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From the safe confides of Hamble spit yesterday afternoon at low tide, the Solent looked pretty quiet
was that you out on the spit fast asleep using a dog as a pillow...

and a rising tide warning system
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Old 24 May 2010, 14:36   #13
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i had a good weekend at the show, plenty of eye candy, good weather and good company, what more could i ask for
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i had a good weekend at the show, plenty of eye candy, good weather and good company, what more could i ask for
Yeh, but you could have done without that guy vandalising Gee!
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Several people said that there were more people on Saturday than the whole of Ribex - that wasn't based on any statistics just a general feeling, and on Sunday the pontoons were very busy having to wait for people to pass at times.
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Old 25 May 2010, 03:41   #16
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Several people said that there were more people on Saturday than the whole of Ribex - that wasn't based on any statistics just a general feeling, and on Sunday the pontoons were very busy having to wait for people to pass at times.
As i say, i didnt go to either but speaing to the manager of the marina he said it was very busy so i take it back!!

I think Ocean vilage is the right venue in so much as its accessable for most people, theres plenty of car parking and you can still get to it by water as well!

As for being on the spit using the dog as a pillow, i suspect Dave the Labrador puppy wouldnt make the greatest pillow in the world! he would far prefer to swim across the channel and say hello to all the interesting people!
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Old 25 May 2010, 04:28   #17
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the man who runs ridex does not wont to know that us people who live up north do not wont to have to drive to southhapton get on a boat then do the same for the return.if it was in southhampton we could cope
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i did see Hugo MS at the sports boat show, i did feel for him in regards to the weather
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i did see Hugo MS at the sports boat show, i did feel for him in regards to the weather
Yes there was a stark contrast but cast your mind back to 2008, it was hotter at ribex than it was this weekend at the SB&R....
swings and roundabouts...
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