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Old 24 May 2010, 15:37   #1
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Tim Wilks

I have just heard the sad news that Tim Wilks died yesterday after collapsing during a triathlon race in the New Forest. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, he died almost instantly.

Tim founded Ribtec in 1989, and was managing director until the company was sold to Ribeye in 2001. He later went on to work with Pascoe International where he developed their super-yacht tender business.

He was someone who always managed to find something to smile about, and without a doubt was one of the good guys in the industry. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
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Old 24 May 2010, 15:46   #2
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I had a phone call just after work today with this sad news. He was one of the good guys sadly now lacking in the industry.
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Our thoughts and condolances to his family.

Many great moments in the past comes to mind, great person and a very good friend.

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Its hard to put into words what a good bloke Tim was and how much I will miss him .
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He was one of the worlds best. Alan P
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What sad news..
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Tim was a good friend to me and a genuine gentleman, this is a very sad day
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I was lucky to know Tim for over 35 years, back to the Watercraft days. He built Ribtec up from nothing with friends here on Hayling having hull numbers in the single digits built in the barn at Exton.
We worked together on the Camel 2000 project and the site of 51 identical Camel RIB's manouvering Southampton Water was a fantastic achievement for such a small company. I hope he was very proud.
He was a true friend and I shall miss him dearly. He even bought me a drink once....

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I was lucky to know Tim for over 35 years, back to the Watercraft days. He built Ribtec up from nothing with friends here on Hayling having hull numbers in the single digits built in the barn at Exton.
We worked together on the Camel 2000 project and the site of 51 identical Camel RIB's manouvering Southampton Water was a fantastic achievement for such a small company. I hope he was very proud.
He was a true friend and I shall miss him dearly. He even bought me a drink once....

Richard M.
how you doing richard, i'll guess we'll be meeting again soon, see mandi today, she's in pieces, bloody shame, biff
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