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Old 10 August 2010, 06:41   #1
Country: UK - England
Boat name: SABRE
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Engine: Inboard/Petrol 50hp
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 19
volunteering to work in a rib tubing workshop/manafacturers

Hello, My name is Alex and I am a member of the Maritime Volunteer Service in London.

I would very like to volunteer my sevices free of charge for around one week a month, to work in a rib tubing workshop or rib manafacturers or company.

I would realy like to learn about ribs and learn how to make or fix and retube them.

I am a good worker and willing to learn. I am willing to travel out of london to southampton, portsmouth, cornwall or anywere realy, where there might be a volunteer position, as long as i can book an apex fare on the railways a few weeks in advance.

I am willing to push a broom around, make the tea and clean up the ribs before the fixing begins,

and hopefully gain some experience and learn, so I can maintain and keep up the maintanance on our fleet of ribs in the maritime volunteer service.

Perhaps someone using this forum knows of a workshop or manafacturers that would allow me to volunteer and gain some work experience.

Perhaps there is a company or workshop that would like an apprentice helping out with things.

If anyone can help or has any ideas as how to learn about rib tubes I would greatly appriciate it.

Thanks and all the best.


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Old 12 August 2010, 01:46   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Dartmouth
Boat name: TIDEL III
Join Date: Jun 2003
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Alex we may be able to help but have you thought of cost of accommodation ,transport to and from train staion and to work each day ,also any health and safety /insurance issues with repairs that you do for the MVS .
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