Hey thanks every-one for all the kind words, all the e mails, messages, & kind offers of a places in your ribs, your all great guys, & good freinds. I really apprieciate all the support I have received.
May be this damage is a bit of a blessing in disguise, as I thought that it would be a good time to refurb 'n' refit now whist she's out of the water for a while, & fit all the goodies that Ive been dreamin about for so long (if the bank manager allows of course).
I am lucky enough to own another older & smaller rib, that I still use from time to time for messing about, perhaps this will become my main vessel this summer or untill the insurance squabbles are over, so, you see I can still come ribbing, (no stopping me now). No little s*it with a knife will ruin my hobby this year.
I will of course let you know the out-come, & keep you informed etc, about what happens.
If the Ol' Bill catch up with him I will post his address on here. & I will arrange a bon fire party on his head, to which you are all invited.....
Thanks again, Steve.