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Old 15 February 2021, 17:13   #1
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Hello RIBers, I'm back!

Hi peeps, thought I'd check in with you after all these years.

I'm still boatless, but after a number of years caring for my father, I have just started a new job. I was having a conversation the other day with some workmates about the Ribnet Christmas Trophy's that I made all those years ago.

Does anyone know what ever happened to them and who the custodian's of the trophy's are?

Here's a reminder of what they looked like.
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Old 16 February 2021, 03:05   #2
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Hi welcome home! I donít know where the trophies ended up, can you remember how long ago you made them?
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Old 16 February 2021, 04:08   #3
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^ Well if it isn't the two lads we all look up to

You should ask Nasher, it was his gig:

https://www.rib.net/forum/f8/ribnet-...a-33344-3.html
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Old 16 February 2021, 10:43   #4
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Wow HT, first time I visit Ribnet in months and you've popped up too.
Good to see you are still about.

I'll dig out an old back-up drive and have a look where the trophies ended up.

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Old 16 February 2021, 11:01   #5
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Hi peeps, thought I'd check in with you after all these years.
We're still here, some new, some old but still here

Hope you're well?
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Old 16 February 2021, 19:18   #6
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Hi welcome home! I donít know where the trophies ended up, can you remember how long ago you made them?
Hi John, one was 2006 and the other was 2007. I won back my own Best RIB build Trophy in 2008, the RIB Tickler went to people that had mishaps. The Jackeens won it one year for bending a prop coming out of Ryde harbour I believe.
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Old 16 February 2021, 19:21   #7
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Wow HT, first time I visit Ribnet in months and you've popped up too.
Good to see you are still about.

I'll dig out an old back-up drive and have a look where the trophies ended up.

Nasher
I've been an occasional lurker, whouldn't mind owning a boat again. But might be looking for a fast fishing boat, Parkers look tasty

What you up to these days?
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Old 16 February 2021, 19:23   #8
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We're still here, some new, some old but still here

Hope you're well?
I didn't really go away, but just sitting quietly on the beach watching the goings on in RIBNET.

All well thanks, just started back to "working" life after a number of years looking after Dad. And you?
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Old 16 February 2021, 19:25   #9
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^ Well if it isn't the two lads we all look up to

You should ask Nasher, it was his gig:

https://www.rib.net/forum/f8/ribnet-...a-33344-3.html
Yes, it's the tall ones Hope all's well with you Willk?
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Old 17 February 2021, 02:46   #10
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I didn't really go away, but just sitting quietly on the beach watching the goings on in RIBNET.

All well thanks, just started back to "working" life after a number of years looking after Dad. And you?
All good thank you bud - still putting me oar in now and again
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Old 17 February 2021, 04:12   #11
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I've been an occasional lurker, whouldn't mind owning a boat again. But might be looking for a fast fishing boat, Parkers look tasty

What you up to these days?
I'm a frustrated boater at the moment, The Nashers Revenge is part way through me swapping the old DT200EFI for a 2005 225 Optimax I purchased nearly a year ago.
But the yard where the boat is keeps going into lockdown for some reason so it's going in fits and spurts.

I've rebuilt the transom and run new underdeck trunking, so next job is to lift the engine on.

But I'm lucky enough that I've collected myself several old Ducatis over the last few years, and can play with them in my garage.
https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/thread...-hybrid.84101/

I've managed to dig out the last Awards list from the last Xmas dinner, which was 2011 at the Bridge Tavern in Portsmouth.
Mainly old names on the list.
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Old 19 February 2021, 16:17   #12
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I'm a frustrated boater at the moment, The Nashers Revenge is part way through me swapping the old DT200EFI for a 2005 225 Optimax I purchased nearly a year ago.
But the yard where the boat is keeps going into lockdown for some reason so it's going in fits and spurts.

I've rebuilt the transom and run new underdeck trunking, so next job is to lift the engine on.

But I'm lucky enough that I've collected myself several old Ducatis over the last few years, and can play with them in my garage.
https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/thread...-hybrid.84101/

I've managed to dig out the last Awards list from the last Xmas dinner, which was 2011 at the Bridge Tavern in Portsmouth.
Mainly old names on the list.

I thought the RIB trophy was with Biffer, but didn't know the prop went to Trev.

I'm glad you've still got your RIB. I was thinking of buying another boat, but something like a Parker Pilothouse 660 for fishing.

I can't pretend to like motorcycling myself, but it's nice to see you finding a new pastime (like me and my Truck), your workshop looks neat and tidy. Have the boys left home yet, one wanted to be a marine biologist if memory serves?
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I'm a frustrated boater at the moment, The Nashers Revenge is part way through me swapping the old DT200EFI for a 2005 225 Optimax I purchased nearly a year ago.
But the yard where the boat is keeps going into lockdown for some reason so it's going in fits and spurts.

I've rebuilt the transom and run new underdeck trunking, so next job is to lift the engine on.

But I'm lucky enough that I've collected myself several old Ducatis over the last few years, and can play with them in my garage.
https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/thread...-hybrid.84101/

I've managed to dig out the last Awards list from the last Xmas dinner, which was 2011 at the Bridge Tavern in Portsmouth.
Mainly old names on the list.
Can see my duck from here
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I thought the RIB trophy was with Biffer, but didn't know the prop went to Trev.
Hi Andy - yes I've got the Rib Tickler prop - awarded for stuffing and completely filling the boat with water with Rick on board when heading for Brighton.
I'll be more than happy to pass it on to someone more deserving once this is all over!
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Hi Andy - yes I've got the Rib Tickler prop - awarded for stuffing and completely filling the boat with water with Rick on board when heading for Brighton.
I'll be more than happy to pass it on to someone more deserving once this is all over!
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You're more than welcome to continue to be the custodian of the trophy until someone in the future decides to resurect the regular get togethers. Then, if you feel the time is right perhaps could be handed on to another custodian, unless you win it again
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