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Old 22 February 2002, 11:59   #1
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No not that cold stuff that we are used to in England, but....

"International Canoe Exhibition"

Its on this weekend at the NEC birmingham

http://www.bcu.org.uk/ice/canoeing_2002.htm

You also get into the The National Boat Caravan & Leisure Show for free which is on at the NEC aswell!

I know its not RIB - but I'm sure they will have bits and pieces for sale - eg wetsuits dry sacks etc.

Cath (my wife) will be manning the Environment Agency stand if anyone makes it.

I will be going on Sunday if anyone wants to meet up I will check this thread tomorrow.
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Old 22 February 2002, 14:13   #2
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I'm goin tommorrow (sat) or sunday depending on the weather, see you there.

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Old 22 February 2002, 15:33   #3
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Are you looking for anything particular?

If you go tomorrow (Sat) maybe you could post a message to tell us all what its like.

If you go Sunday - then maybe we could meet up - I don't think there's a Guiness stand like at LBS though

Just ask for Cath on the EA stand - I won't be far away!!

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Old 22 February 2002, 17:12   #4
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Not really looking for anything patic'

NEC is about 30mins from my house so I normally vistit this show.

May get a fuel tank - if there the right price.

If the weathers good tommorow i plan to go playing with my go kart and show on sunday, see you there hopfully.

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Old 22 February 2002, 17:39   #5
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Would have loved to go to the show, but there is a large Boat Jumble day at Malvern on Sunday - so have already agreed to go there.
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Old 22 February 2002, 17:46   #6
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Where abouts is Malvern?????
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Old 22 February 2002, 17:50   #7
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Malvern is near Worcester - about 45 minutes further on from the NEC.

The Boat Jumble is at the 3 Counties Showground and is supposed to be huge - I hope so anyway as I want to get a lot of kit for my new boat - ropes, fenders etc.

Apparently there is a mix of new stands (Compass, Nautequipe etc) and second hand kit
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Old 22 February 2002, 18:04   #8
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May look at going, depending how the boat show is.

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Old 22 February 2002, 18:07   #9
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My mobile number is 07900 278436 - if you go to Malvern ring me and we may be able to meet up.

We are aiming to be there for 10 - but have to be away by around 3 I think
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Old 22 February 2002, 18:11   #10
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OK... Cheers....
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Hey chaps, by the look of the weather forecast for this weekend, I should take your RIBs with you!!!

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Old 23 February 2002, 14:59   #12
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Caravan, Boat & Leisure Show - ICE

Jools,

I went today (Saturday). It was very good.

I got my 2002 Alamanac and some other books i needed from the RYA, also 2 x 23 litre fuel tanks at a very reasonable price - i'm all fuel'd up now - can carry 70 litres.

Abersoch Land & Sea had a good stand in partnership with Ribeye and Yamaha was also good they had the new -
60hp Fours stroke on display !!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you have a good day tommorrow.

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Old 23 February 2002, 15:07   #13
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Can I ask what you paid for the fuel tanks?

(Dont be afraid to say no if you would rather)
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Old 23 February 2002, 15:16   #14
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Not at all - they were £17.50 each (i got the last two) but i later found them for £15 each @ towsure - www.towsure.co.uk (mail order though).

You still have to buy the connection from the tank to your fuel pipe normally £2.50 each but they were out of stock, so i popped in to my local marina on the way home and paid £5 each - DOH!

Still good value though, in my opinion

What are you doing for fuel tanks? in the new one? Built in or seperate.

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Old 23 February 2002, 15:19   #15
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I have a built in tank in the console tht holds around 30 gallons.

However, an advantage of the Honda is that it has a standard clip on fuel pipe - where some others are permanently fitted - so I can strap a couple of spare tanks to the transom, and just clip them on if required for longer journeys.
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Did you make it on sunday????
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Yep, I went on Sunday - apparently it was much busier on Sunday - according to Cath.

Anyway - yes I thought it was very good - didn't buy anything RIB related, but got a towsure catalogue and it looks like they do a nice anchor for us smaller ribs - see the website.

I think Keith made it aswell - well I think I found his boat

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I wish I had been on my boat on Sunday as I was actually out on my motorbike. It was sooooooo damned wet that it felt like I was out in the boat!!!!!

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Old 27 February 2002, 03:18   #19
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Looks like alot of us Ribsters are bikers to, what bike ya got keith?
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Hi JAHNO

I've just been out for a run on my motorbike. Not for any particular reason. Not to to any particular place. I went out on my motorbike just because I wanted to. I wanted to go for a quick run on my motorbike because I enjoy riding it. I also use it to go to work (day job). Sometimes it is raining and I could go in the car, but still I go on the motorbike. Why? Because I enjoy riding it.

I enjoy the fresh air. I enjoy the feeling of freedom. I enjoy getting through the traffic quicker than in the car. I enjoy it because it is exciting. I enjoy getting dressed up to ride the bike. I enjoy the fact that people think 'bikers' are a bit wild.

You know, I enjoy riding the motorbike for just about the same reasons as I enjoy my boat. Perhaps that's why so many Ribsters have boats and bikes!

The bike. Well, up until about 10 days ago I had a Triumph Trident. I sold it and brought.....wait for it.....a Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc single!

Of course this reminds me that another simmilarity bikers and boaters have is that they tend to be a little eccentric.

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