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Old 12 November 2005, 03:50   #21
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Well said swginn.

HOL, congrats on the new boat. Certainly like the fact that some RIB designs are taking whole-family comforts to heart!

And the seas off Corcaigh will prove as true a test as any.

So please give more feedback on the performance. And any trips you Southerners are undertaking.

Go n'éirí an t-ádh leat

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Old 12 November 2005, 03:56   #22
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Seriously, it is a heck of a bit of kit. I'm sure in looks great in the flesh. You'll sell loads.



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Old 12 November 2005, 05:36   #23
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Guys, the Blue Riband boats which tear across the Atlantic are hugely seaworthy and have massive range, but they don't look like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
Have you gone down to see your little Osprey lately! There not exactly What you would call a MONA LISA! are they.
Alot of the negative comments seem to be coming from boys with little Ribs.It's not sour grapes lads is it.
I think Henry's boat is beautiful and that's why I'm getting one.
And I would like to wish Henry and his family the very best of luck with their new purchase and safe Ribbing.
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Old 12 November 2005, 06:14   #24
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Have you gone down to see your little Osprey lately! There not exactly What you would call a MONA LISA! are they.
Alot of the negative comments seem to be coming from boys with little Ribs.It's not sour grapes lads is it.
I think Henry's boat is beautiful and that's why I'm getting one.
And I would like to wish Henry and his family the very best of luck with their new purchase and safe Ribbing.
Now this is a thing of beauty and not so small either I dont think its a size thing we all love are ribs but not everyone is going to like mine which is why I suspect there are so many ribs out there in every conceivable permutation if i post my own rib on here I open myself up for comment and have to take the good,the bad and the indifferent
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Old 12 November 2005, 06:18   #25
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...And I would like to wish Henry and his family the very best of luck with their new purchase and safe Ribbing.
Yeh, me too.

Cool boat. Bu**er what folk think about it's appearance. It's a tool to do a job and I'm sure it'll become your friend.
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Old 12 November 2005, 08:34   #26
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Hear, hear.

Any shots of the interior?


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Old 12 November 2005, 15:56   #27
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[QUOTE=Milan] Now this is a thing of beauty and not so small either I dont think its a size thing we all love are ribs but not everyone is going to like mine which is why I suspect there are so many ribs out there in every conceivable permutation if i post my own rib on here I open myself up for comment and have to take the good,the bad and the indifferent [/QUO


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Old 12 November 2005, 16:24   #28
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A lovely looking boat.

I want one but can't afford it.

Hey ho.

I will content myself with admiring the unattainable. Arf
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Old 12 November 2005, 16:50   #29
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[QUOTE=Ronan Twomey] Have you gone down to see your little Osprey lately! There not exactly What you would call a MONA LISA! are they.
Are you nuts?! Since when was the Mona Lisa ever described as a thing of beauty? A Vipermax is the Kate Moss of the Rib world. Small, neat, bad girl but bloody lovely. Your Excaliber Wrap is more of a Pat Butcher!
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Old 13 November 2005, 09:00   #30
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Opinions!!!

Was told by a few of the lads that there was a bit of a discussion going on with reference to the new wraparound version! So thought I better come for a look.

I suppose this is why Rib.net is such a good website for the Rib owner, rarely is a subject posted without it generating a wide variety of responses from every angle whether they are positive or negative. This gives people the oportunity to take from it what they feel is relevant!

However from a Rib Builders point of view you have to be willing to take the bad comments with the good! Not every boat will appeal to everyone, however it is a matter of appealing to your target customer base. If everyone liked the same thing it would do little to further the rib industry and would offer little to discuss on forums like this!

I feel with this boat we have offered a much more family based product that has all the performance benefits of the other ribs in our range. It will offer much more comfort for long distance cruising and short hops alike! The interest this boat has generated has been great. Now just got to go bigger!

On another note I would imagine that most people in their chosen profession rarely have their work or products so readily put forward onto the public stage for debate from every angle as that of a rib manufacturer! If they did I wonder how many could take criticism well?

I would like to wish Henry and his family many hours of happy ribbing and look I look forward to many good trips in the coming year.

Safe boating to everyone.
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