Thanks for the positive replies.
Have to say, a lot of thought,appreciation of others' experience & opinions, as well as our own views went into the manufacturer & spec, so many thanks to all Ribnetters who helped shape this directly or indirectly, and to the guys at Ribcraft who built her.
Spent most of the day - when I've been able to get the pups off her - doing all the little important jobs, including drilling into the console to fit an elastic cargo net (!), designing / making foot blocks for the smallest pup and working out where things will go. Even missed the first half of the Rugby!
I'm particularly proud of the paw print after the name - bit of a challenge for the cutter
Hoping for good weather next weekend to get the family out on her.