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Old 02 July 2004, 09:34   #31
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To Manos and all at BoatMad Holidays

Sorry to hear and see your current problems.

Hope all is sorted soon.

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Old 02 July 2004, 14:50   #32
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Cheers Phil Still trying to come to terms with this mishap
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Old 06 July 2004, 06:02   #33
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Hi Manos

Can't yau have somebody weld this leg, so you can get the boats out on the water.

Since the insurance have paid up. I don't supose they will want the old leg back.

Just a thought, and I do understand that you are pissed. The other thing you might do (If you where to buy another boat from them) is to go down there and supervise the boat and the packing before hand.

Sorry about the mess with your boats.

regarding the tread about the material, I don't think it would make aany difference what the boat is made of, only who build it.

Remember I too have a SA boat, and it's not perfect, but it's cheaper. And like a lot of nice people on this forum knows, you get what you pay for. We both desided to boy a cheaper boat, you got yourself a very nice boat in the first place, and they should all be like this, but they are not

I do hope you get them out on the water soon

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Old 06 July 2004, 06:19   #34
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Can't yau have somebody weld this leg, so you can get the boats out on the water.
Cheers Rene unfortunately the prop axle has bent and all the leg needs changing. Yamaha do not hold it in stock in Greece and had to order it from Holland (they found one). The leg will here at the end of enxt week and the engineer will have it ready by the week after. It will take about 3 weeks to have the boat coaded and registered and 1 day shipment to Santorini. By that time the season is more or less over.

Regarding pricing, IMHO the boats are not cheap. Is due to the Rand been so weak. They cost quite a bit of money and even if they were cheap they should have been 100%. Defects and chips and all that should never existed.

A friend imports boats in containers from Italy and all the boats come to Greece 100% wraped without any damage. My 1st Falcon was great. The other 2 Falcons OKish and this one badly finished. Is just seems that it went downhill slowly.
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Old 06 July 2004, 17:14   #35
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Hi Louise,

Very sorry we did not keep our promise to post some photos of the RIBs. They were all chartered out and we just fogot to take the camera with us. One of the boats will be back Monday next week and will make sure we take some photos with our clients on it.
We WILL NOT FORGET this time
I'm a bit confused! From this previous post, I understood all the boats were sorted and on the water being hired and you were very busy.

Now you're saying they still have to be coded
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Old 07 July 2004, 01:11   #36
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Now you're saying they still have to be coded
Mr Fuller what Manos says is that in the last shipment that we had, one boat has been found to be damaged.
The spare part to repair the damage will be delivered to Greece from Holland next week.
The engineer needs a few days (one or two) for repairs and by the time this particular boat is coaded it will be more or less the end of the season.
All other boats are chartered out right now.
We hope this clears up your 'confusion'?
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Old 07 July 2004, 02:51   #37
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Sorry to hear of all the problems you have been getting Manos, i am sure it will all be sorted and at least you will be in a stronger position next year tradewise, good to talk with you the other week,since then the winds have decided to blow so canceling courses which is a pain but etzi zoi e !?
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Old 07 July 2004, 04:33   #38
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Manos, when you post as 'boatmadholidays', what name should we address you by?
And, is it hard having two personalities, or does it come naturaly.
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Old 07 July 2004, 06:02   #39
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Hi Manos

I do think that maybe Falcon is a bit too busy now, so they start to comprimise on quality. This is not a nice way to treat your customers, but your "normal" customer don't normaly buy 3-4 or more boats a year, so they don't think that far forward.

Regarding shipping I havn't seen one container packed properly yet, and I have helped unpack several from SA now. they just don't know how to do it, or they don't care

Only one solution, if you ever buy a boat from Falcon again, have the boss from Falcon come to Greece and unpack the container himself. (And don't pay him before the boat is surveyed. But this will not be a problem to him since he will be there to collect the money )

Hope you will have the boat finish soon.

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Old 07 July 2004, 11:32   #40
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since then the winds have decided to blow so canceling courses which is a pain but etzi zoi e !? regards tim
Akrivos Tim, etsi ine i zoe! Ti na kanoume?

Nice to chat over the phone. Need to get together sometime in the near future. Here the weather is the same as where you are. Winds forse 9-10 with the diffrerence that temp is up to 38 C. Weather will improve on Sat with flat calm seas and 40C (so the weatherman says)!
Is OK with the boats I've got. They are doing fine is just the damaged one that is the problem and I needed it desperately as I have inquiries every day for RIB charters and I'm losing moneys from there.
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