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Old 09 January 2004, 06:20   #191
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Old 09 January 2004, 06:23   #192
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All photos again curtesy of KAREN at XTREME MARINE TRANSAGULHAS WEB SITE where you can see more photos of zap cats and racing RIBs!!
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Old 09 January 2004, 06:54   #193
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thanks cookee, appreciate your input - you may find it interesting to know that the current raceboat features a skin of only 4 layers - not that this is the case with production boats, but it lasted the Trans Agulhas challenge - special woven glass fabrics were used, no carbon or kevlar.
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Old 09 January 2004, 07:13   #194
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We don't use anything exotic such as carbon fibre or Kevlar either - just regular cloth, but not so much CSM - more woven and combi sort of stuff!
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Old 09 January 2004, 17:01   #195
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That's incredible.
I am happy to have found so many crazy people, more than me.
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Old 09 January 2004, 17:28   #196
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Luigi you haven't seen anything yet!! lolol

I am glad you like the photos!!

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Old 09 January 2004, 19:48   #197
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This forum has incredible photos.

and FORZA RIB
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Gabriele will dedicate a page of her site to this forum .
He too found fantastic the foto on RIBnet forum
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Old 09 January 2004, 21:06   #199
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Well Manos if you are happy to have a hull that is made the way yours is then who am I to winge.

Mr Falcon

I think you have avoided answering the questions posed over the lamination picture posed by myself and others, and I guess that's because it is difficult to justify. Manos also published a list of all the wiring faults he had with his boats over on Boatmad and that also indicated a poor job, He did however say that he had spoken with yourselves about it and that you told him that you did much better jobs nowadays as you use higher spec materials ( which I can accept)

So moving on, and this is a question for ALL the boat Manufacturers/Importers using this Forum and I can think of at least 7

It is plainly obvious that what you can't see in a finished boat is something you can't inspect, So how difficult would it be and what would your attitudes be towards providing a CD of digipics detailing the actual construction of each boat i.e. inside of the Hull, wiring looms, waterproofing seat fixings etc etc.

I suggest this as I have bought 6 Ribs in 4 years and still have four of them. The build quality of all the ribs has been good to excellent but the wiring on four of them has been poor and secondrate on one. It would give me a very good feeling to be able to see a CD such as this before taking delivery.


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We don't use anything exotic such as carbon fibre or Kevlar either - just regular cloth, but not so much CSM - more woven and combi sort of stuff!
Cookee, how do you manage to prevent delamination under stress, especially impact, when you have non-hairy cloth on cloth? Apologies if that sounds a bit cheeky but it's not intended to be. Just a serious enquiry.
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