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Old 02 September 2009, 11:17   #11
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Redbay to not to Redbay, thats the question

Tony,
When you live on a nice little island tucked up beside france, tax free, well i guess the price of your boat means not a lot.

North West coast of Ireland, there is a little pride in the the motion of the ocean and not the size of your boat. Now taking it that I'm impartial, owning a little 4m searider and 50 yam both aged well over 20 years old, i aint got either money, a redbay or for that matter much bling, but fair play to the redbay buyers for supporting 1 of only 2 rib manufacturers in Ireland. Local business is important, and feck it, the Redbay guys seem to put out a hell of a boat.

Now in a few years when i gather up enough money, i will be forced with a decision, house or rib :-) if i don't pick the house, the alternative will include a "MUST go to sea" option. And i'd love to do it in anything with a stormforce badge.

Besides, TCruise was not that great in mission impossible, apart from the bad title; disproven 3 times at this stage, not to mention countless tv shows. I'd have been considering something along the lines of indiana jones and the lost island in the english sea.

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Old 02 September 2009, 11:40   #12
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Tony,
When you live on a nice little island tucked up beside france, tax free, well i guess the price of your boat means not a lot.

North West coast of Ireland, there is a little pride in the the motion of the ocean and not the size of your boat. Now taking it that I'm impartial, owning a little 4m searider and 50 yam both aged well over 20 years old, i aint got either money, a redbay or for that matter much bling, but fair play to the redbay buyers for supporting 1 of only 2 rib manufacturers in Ireland. Local business is important, and feck it, the Redbay guys seem to put out a hell of a boat.

Now in a few years when i gather up enough money, i will be forced with a decision, house or rib :-) if i don't pick the house, the alternative will include a "MUST go to sea" option. And i'd love to do it in anything with a stormforce badge.

Besides, TCruise was not that great in mission impossible, apart from the bad title; disproven 3 times at this stage, not to mention countless tv shows. I'd have been considering something along the lines of indiana jones and the lost island in the english sea.

Enjoy....
D
Hi
I really appreciate your loyalty to Ireland and Redbay do...make superb ribs. We have 3 moored quite close to me in the marina.
The point I was making is....there are other alternatives when you must go to sea.
I had a Scorpion before my Cougar and if I had said it was the best and nothing else is as good, I would have been lynched......for sure..

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Old 02 September 2009, 11:47   #13
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I always thought that Guernsey was VAT free, but not tax free (isn't there a 20% tax rate there?)
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Old 27 November 2009, 04:06   #17
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When you live on a nice little island tucked up beside france, tax free, well i guess the price of your boat means not a lot.
Hold your horses there!

I live on a little island tucked up beside France and I can assure you that every penny spent on my boat is hard earned and even harder spent.
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I live on a little island tucked up beside France and I can assure you that every penny spent on my boat is hard earned and even harder spent.
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http://www.rnli.org.uk/who_we_are/pr...ting=Lifeboats

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