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Old 15 September 2014, 17:41   #21
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If you're going to the show this week, have a look the superspout. It's a very clever non spill attachment for a regular 5l fuel can or jerrycan and makes pouring fuel much more controlled. It has no moving parts, but auto shuts off like a petrol pump to avoid spills. I thought it was quite cool

yes - Scottish Company I have jerry can version of this I bought a few years ago - a dragons den "failure" iirc


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Old 16 September 2014, 05:43   #22
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You're absolutely right, I did. And here's a picture to prove it, sorry I missed it out!

I meant to come back to you for some more photos but got sidetracked and then ran out of time. I know you've got Walker Bay and Zar boats on the stand. Feel free to fill in the gaps for me
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yes - Scottish Company I have jerry can version of this I bought a few years ago - a dragons den "failure" iirc


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Bought the set today. 20, not bad.

They've sold out (must be a good thing) but are posting out for free.

Thanks for heads up JK - a good product.

The other gizmo all ribs should have is the syphon tube - roughly opposite the Scott's and the same guy I bought mine off probably 10 years ago.
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On my way out of the show I noticed a RIB lurking in the LNC Outdoor Equipment marquee in the Arena just by the entrance. It was an Atlanta, a new name to me, apparently made in the UK. They don't seem to have a web site - has anyone else heard of them?

We saw the Atlanta, the finish was very poor. We fired a load of questions at the guy on the stand & he was very vague about who made what & where. The transom only had about 6" of freeboard.


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There was an Atlanta on the pontoons - which I took out for a spin. 90hp on it.

We got to the circuit for testing them and the chap there said I couldnt drive it, only the exhibitor could. So we told him that was not much of a test circuit and buggered off to play about elsewhere.

It was a bit different to my boat but fun for a spin. The chap with me was helpfull.
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We saw the Atlanta, the finish was very poor. We fired a load of questions at the guy on the stand & he was very vague about who made what & where. The transom only had about 6" of freeboard.


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Atlanta ribs are being built by Menai Marine in Caernarfon. They may have not built that one. They have the moulds and are gearing up to make them. They are using SIT for the tubes. I saw the shell of one earlier in the year.

The difference that Menai claim over other rib manufacturers is that their is no ply in the build other than the transom. They are intending to use a glass fibre rib structure as they currently do in their own rib design.

There is another company selling the rib that they make.
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The difference that Menai claim over other rib manufacturers is that their is no ply in the build other than the transom. They are intending to use a glass fibre rib structure as they currently do in their own rib design.
There are a few more doing exactly that - so it doesn't set them apart.
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Atlanta ribs are being built by Menai Marine in Caernarfon. They may have not built that one. They have the moulds and are gearing up to make them. They are using SIT for the tubes. I saw the shell of one earlier in the year.

The difference that Menai claim over other rib manufacturers is that their is no ply in the build other than the transom. They are intending to use a glass fibre rib structure as they currently do in their own rib design.

There is another company selling the rib that they make.
They need to do a bit more market research. There are plenty of firms not using wood other than the transom.
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