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Old 03 November 2014, 03:45   #11
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Can't really comment on the Boats.....but Judging by the How Rough and Tough those "Special Forces" types look in the Video. SCAREY!
Just give it a couple of years 'til they start shaving & you'll sh1t your pants
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Old 03 November 2014, 15:33   #12
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Life is about compromises. We are not able to store a trailer with SIB. It is easier to travel with a sib that can be folded and packed in the back of a SUV/ mini van etc. The 410 futura or the HD410 brig could be a nice compromise.


Right on. If you find any more about it, please post the additional info. I think we have our 4.7m selected but not locked in yet. Still keeping my eyes open.
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Old 06 November 2014, 16:33   #13
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Brigs comprise of about 20% of the repairs I do.

Mainly topside seam failures, severe material degradation, and blown rear seams. I've had to junk quite a few of them. These boats are typically between 3-8 years old.
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Old 06 November 2014, 18:07   #14
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Brigs comprise of about 20% of the repairs I do.

Mainly topside seam failures, severe material degradation, and blown rear seams. I've had to junk quite a few of them. These boats are typically between 3-8 years old.
Well there's a pertinent Post for sure!
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Old 06 November 2014, 18:22   #15
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Brigs comprise of about 20% of the repairs I do.

Mainly topside seam failures, severe material degradation, and blown rear seams. I've had to junk quite a few of them. These boats are typically between 3-8 years old.
Wow, it's not even like you're in anywhere hot either.

That's quite damning in my eyes.
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Old 06 November 2014, 18:53   #16
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Brigs comprise of about 20% of the repairs I do.

Mainly topside seam failures, severe material degradation, and blown rear seams. I've had to junk quite a few of them. These boats are typically between 3-8 years old.
Hang on this means very little till we know what the other 80% of his work is made of and what Brig makes up of the % of boats in his area!

If Brig makes up say 75% of the ribs in his area say then it would not be surprising he sees 20% of his work coming from them!
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Old 06 November 2014, 20:10   #17
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Hang on this means very little till we know what the other 80% of his work is made of and what Brig makes up of the % of boats in his area!

If Brig makes up say 75% of the ribs in his area say then it would not be surprising he sees 20% of his work coming from them!
The nearest Brig dealers are about 300-500 miles away...local market is about 40% Avon/Zodiac, 30% Quicksilver/Mercury, 20% AB/Caribe, with the 10% remainder being the off-brand random boats...maybe 3% Brig?

There are a ton of 10-15+ year old Zodiac PVC/Strongan boats in the area. Unfortunately, most die due to rotted transoms or the floors falling off on the pre-2002ish glued floor boats.

I will give it to Brig ; They are very reasonably priced boats. But at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. I would much rather have an old Grand Raid, Futura Commando, or Achilles Sport Knight / Sport Utility over a newer Brig.
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Thanks Office888, very useful information.

I agree with the sentiment that you will often get far more value by buying older, used quality gear than brand new low end stuff! Underwear and toothpaste would be a couple of exceptions to that rule
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The nearest Brig dealers are about 300-500 miles away...local market is about 40% Avon/Zodiac, 30% Quicksilver/Mercury, 20% AB/Caribe, with the 10% remainder being the off-brand random boats...maybe 3% Brig?

There are a ton of 10-15+ year old Zodiac PVC/Strongan boats in the area. Unfortunately, most die due to rotted transoms or the floors falling off on the pre-2002ish glued floor boats.

I will give it to Brig ; They are very reasonably priced boats. But at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. I would much rather have an old Grand Raid, Futura Commando, or Achilles Sport Knight / Sport Utility over a newer Brig.
Thank for making it clear
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The nearest Brig dealers are about 300-500 miles away...local market is about 40% Avon/Zodiac, 30% Quicksilver/Mercury, 20% AB/Caribe, with the 10% remainder being the off-brand random boats...maybe 3% Brig?

There are a ton of 10-15+ year old Zodiac PVC/Strongan boats in the area. Unfortunately, most die due to rotted transoms or the floors falling off on the pre-2002ish glued floor boats.

I will give it to Brig ; They are very reasonably priced boats. But at the end of the day, you get what you pay for. I would much rather have an old Grand Raid, Futura Commando, or Achilles Sport Knight / Sport Utility over a newer Brig.
What?.....Even the 410 & 460.. HEAVY DUTY!!!??
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