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Old 20 September 2014, 06:54   #21
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Give them a prod, and trade discount
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Old 20 September 2014, 10:46   #22
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No can do, they are the only importers of the Winboat in the uk I believe.
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Old 22 September 2014, 16:42   #23
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Folding ribs

Hey guys, I was at the show displaying these on behalf of the uk distributor and I can tell you that there were many people knocking on these hulls. I can also tell you that I was told directly that during a test in the factory an axe was used and the person stopped trying to go through after three hits because the thing bounced off and was dangerous. These things were developed over two years before being released in to the Russian market. They sold 2k plus units in Russia last year. This is full on Grp lay up and after putting it up and down in excess of 300 times (the 275) I never caught a finger or felt that it was much effort even with a foot pump. The great thing was packing and unpacking. Three boats and the stand in the veto within an hour of show close. These boats are mega easy to handle. I have various video footage and photographs from the show and will upload them at some point. Tests are welcome and anyone willing to travel to their showroom in Hamble Point Marina can actually experience a full demo and judge for themselves. I have personally tested the f-rib 275 with a torqueedo travel 1003. It's a delight to play with and I could easily see myself up the river for hours exploring. When It comes to rowing I only know the plastic things at the Royal Southern and they were my intro to rowing. The f-rib seemed to be possessed when I rowed it near bursledon bridge, I mean I was literally flying. The directional stability is amazing even with the movement from rowing and against the ebb. I will be ordering my own 330 soon and can't wait.
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Old 22 September 2014, 17:00   #25
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Old 22 September 2014, 17:03   #26
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Oh dear, I was going to allow you one freebee!

So I put it back. I'm sure no-one will ask any questions that would result in a Trade Membership being sought - lol
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Old 22 September 2014, 17:13   #27
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No worry.

I honestly did not read that part of the guidelines and when I did I read back what I had written and decided I have a slight interest so I'm happy to remove the previous post. I am not employed by foldable ribs but I wasn't exactly neutral. I think they are great and everything above the 275 has a sealing screw pin that locks the sections in place with a nylon wing nut. They are light from personal experience right up to the 375 with two people handling. The 460 is a little heavy but I'm not huge. I heard first hand that the hull has been stress tested with an axe and the axe failed after three. I'm happy to fill any blanks based on my experiences with them from a first hand point of view.
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I am not employed by foldable ribs but I wasn't exactly neutral. I think they are great...
To some extent, I resemble that remark...

If you stick to accounts of trips out in your f-f-f-foldable RIB, you should remain on the right side of the law. Enjoy.
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Old 24 September 2014, 04:00   #29
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What is the height of the transom, I can't really work it out from the photo's so is it short or long shaft outboard needed. I hope it's short/standard.

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Old 24 September 2014, 04:08   #30
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What is the height of the transom, I can't really work it out from the photo's so is it short or long shaft outboard needed. I hope it's short/standard.

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Looks like it's a short shaft:

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