As has been said in previous posts there is two sides to every story and I have already posted how I found the guys at Redbay here
As many of you on RIBnet will know in your own occupations you can never please all of your customers all of the time, and every now and again you get a customer that you will never please whatever you do. I have a feeling that RMH is one of these customers.
If he noted design faults during construction then surely he should have pointed this out at the time....even to the point of stopping a stage payment until they are rectified and if needed refusing to accept the boat upon completion until all points a fixed to his satisfaction.
I for one do not think that there is any problem whatsoever with the build quality of the ones that I've seen, yes they are "workhorse" type built, very strong and indeed over engineered in many aspects for what their end use will be, however having seen the construction below deck (yes they do build inspection hatches unlike some manufactures who cover everything)
I would and indeed do not have any worries about going out in bad weather, it is some feeling being airborne in a 30' boat.
I expect any Rib to do what it is designed to with out falling to bits (stainless engine vents would be better than the plastic ones though) and to that is why I have had 2 Redbays and will continue only to buy them.
No equipment is indestuctable and faults do occur, but what I would say is that if you are going to look for a Rib go and see all the others and really look at their construction then look at a Redbay, thats what I did and am not regreting it one bit.
Naked as for a wiper falling off come on if your going to slag of a competitor, after all that is what Redbay is to you now, something better than that
and as for it soaking water there it must surely have been damaged....or is the gellcoat that cheap its gone pourous
As I have said before I do not have any allegence to the guys at Redbay other than they build excellent boat,but I do know that they put their heart and soul (along with a considerable amount of investment) into their boats and do not deserve the tarnishing that some are trying to give them, however disussion is good.