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Old 16 May 2004, 03:25   #51
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Every thing that I have read on this thread tells me you should have bought a Eurocommuter
Any news, has it turned up yet?
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Old 16 May 2004, 15:08   #52
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Rogue at least this boat exists albeit with a couple of problems. The Eurocomuter thingy well, CH has a fortnight to porduce it to the 2nd Ribnet Event.

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Old 16 May 2004, 19:38   #53
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Never heard about anything like that, is it possible!
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Martin, Refresh our collective memories, what make of RIB did you buy in the end?
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Old 17 May 2004, 03:37   #55
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Old 17 May 2004, 06:45   #56
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if the accused are as speculated, i know them. Decent straight folk, honest as the day is long, quiet and dignified. Wouldn't be the types to rush to internet forums, but i'd buy a boat from them any day of the week.
I don't ever envisage spending the types of money that an 11m RIB would cost, but if I did I would expect the QC of the production to match the type of money being paid. It's not a big thing to ask. The profit margin on these boats is reasonable. It's a shame that in an industry so small, a manufacturer could expect to sell sub-standard goods and get away with it. He may be a very nice guy, but I'd rather a complete Bxxxxxd who'd sell me a fine boat and stand over it. The types of flaws described in some of these postings are easily dealt with and seem to indicate some problems in the way things are done.

As for whether he would rush to an internet forum...seems like he should seriously consider it before his reputation is damaged unnecessarily.
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Old 17 May 2004, 07:18   #57
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Martin, Refresh our collective memories, what make of RIB did you buy in the end?
According to his previous posts it one of those crappy old scorpions!!!

PS, I think they're a very nice boat Mr Jelly sir.
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In the words of Francis Urquhart "You might well think that but I couldn't possibly comment!"
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Old 17 May 2004, 09:27   #59
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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.
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Old 17 May 2004, 10:15   #60
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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.
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Andy,

I'm speaking as someone who is only interested in this thread due to the fact that it has been posted on Ribnet & has NO INTENTION of ever spending the money to buy a huge Rib.

As mentioned by RMH 'the parties are bound by contract not to release details, the Companies legal team insisted on this embargo?'

Note - this is not RMH

However , I personally don't believe that the unnamed companies reputation has been greatly tarnished by this thread.
It has had a chance to respond (& hasn't) & therefore a lot of people will now maybe be at least a LOT WISER when spending this amount of money on a Rib (with any Company).
In another respect it has 'opened' a few eyes to certain Rib Companies After-Sales support..

JK....
Can you kill this thread as it is now going nowhere


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