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Old 03 August 2006, 11:13   #21
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[B]It would be interesting to know whether that person had an axe to gri[/B

wrong conclusion. I have not seen any work done by Mr. Tilley. I have no axe to grind against anybody. I said I know nothing about tubes and was repeating what I had been told period.

All I know is that the original tubes on my boat were wrong ( near fataility 4 miles out of Dover at 0100 hrs after about 40 hrs. However the manufacturer took the boat back and re-tubed it, and it has been Ok since.He did however, want me to pay for the work and I refused. You dont have to look far to know whom I am talking about.... Perhaps if Mr. Tilley had done my tubes - the accident would never had happened

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Old 03 August 2006, 11:14   #22
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By near fatality, should I assume you're now crippled for life, unable to work and living off the insurance settlement?
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Old 03 August 2006, 11:33   #23
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By near fatality, should I assume you're now crippled for life, unable to work and living off the insurance settlement?

I did'nt say it was me. The two crew members would have drowned A may day was sent and the Dover life boat came out and took the crew off.
The Rapier has 5 independent tubes. two starboard and two port linked by a bow tube going all the way around the bow going down 1 meter each-side. Weather was about a 4 and the speed was about 40 knts. Radar was on and showed negative.Without warning the bow tube blew and it took with it three tubes leaving the rear tubes either side. Payload was about 600 kgs front and 800 back. The 600 kgs front soon became about 1500 kgs and the boat was going to capsize..The bow tube didnt come off- it just blew and the bow wasnt snuffed.

Headlines in 1994 -- ( charlton tv) boat sinks at sea - loss of all hands.

Anway that was in 1994 and the boat has been great since, despite my appalling seamanship..

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Old 03 August 2006, 11:54   #24
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a long read but blimey what a polava - hope ur get a real good deal soon for the new tubes, 5k seems a lotta brass
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You have my full sympathy. Both myself and a certain Mr Cod have had first hand experience of dealing with a similar company that obviously didn't know the first thing about good customer relations, or keeping to their side of the bargain. I had the very same problem when my hull started cracking and I was offered a replacement. Only mine took 9 months to sort out with many agonising moments when I wasn't sure I'd ever see my rib again. At least Lencraft had some money to reimburse you and presumably weren't being chased by other creditors. I assume their cheque didn't bounce!
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vince email me your address and i will send you a sticker . thanks for the vote of confidence from codders ,cookee ect .ps stephen i have just retubed a humber and must say that the customer was very happy
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vince email me your address and i will send you a sticker . thanks for the vote of confidence from codders ,cookee ect .ps stephen i have just retubed a humber and must say that the customer was very happy
Fair enough, you're on the (very) short list of people I would approach for a quote if the worst happened. I have heard a lot of comment about your work and all of it has been good, which is a recommendation in itself because normally people only comment on something when it goes wrong!

I do however hope that my tubular problems will come to an end just as soon as the weather warms up and I can crack open some glue...
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Lads, can we please keep this on subject with Lencraft? cheers
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You have my full sympathy. ......with many agonising moments when I wasn't sure I'd ever see my rib again. At least Lencraft had some money to reimburse you and presumably weren't being chased by other creditors. I assume their cheque didn't bounce!
Thanks Erin - and we buy boats for R+R! You're right I knew at least they weren't sinking financially. On the contrary that may well be the root cause of their customer service issues in my case - too much market share with hitherto limited competition and not enough capacity to service it. Predictably there appears to be little capacity to recover problems - avoidable and otherwise.

The cheque is lodged - they could stop it but it's probably small beer to them if it means they can concentrate on more lucrative work.

BTW the reference to 5 grand is Euros at about 1.5 to a £stg. They could have written a cheque for twice that amount and it wouldn't make up for the hassle or loss of the entire season.
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You can't put a price on missing a season on the water, its sickening. I really feel sorry for you
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