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Old 29 January 2006, 06:31   #1
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A guide to buying a rib..

...courtesy of ebay..

It kinda worries me, as my rib will be 10 yrs old this year..
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Old 29 January 2006, 07:23   #2
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A bit concerning that with his extensive experience as a yacht master and in the inflatable industry he didn't learn how to spell HYPALON or GEL COAT!!!

I love the way he says that Ribs are really safe because even if you puncture all the tubes they still stay afloat, but later says buying tubes 10 years old is "risking your life".
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Old 29 January 2006, 07:45   #3
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well, what a bag of s??t . to see it said it all. to read about it is somthing else, . does he know out obout RIBS ?????
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Old 29 January 2006, 08:54   #4
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motorbike accident so cant fit out a rib...but can do 100ft yacht delivery
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Old 29 January 2006, 09:30   #5
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A lot of waffle, my favourite bit has to be:

"Why buy a RIB?
They are basically like a life raft with a big engine on the back!"

If it only requires three days work to finish why doesn't he do it himself.
It has been on and off ebay for a while and he doesn't seem to be able shift it, wants a fair bit of money for it, starting bid of £2950

If it was a refurbished Searider that would be another matter..... and £1700 for the tubes by themselves I think he's been had! You can retube a 4m Rib and have them fitted professionally by a leading company Henshaws. Olmec, Paul Tilley etc for that money.
Lets hope people don't take his advice

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[QUOTE=Polwart] A bit concerning that with his extensive experience as a yacht master and in the inflatable industry he didn't learn how to spell HYPALON or GEL COAT!!!

Or Narwhal !!!!!

Didn't read the full article but that boat looks awful.
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If it was a refurbished Searider that would be another matter..... and £1700 for the tubes by themselves I think he's been had! You can retube a 4m Rib and have them fitted professionally by a leading company Henshaws. Olmec, Paul Tilley etc for that money.
Lets hope people don't take his advice

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Thats a lot less than I was quoted for my 4m Searider.
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Thats a lot less than I was quoted for my 4m Searider.
I have had quotes to retube mine for under £1500. This thread here illustrates a few retube prices.
Retubing of SR4

You may have specified Searider spec tubes though with wear patches etc, which would have bumped up the cost.

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What a load of drivel.

I like the bit where he says he doesn't like time wasters after making anyone half-interested wade through all his guff.

Also, nice to see the boat is chicken-proof (anti-fowled!)

Marvellous!
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Old 29 January 2006, 20:30   #10
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I have had quotes to retube mine for under £1500. This thread here illustrates a few retube prices.
Retubing of SR4

You may have specified Searider spec tubes though with wear patches etc, which would have bumped up the cost.

regards,

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Alex

I was made to feel an idiot a year ago after raising this point. Previous to this I was quoted £2500 to retube my Sea Rider. When I mentioned this on RIBnet 1 year ago I was ridiculed. So thinking I had got it wrong I asked for another quote from one of the names on here. I was quoted £2000 plus VAT for a basic job.

Anybody got a cheaper job done in Hypalon and got it to look like a Searider then please let me know.

Then I will eat my hat.

What some people say and what the workman/specialists are actually prepared to do are something different.

And at £2000 plus VAT = £2300 I think I'll go for the new replacement option which costs £3600 from BHG and can probably be brought down a few hundred quid.

But their again if I was going to start spending that sort of money I think I'll get a 6m RIB.

Thats the problem. You have a 20 year old Searider and you think you'll renew the tubes to get her back to new and get a few more years out of her. Unfortunately its nearly just as expensive to buy a new boat.
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only half of it

I checked out that link. He must have had a week off from his "busy life" to type all that. Wow. His mis-use of words sure does not do much to encourage believing in his general knowledge. How about "fast resonance Rescue boats"? Do these boats keep going, and going, and going....? Or boats made out of "fibreglass, wood, steal"? Maybe he was just emphasizing that his boat is a "steal". Poor guy needs to brush up a bit. Boat does look nice though...
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Old 31 January 2006, 16:55   #12
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What's a 'ridged inflatable'? Is it like a SIB with a ridge in it?

What a complete crock of shit that guy is talking.
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Oh I loved reading that… what a wally.

Oh and how come if the tubes spring a leak all is well. But his “mates” RIB was half submerged when the bow tubes became detached.

What I want to know is how come he can get away with suspending said RIB by the back door, my wife gets grumpy if my RIB is sat on the drive (“it looks messy and very orange” apparently)

JK can you let us all know if you find out he is a member of RIBnet…
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You are all laying into this guy with amazing spite over what he has written in an attempt to sell his boat.

You may have serious concerns with respect to his advertisement and possible misleading statements, however he is probably in blissfull ignorance about what is being said about his ad on this forum.

Rather than continuing this tirade, why doesn't one of you call him or email him, directing him towards this forum so he has a chance to answer back.

A lot fairer don't you think?
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A lot fairer don't you think?
What's "unfair" about it? The guy posts information in the public domain on this "interweb thingy" and supports his strange sales pitch with his professional qualifications…..

I work as freelance Ocean Yachtmaster (skipper) delivering yachts, power cruisers etc around the world, and I just trade on eBay when I can. I value my feedback, like most ebayers, and I will try to help you as much as possible.

(If your looking to have your yacht/ power cruiser transported to the med, why not give me a try? competitive rates, crew and costs can be covered by myself, fully commercially qualified up to 100 foot (depending on vessel), can also do Trans Atlantic crossing to Caribbean, BVI’s etc).


It doesn't seem unfair to expose it to a gentle bit of mocking, now does it?
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however he is probably in blissfull ignorance about what is being said about his ad on this forum
not anymore.
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Rather than continuing this tirade, why doesn't one of you call him or email him, directing him towards this forum so he has a chance to answer back
I did.

His reply:

I’ve had a look at the forum, interesting! I can understand they might think its bit strange that I just don’t do the work myself. The reason is as I said that I have a bad motorbike accident about a month ago and I’m in London (where I live) recovering (my knee got damaged). The rib is down in Chichester. I was meant to have work from just after charismas, but obviously I can’t at the moment. So I need some cash, I’m looking for delivery work to start in about two months when I should be able to walk again. The reason the rib was up for sale before was before was because I was about to start work and I just wanted to get rid of it. I think the tubes were made by Henshaws (I’m going to check tomorrow), and that’s how much they cost! They are custom made. I think I have covered most of the things that were talked about. Thanks again, Alex
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So what do the sub 5m lads think its worth then ?

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Well done Pete 7. Sounds a reasonable sort of chap to me. I don't think he deserves to be called a Wally.
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hmm...obviously, but I still wouldn't buy it-he really doesn't sound like he has a clue in the ebay ad. To be told so much conflicting stuff by a seller is one of the things that makes me walk the other way.
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