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Old 13 November 2003, 17:13   #1
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Another one seeking advice, I am looking for a 5 - 6 metre package and trying to find feedback on smaller makers such as Solent Ribs, Porter Brothers etc in terms of build quality etc as their prices seem more reasonable and lead times better.
I like the Ribcraft but not their 6 month build time. or is it time for a trip to Guernsey?
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Solent Ribs i think use the old Tohatsu moulds and they have a pretty precise guy making them with Henshaw tubes. The company is lee fairweatheers so the mechanical side of it will be good and they use Henshaw Tubes.

Andre is better plaed to tell you about the Parkers, but they appear OK and the Prosports look like good deals
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I've been looking much like yourself for over a year and decided to go with Bembridge Outboards for a new avon 620 they have new and second hand with a few ribcraft check out their web site.
www.bembridgeoutboards.co.uk
If you call them speak to Jim his a good help
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Riblates, Guernsey is well worth the trip to demo a Pro Sport but not sure what the lead time is for a new rib from them now.
Give Jason a call, see www.prosportribs.co.uk for his contact details.
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Re: Alternative makes

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trying to find feedback on smaller makers such as Solent Ribs, Porter Brothers etc
I thought that Porter Bros made the Solent RIBs hulls... anyway the Solent 7.1 looks very good in the water, and is very fast.
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I thought that Porter Bros made the Solent RIBs hulls... .

Oh really!
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Well it was Flanker that told me that
If he is wrong about the hull his name must be spelt wrong
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