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Old 15 September 2016, 16:25   #21
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Ribcraft do make ally ribs to order & they are a work of art, but you need deeeep pockets😳


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Old 15 September 2016, 16:31   #22
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double deep than for Higfield the same size ?
I could not find any picture/movie of ALU RIBCRAFT

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I have found one:



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I have found RIBCRAFT PDF brochure:

Quote:
Durability
Aluminium is a tough material, it will survive
hard impacts and has the ability to withstand
permanent deformation without rupture.
Aluminium boats are much easier to repair,
dents can often be simply hammered out.
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Cost
Due to the material and manufacturing method
used to produce Aluminium hulls, the price is
approximately double that of its GRP equivalent.
So knowing that GRP Ribcraft are expensive I have to even multiply price for 2 ... really deep pockets are needed

http://www.vesterswatersport.nl/wp-c...chure_2014.pdf
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Old 15 September 2016, 17:25   #23
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Hi Mat,
I wouldn't worry too much. Some love GRP for the ease of creating new hull designs and the smooth slick look, others like Alu regardless of the slightly rougher look. Some have brand loyalty to companies they know and love, others try new things. The world would be a dull place if we were all the same.
Humber, Ribcraft, Redbay, Osprey etc are all cracking brands with brilliant proven products. Highfield are a relative newcomer using a different material and producing greater volumes of products (and made in the Far East). They are always going to have doubters, don't sweat it. If you love your boat (and judging by your posts you do), that's all that matters.
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I think they've missed a zero off their prices😳


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I wouldn't worry too much. Some love GRP for the ease of creating new hull designs and the smooth slick look, others like Alu regardless of the slightly rougher look. Some have brand loyalty to companies they know and love, others try new things. The world would be a dull place if we were all the same.
Humber, Ribcraft, Redbay, Osprey etc are all cracking brands with brilliant proven products. Highfield are a relative newcomer using a different material and producing greater volumes of products (and made in the Far East). They are always going to have doubters, don't sweat it. If you love your boat (and judging by your posts you do), that's all that matters.

I'd echo Chunk's sentiments Matt. You've done far more with your boat than half of the armchair boaters with shiny expensive boats parked on the drive. Your boat seems to suit your needs & you are using it to the full. Just enjoy it👍


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Do not worry. I'm OK
Just curious about other possibilities.
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Old 16 September 2016, 13:33   #27
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Here you go, I think this will solve your problem. It's easy, Just get one of these like another member did and you'll be done.

Cruise Desolation Sound by Zodiac SRA-750 Rib in 3 Minutes
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I have found also website about POLARIS boats

Polaris Inflatable Boats Europe | RIBS semi-rigid inflatable aluminum hull boats | neptune

Strange there are 2 sites (French and Canadian) but headquarters is in UK.
Not so many pictures or movies about these boats. Made in France:


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Do not worry. I'm OK
Just curious about other possibilities.
Not thinking about buying a second RIB are you Maciej ??! One left in Crete and the other for trailering to explore the fabulous bits of Greece & Croatia you keep finding
Flying to Crete would solve your winter break problem hahaha
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I just want to see other ALU RIB manufactures. What they offer and for what price.
There are not any (cheap) fly during Winter from Warsaw to Crete
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