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Old 27 June 2009, 17:57   #1
Country: USA
Town: SoCal
Boat name: Na
Make: AB
Length: 3m +
Engine: Outboard, gas
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 9
Anyone have experience with Allmand Ribs? Help!

I have discovered what seem to be pretty nice Ribs on iBoat from Allmand. I have been talking to the owner, but am uncomfortable with the fact you don't see any used or even new ones except 2009 models from them direct.

I understand they make great regular boats, for decades. Owner claims they have been in Ribs for 10 years.
No dealers around, no 2007s, 2008s, etc.

Help would be appreciated.

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Old 27 June 2009, 22:48   #2
Country: USA
Town: Windsor CT
Boat name: Blue Moon
Make: ribcraft 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 hp honda
MMSI: 338051172
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 139

I've had ribs since 1992 and am unfamiliar with the brand. I would ask where are they made and by whom, also, are the tubes PU, PVC or Hypalon. Hypalon is your best bet for a quality set of tubes that will last a long time and can easily be fixed if needed.
Before I make a decision, I would want those questions answered. Also, can the owner give you a few current users to call? Last but not least, have you sea trialed the boat?

I know I haven't given you any answers, but I hope I have given you questions to ask.

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