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Old 02 December 2008, 15:03   #1
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Anyone heard of this brand of RIB

Hi Guys

I am looking to buy a boat early next year. I have looked at a few things and whilst scouring ebay i found this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2009-MAXX-480-...742.m153.l1262

I was wondering if anyone has heard of this brand or has got any information on where they are built etc, seems good value but not sure on the quality,


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Old 02 December 2008, 15:24   #2
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chinese i beleive with pvc tubes ......can be imported for a lot less direct if you contact them

http://www.lianya-industry.com/english/allproduct.asp

http://www.made-in-china.com/showroo...catalog-1.html

http://www.inflatable-boats.com.cn/

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......can be imported for a lot less direct if you contact them
You mean "Tom" from Inflatable-Boats hasn't contacted you yet? He's been bothering me by email and MSN for months!
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You mean "Tom" from Inflatable-Boats hasn't contacted you yet? He's been bothering me by email and MSN for months!
He's tried registering on here a few times too...
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note the oversize tubes ,this long overhang at the transom increases wear on the tubes especially on pvc for early failure of tube to cone seam ,and means you can use a 4.5mtr hull on a 4.8mtr boat ,less internal length ,the best way to give increased support for a heavier engine is use a longer hull for the same overall boat length
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I am looking to buy a boat early next year.
Hi Matt,

If you have some room in your budget you would be getting far better value for money with one of these:

http://www.extrememarine.co.uk/new-5...iler-p-35.html
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The RIB you are interrested in looks a bit like mine, which is also from origin a chinese build.
But mine has a very clear much deeper V hull, with a total lenght of 4,7 mtrs.
And like that one, quite long tubes behind the transom, so internal lenght is simalor to a 4,5mtr RIB.
Ofcourse my RIB is not like the quality of a humber, osprey etc etc. No hypalon and the finishing detail could be better. On the other hand, the smaller zodiac's usually aren't hypalon either and have a less deeper V hull.
The price / quality of my RIB is right were it should be.

The website for europe is www.basemarine.eu , there are no pictures of my size the 470. But if you want I can send you a few.
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From the ad: "Each tube is carefully constructed by hand using only traditional cold gluing methods. Each seam is carefully overlapped and glued with a double taped seal added inside and out. The result is a tube seam that is 100% airtight."


Does anyone hand glue PVC? I thought all PVC tubes were welded...


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From the ad: "Each tube is carefully constructed by hand using only traditional cold gluing methods. Each seam is carefully overlapped and glued with a double taped seal added inside and out. The result is a tube seam that is 100% airtight."


Does anyone hand glue PVC? I thought all PVC tubes were welded...


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http://www.made-in-china.com/showroo...catalog-1.html

according to the link it states PVC ....but i think hypalon is avail as an extra

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Doesn't answer the question, though. Manufacturers went to PVC to avoid the labor involved in gluing up hypalon. It would be somewhat pointless to take a cheaper fabric and instill the labor back into the process.

So, if these boats are "hand glued", is the distributor only dealing with hypalon tubes?


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