Originally Posted by Chris Caton
thats a bit harsh, maybe some early ribeyes had issues, but i doubt you would find much wrong with more recent ones! any rib can have tube issues, when we bought our brand new Revenger it had to go back to get leaks sorted in the seams and the Avon SR4 I bought last year needed to be re-tubed due to the tubes being knackered, but bought it knowing that so no complaints from me
Well as I say I never had a ribeye and if they are improved. Great!
Mind you I have yet to see one afloat with out the top of the tubes all sun faded and shabby!!
My dad bought a revenger 27ft powerboat (not a rib) in the early 90s and all the transom cracked within a month but to be fair they had it back repaired and strengthened it up and it's still going strong today without a mark on it!
I have had 2 sr4's and on my third Avon. Never had an issue. Not saying they dont as you pointed out! :-)