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Old 12 November 2004, 16:00   #31
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No...she only came with a one year warranty, however Laurence has made several repairs after it expired. In fact, the engine was out of warranty by a few days and they are doing a deal on the engine mounts - I only have to pay labour, saving me £100's

Andy, itís interesting to hear about your experience with Revenger. One of the main reasons I bought a Tornado was that Laurence was one of only two people who took myself and my mum seriously when we asked about buying a RIB. A wasn't as clued up then either so flogging me a RIB would have been easy. It was the same when we went to buy a car Its pretty sad when you end up having to decide what to buy by who talks to you.

Might as well plug the other person: Rod at Marine Power Centre in Chertsey - when I enquired about Yam RIB's, after asking what I wanted he told me point blank not to buy one and did himself out of a possible sale. Have done lots of business with him since.
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Old 12 November 2004, 17:56   #32
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Could XS ribs be built by flecher ????? I read when it went tits up it was bought by some clever business man...... and ribs are getting more popular by the day ?????

They could also be building them in the back garden of Laurence's gaff
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Old 12 November 2004, 19:33   #33
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it's obviously falcon!
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Old 13 November 2004, 06:57   #34
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Andy, itís interesting to hear about your experience with Revenger. One of the main reasons I bought a Tornado was that Laurence was one of only two people who took myself and my mum seriously when we asked about buying a RIB.
Thats why we have one - Ribtec (which we went to the show with the intention of buying from) were not interested in doing a deal, put together a minimal spec on the back of a bit of scrap paper, and generally did not make us feel welcome. Just down the road however, Laurence showed us photos of all the options, arranged a test drive and put together a good deal package. Result - a sale for Tornado!

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Old 14 November 2004, 13:57   #35
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Can I add that Laurence was immensely fair and helpful when I was doing my researches and that Solent won over Barnet because of their relative proximity, and the faster hull and colours!
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Old 16 November 2004, 13:18   #36
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Let's hope when the boat finally slips into the water it doesn't sink!
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I saw your boat at barnet today waiting for its engine.... (at least I'm assuming the package for a 7m orange boat with a 200 opti was for you!). I guess it won't take them long to fit it out!

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Old 16 November 2004, 13:54   #37
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Ricky,

Have you picked up the clubs new Rib yet. Is this it, in the background of this pic?

http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....achmentid=9132

Post a few pics when you get the chance. I'm interested to see how she goes with the 115 opti as its much lighter than the 150.
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Old 16 November 2004, 19:32   #38
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Pettal

I saw your boat at barnet today waiting for its engine.... (at least I'm assuming the package for a 7m orange boat with a 200 opti was for you!). I guess it won't take them long to fit it out!

Ricky

Yup that'll be the one, there's a few pics on the gallery at the moment and will add more once I get a few more from LL @ Barnet.

LL told me tonight it will be ready for Friday am which is good as the weather appears to be ok for the weekend which will be handy!

They've done a superb job so far and as I've said before can't praise them enough.

Can't wait now.........3 days is just too long!!!
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Old 17 November 2004, 04:07   #39
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Have you picked up the clubs new Rib yet. Is this it, in the background of this pic?
Yep we picked it up yesterday, we will start the running in process this weekend. Some pics to follow soon.

SWGINN after your excellent "out of water RIB" photo, Ricky and myself have set ourself a challange to do better!!! I know a hard act to follow your pic was very cool, however a bit of competition is juts what we need to make us try harder!!
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Old 17 November 2004, 04:21   #40
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No...she only came with a one year warranty,
Are you sure? I thought all Merc / Mariners came with a two year warranty from new.
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