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Old 09 April 2005, 14:23   #1
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Best of the Best?

Taking the premiss that Ribing is the finest (well almost!!!) activity know to man or woman,
and also that a Rolls Royce is perceived as a superior form of transport to a Kia,
I am curious as to the many members of the Fourum's views as to the relationship of all the Rib Manufacturers to each other. Revenger better than Scorpion. Humber to Halmatic, that sort of thing.

The reason for my question is that I take delivery of my new Zodiac Pro-3 6mtr with E-Tec 90 next week and have been curious to see where Zodiac stand in the eyes of the people who know RIB's best.... You lot.
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Old 09 April 2005, 14:41   #2
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...also that a Rolls Royce is perceived as a superior form of transport to a Kia,


I love my KIA!! Cheaper to run than a Rolls, Cheaper to Insure, easier to park, and way better off road!
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Old 09 April 2005, 15:31   #3
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i have just sold my zodiac 9 man, and i have much good to say bout zodiac, in btheir section of the rib market they are very competitively priced, and have a very good finnish to the product, however their hulls design although are very good and efficient, are not suited to what british seas mostly demand of a rib, but i would choose them over say a valiant, for aesthetic reasons, i like them better than bombard, basically for the money you pay, you get a great boat! humber over halmatic, bu im biased, ive just bought one, erm scorpion over revenger...
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Well, that got a lot of response. Thanks!! So glad I asked.
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Think the problem is that there are so many answers and opinions. Whats the best motorbike or whats the best car? The list and argument would go on forever. The best Rib is the one you own that leaves you smiling at the end of the day.. imho

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Old 13 April 2005, 14:11   #6
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I think they're a bit like wives; the best one is the one you can't quite afford.
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zodiac are ok but i don't think that they are up to the quality of some British built Ribs i think that the pro range make good family inshore liesure craft but are not really suited to offshore seas because there hulls are a bit shallow, But it all depends on what one want's to use it for, So for skiing and haveing fun with the family and friends you could do alot worse than buying a zodiac. I like there pro open range they have deeper and stronger hulls more suited to ventureing further out to sea.
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Nothing wrong with Kia's here either pal.....
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and way better off road!

Really Jim, we both know thats BULLS***

Still, the 101 winch pulled it out eh.................


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Really Jim, we both know thats BULLS***

Still, the 101 winch pulled it out eh.................


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Yeah, ok, fair cop, I posted that before visiting your good self!

Will post photo as soon as I've downloaded the 84meg file containing the car saga...

(P.S., Cheers for a great day andy!)
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