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Old 08 October 2014, 18:46   #31
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mmm... so that was built in 2010 with a layout that is a bit different from their norm. The fact that in 4 years its not caught on might tell you something about the experiment?
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Old 09 October 2014, 02:17   #32
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mmm... so that was built in 2010 with a layout that is a bit different from their norm. The fact that in 4 years its not caught on might tell you something about the experiment?
Yep, it may even indicate that other manufacturers do a better job on 'leisure' layouts.
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Old 09 October 2014, 03:04   #33
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Yes think I might be giving this one a miss and carry on looking at alternatives

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Yes think I might be giving this one a miss and carry on looking at alternatives

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It's certainly a stray from the RC norm. Not seen one like that before & not sure if I want to see another. The fundamentals would still be sound though, hull/tubes/transom. Just "Odd" topsides
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Daring to be different and having a boat with a similar layout to the RC and using it in the same water.... I'd suggest for the uses the OP suggests it may be a good bet.

Better riding than the brig, probably a lot tougher and all with the practical aspect of a full 'leisure' lay out.

Different can work well or fail hugely. I'd still take the RC over the Brig....And for three on board with some bags etc the RC will still get you home even in the worst youre likely to run into around the Dorset coast.
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Ribtec 550 Freeway was a similar oddity.

Whilst "Different" can be better, it isn't always so!
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50000 units sold in 50 countries ..... Brig are not a back street manufacturer..the Aussies and USA are their biggest markets

I am happy with mine ....open your minds... And no bullet holes when it arrived!

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50000 units sold in 50 countries ..... Brig are not a back street manufacturer..the Aussies and USA are their biggest markets
Neither Australia nor the USA are known for their RIB markets - still a rare enough craft compared to the hard boats. Until recently, RIBnet didn't even apply trade membership to USA based companies "pour encourager les autres". Lada built a lot of cars. 15 billion dung beetles may have the numbers on their side, but I'm still having steak for dinner...

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