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Old 09 October 2014, 17:02   #41
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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
All the more ironic that they use underhand marketing techniques rather than cough up 100 for trade membership here. Would you trust a company that uses fake posters to promote their products?
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Old 09 October 2014, 17:03   #42
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That's what I like about this forum.....eff all..

But I keep coming back .... Partly because I feel the need to make your (pikey Dave) ....small life, a bit more interesting

Spend your money on what you will .... You might live in a small terrace ... I don't ...you may live in a castle ..?I don't ....but I don't have the temerity to criticise you for where ever or whatever you live in and whatever you have chosen as home.

Some ribs may be better than others... like cars ....but I find it obtuse to criticise others purchases when we are all enjoying the same thing ...... surely it doesn't matter?

I own an old Maserati and go to car shows and I am as interested in the classic ford Capri as I am my own car .....and I don't sneer. I wouldn't buy a Capri but I appreciate that somebody has and what it meant to the development of Ford.

The trouble with these forums is people say what they wouldn't to your face!

Hey ho ......happy ribbing whatever the OP buys ...go with your gut... not this lot.
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Old 09 October 2014, 17:12   #43
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Guys guys can we remember the ethos of this forum of helping each other with sometimes banter taken and given but at all times when someone asks for information then it should be objective well founded and not subjective to score points. If we keep to the former then the forum will
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Old 09 October 2014, 17:13   #44
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That's what I like about this forum.....eff all..

But I keep coming back .... Partly because I feel the need to make your (pikey Dave) ....small life, a bit more interesting

Spend your money on what you will .... You might live in a small terrace ... I don't ...you may live in a castle ..?I don't ....but I don't have the temerity to criticise you for where ever or whatever you live in and whatever you have chosen as home.

Some ribs may be better than others... like cars ....but I find it obtuse to criticise others purchases when we are all enjoying the same thing ...... surely it doesn't matter?

I own an old Maserati and go to car shows and I am as interested in the classic ford Capri as I am my own car .....and I don't sneer. I wouldn't buy a Capri but I appreciate that somebody has and what it meant to the development of Ford.

The trouble with these forums is people say what they wouldn't to your face!

Hey ho ......happy ribbing whatever the OP buys ...go with your gut... not this lot.
How have you found the Brig going to Wolf Rock on Saturday morning to have a look at a couple of F500s not wanting jockey seats or anything offshore and its going to be far better than my current 4,5 mtr Lomac the guys on here are real enthusiasts and maybe if i really get the bug will invest in something a bit more suitable for offshore and take the hit on the resale value as obviously you get what you pay for !
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maybe if you'd posted a few pics of your recent maiden voyage on The Menai and subsequent trips you might encourage a better reception Max, but so far you ain't added many positive waves
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Old 09 October 2014, 17:46   #48
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That's what I like about this forum.....eff all..

But I keep coming back .... Partly because I feel the need to make your (pikey Dave) ....small life, a bit more interesting

Spend your money on what you will .... You might live in a small terrace ... I don't ...you may live in a castle ..?I don't ....but I don't have the temerity to criticise you for where ever or whatever you live in and whatever you have chosen as home.

Some ribs may be better than others... like cars ....but I find it obtuse to criticise others purchases when we are all enjoying the same thing ...... surely it doesn't matter?

I own an old Maserati and go to car shows and I am as interested in the classic ford Capri as I am my own car .....and I don't sneer. I wouldn't buy a Capri but I appreciate that somebody has and what it meant to the development of Ford.

The trouble with these forums is people say what they wouldn't to your face!

Hey ho ......happy ribbing whatever the OP buys ...go with your gut... not this lot.
Blimey, somebody's tired I thought my contributions to this particular thread had been pretty measured & considered.
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How have you found the Brig going to Wolf Rock on Saturday morning to have a look at a couple of F500s not wanting jockey seats or anything offshore and its going to be far better than my current 4,5 mtr Lomac the guys on here are real enthusiasts and maybe if i really get the bug will invest in something a bit more suitable for offshore and take the hit on the resale value as obviously you get what you pay for !
think ribeye do a similar size rib with the option of a bench seat, best of both worlds then n a reasonable resale value
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I own an old Maserati and go to car shows and I am as interested in the classic ford Capri as I am my own car .....and I don't sneer. I wouldn't buy a Capri but I appreciate that somebody has and what it meant to the development of ford
I'm confused. You are comparing classic cars to current RIBs. Not sure there are classic RIB shows. If there were they'd be dominated by SR4s I guess.

But part of what you admire at a car show is how they've finished their car. That's like getting Chris Cartons Rib and the MacRib and the Nugent collection... You know what they started with was a bit tired and then what they made is pretty darned gorgeous. Would I own a Pac22 ... Nope. Would I spend 10minutes admiring Nugent's... Yip.

Now take me to a modern car exhibition. There would be certain cars I'd look at. My car choices are not 'normal' so I may avoid the BMW stand etc. There would be cars I'd look at but never want to own... I suspect some very expensive - Bentley etc. Some 'affordable' but not my kinda car.. I might even look at a Fiat 500. I'd probably spend a lot of time on the Skoda stand.

Where would you not find me... ...the Chevrolet stand. Ugliest cars ever built. They think they are a brand to be proud of in the UK based on their US credentials. But they aren't.

Now take me to a rib show.. I'm sure I'd be seen around the 'out most peoples price range' stands. I'm sure you'd see me around the usual suspects of RibCraft, Humber etc. I like the Rib-X Aluminium range and think it may be the Skoda of ribs. I suspect Brig are the Chevrolet. They have brought a product designed for another market to the UK, thinking they can use the "its really popular in XYZ" arguement.

Now let's be clear in 13 years time I suspect my Son will be looking for a cheap and chearful car. Will I chase him away from a Chevrolet at auction if the price is right and the insurance and maintenance costs look sensible even if the body is ugly, and the engine not as powerful as he would like and the suspension gives poor ride quality. Certainly not. He will after all get more car for his money buying the less popular model.

Boats would be the same... Buy a brig new... Never. Buy a brig second hand from a dealer... Probably not. Buy a brig at auction because it appears at the right time for the right price and I'm not looking for the best boat... Suppose I might. But I'd be expecting more boat for money.

Now in 20 years time I may be sat saying Brig did something for ribs like you might for Capri being the affordable sporty car for the masses. In which case we might all be queuing up for Brigs like people are now for SR4s...
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