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Old 06 October 2015, 13:27   #1
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Comments please, warts and all on the Ukraine built BRIG RIB. I have my own opinions and here in Australia they have a decent market share albeit through good marketing as "premium" and "Europe's number one RIB" which I would argue.

What is the real European opinion of them and why?

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Old 06 October 2015, 13:34   #2
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I've seen a lot of them along the US/Canadian border.

The build quality is on par with Chinese origin inflatables.

PVC = Not very UV stable material, mediocre quality adhesives with about a 4-7 year life expectancy, glued air-holding seams on their older boats

Hypalon/CSM = Very thin material, not very high quality (I've seen it degrade in to canvas-like topside feel in less than 10 years)

Fiberglass = Thin, lots of spiderweb crazing after a few years of use

Upholstery = Wood backer rots after a few years

Also, they use a generic Bravo valve assembly.

I'm not intentionally dumping on the brand, but this is what I've seen with the brand as they've came through for service.

You get what you pay for... if you want to buy cheap boats and dump them every few years like a Daewoo car, then it'd be okay.
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Old 06 October 2015, 15:00   #3
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I've seen a lot of them along the US/Canadian border.

The build quality is on par with Chinese origin inflatables.

PVC = Not very UV stable material, mediocre quality adhesives with about a 4-7 year life expectancy, glued air-holding seams on their older boats

Hypalon/CSM = Very thin material, not very high quality (I've seen it degrade in to canvas-like topside feel in less than 10 years)

Fiberglass = Thin, lots of spiderweb crazing after a few years of use

Upholstery = Wood backer rots after a few years

Also, they use a generic Bravo valve assembly.

I'm not intentionally dumping on the brand, but this is what I've seen with the brand as they've came through for service.

You get what you pay for... if you want to buy cheap boats and dump them every few years like a Daewoo car, then it'd be okay.

That about sums them up
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Old 06 October 2015, 15:29   #4
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Europe's number one rib... Interested to know the metric behind that? Unit sales would seem the most logical but if that is the case the must have loads in other parts of Europe.
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Old 06 October 2015, 15:52   #5
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I wouldn't have one given


.....sh1t happens.......
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Are they priced according to the quality commented on above ?
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That about sums them up
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Yep...sure does.
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I dont have one but has anyone seen them fail? and if so what was the nature ofthe failure.
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Old 07 October 2015, 05:08   #10
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I dont have one but has anyone seen them fail? and if so what was the nature ofthe failure.
Just for starters, plenty more where they came from

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