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Old 01 October 2016, 11:59   #31
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James,

Thanks for chiming in and clarifying some facts. I will say I too was a bit skeptical and not too keen on the concept as the way your product & concept was described in earlier posts. For one thing I thought it was a "do it yourself" from China and you had to try to keep your own console for 6,500.

Knowing that the price includes the fitting and finishing (turn key) included in the price while maybe high for small rib owners where their rib is valued less than the cabin itself, it definitely changes things and is much more reasonable for the ones who do indeed need a cabin. There are so many used 7m-8m open commercial & rescue ribs that would benefit greatly with a cabin added.

May I ask where you build these cabins and where you fit and finish the clients ribs?

Are their larger cabin models available that will give you a bit more elbow room and could you post some photo's of ribs that you have fitted with your cabins? I'm curious how you attach and seal the cabins to the rib.

Very interested to see the way the interior looks and how a side & rear profile of these cabins look on a finished rib. Tried looking on your website but with the photo's shown I was not able to get a good idea or feel of how product product was finished on a rib or how the interior looks.

On rib.net we can never get enough pictures. We're looking forward to seeing them.

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Old 01 October 2016, 12:12   #32
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James,

Thanks for chiming in and clarifying some facts. I will say I too was a bit skeptical and not too keen on the concept as the way your product & concept was described in earlier posts. For one thing I thought it was a "do it yourself" from China and you had to try to keep your own console for 6,500.

Knowing that the price includes the fitting and finishing (turn key) included in the price while maybe high for small rib owners where their rib is valued less than the cabin itself, it definitely changes things and is much more reasonable for the ones who do indeed need a cabin. There are so many used 7m-8m open commercial & rescue ribs that would benefit greatly with a cabin added.

May I ask where you build these cabins and where you fit and finish the clients ribs?

Are their larger cabin models available that will give you a bit more elbow room and could you post some photo's of ribs that you have fitted with your cabins? I'm curious how you attach and seal the cabins to the rib.

Very interested to see the way the interior looks and how a side & rear profile of these cabins look on a finished rib. Tried looking on your website but with the photo's shown I was not able to get a good idea or feel of the product was finished on a rib or how the interior looks. Looks like your website is still maybe under construction.

On rib.net we can never get enough pictures.

Cheers
Hi Sailrib,

You are correct in that the prefabricated ribshield range is best suited to 7m+ ribs. We are however developing something which will look different and better for the 5m-7m market.
We manufacture on 2 sites. Galway in Ireland and not far from Cardiff in Wales. Nothing is china made or imported.

Attached are a few internal images of some of the projects we have completed recently. Both ribshield and other bespoke cabin work.

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Old 01 October 2016, 12:43   #33
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@ Nos4r2, I think I remember you visiting the stand, Tall, young chap, long fair hair and possibly glasses? If that is you then I distinctly recall that you were on and off the stand within 30 seconds. You asked how much it was, then made a comment about being better off buying a new cabin rib altogether and then left. My partner and I even commented on how brief it was.
Might have been me, and my comment was that for what I'd sell my boat for plus the cost of your cabin I could buy a 2nd hand cabin rib of around the same age.
I said 'large' not giant cutaway btw, and I like the idea of the sidepanels, even more if they're removable.

I didn't ask about the height because I realised after seeing the size of the cabin that I'd be better off buying and fitting a full cabin console.
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Old 01 October 2016, 12:45   #34
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James,

Thanks for chiming in and clarifying some facts. I will say I too was a bit skeptical and not too keen on the concept as the way your product & concept was described in earlier posts. For one thing I thought it was a "do it yourself" from China and you had to try to keep your own console for 6,500.

Knowing that the price includes the fitting and finishing (turn key) included in the price while maybe high for small rib owners where their rib is valued less than the cabin itself, it definitely changes things and is much more reasonable for the ones who do indeed need a cabin. There are so many used 7m-8m open commercial & rescue ribs that would benefit greatly with a cabin added.

May I ask where you build these cabins and where you fit and finish the clients ribs?

Are their larger cabin models available that will give you a bit more elbow room and could you post some photo's of ribs that you have fitted with your cabins? I'm curious how you attach and seal the cabins to the rib.

Very interested to see the way the interior looks and how a side & rear profile of these cabins look on a finished rib. Tried looking on your website but with the photo's shown I was not able to get a good idea or feel of how product product was finished on a rib or how the interior looks.

On rib.net we can never get enough pictures. We're looking forward to seeing them.

Cheers
Hi Sailrib,

I'll post some images on the classifieds trade area as I cannot on this general discussion thread.

With regards to your other question we manufacture in Galway, Ireland and near Cardiff, Wales. I'll pm you with the other answers.

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Old 01 October 2016, 12:49   #35
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Might have been me, and my comment was that for what I'd sell my boat for plus the cost of your cabin I could buy a 2nd hand cabin rib of around the same age.
I said 'large' not giant cutaway btw, and I like the idea of the sidepanels, even more if they're removable.

I didn't ask about the height because I realised after seeing the size of the cabin that I'd be better off buying and fitting a full cabin console.
No harm no foul friend :0) And yes they are removable.

Let's remember why we get out there in the first place. To enjoy ourselves

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I like the look of that development
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Let me tell you that GRP manufacturing is an expensive and highly skilled yet dying profession. Not as many youngsters are getting into the game as there used to be.
In Poland there are whole areas (near Baltic Sea or Mazury - called "land of thousands lakes") with plenty (small, medium, big) boats manufactures.

If you have a lot orders (I wish you) I can contact you with some Family businesses - really good quality (even infusion is possible) for really good price I suppose. Employees and owners are second or third generations of boat builders. Whole life in GRP development.
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