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Old 08 June 2004, 12:07   #1
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Can We Have A Members Poll Jk

after the comments from some members regarding new boats and ribex
could we have a owners poll like the J D POWERS CAR poll with ribs instead
list all of the makers list size of boats ie 0m to 5m then 5m to 8m and so on and we could all vote on which we think are best
then if new to ribbing we could look at which makers make the top five and why so we could then avoid the very bad ribs
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Old 08 June 2004, 12:19   #2
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Nice idea but who is going to be against there own Rib! Not many I bet, but a good idea all the same!
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Old 08 June 2004, 13:12   #3
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Maybe marks out of 5 for different areas, ie. quality of construction, after sales support, etc.?
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Old 08 June 2004, 14:36   #4
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I think that to have a list of ribs in quality/class/ability etc order would lead to those who are unable to afford or have different priorities preventing them from buying the "best" to feel that maybe they are not as respected or serious or indeed know what they are doing.
We all enjoy our sport whatever vessel we own and I feel that to introduce a ribbing "class" list would be detrimental to the forum.
Lets face it, as has been said, we all love our own ribs for our own reasons....if someone is new to the sport let them ask of us our various opinions and from that make a more educated decision on which rib suits their needs.
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Old 08 June 2004, 14:59   #5
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I agree Solitaire, Its me that decides what i buy. Which magazine tries to force their opinions on people and 95% of the time they talk crap. As you say we all want different things for different reasons...i think people who buy Black Ribs are crazy cos they get red hot in the sun...but then what do i know?
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Old 08 June 2004, 15:15   #6
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Maybe instead of a poll on new boats maybe we should do a survey of older boats and how they stand up to the test of time, lets face it if you buy a brand new boat today its more than likely to still be floating a year or two's time,ok maybe with a few silly faults or crappy finishes, but what about ten years down the line ? i bet there's not that many 10-15 year old boats still floating and i bet i could make an educated quess which manufacturers they are made by !!
Or as an alternative maybe it should be engines we run a survey on as its not normally the boats that go wrong but rather the engines we tend to experience the most difficulty with, mine of course being no exception as its constantly letting me down.

just an idea though !!
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Like the idea of engine poll that sound good to me!
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Old 08 June 2004, 16:03   #8
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i bet there's not that many 10-15 year old boats still floating and i bet i could make an educated quess which manufacturers they are made by !!
Well they are a few RIBs and SIBs (some since 1980!) and you wont believe the names of the manufacturers
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but then what do i know?
Answers on a postcard please!!!!

I really can't see the point of a poll, how can an owner of say a 4 metre rib give an "educated" opinion on say which 8 metre to buy?

I think what is needed is a Ribnet "boat test" every so often, where JK and a few wise (might be a difficult one to find) forum members get to try a demo boat for a weekend, and then report on it!
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Old 08 June 2004, 16:23   #10
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Answers on a postcard please!!!!
I think what is needed is a Ribnet "boat test" every so often, where JK and a few wise (might be a difficult one to find) forum members get to try a demo boat for a weekend, and then report on it!
You are welcome to try the FALCON 640SR and the 700RSR and the Watercraft 5 mtr in Greece in October if you like
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