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Old 01 May 2004, 11:04   #1
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Check this out

Zodiac has a new boat out for consumers that looks tough!
http://www.zodiaccz7.com
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Old 01 May 2004, 12:01   #2
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Now that's a bloody rib!!! Especially like the seats and carbonfibre dash!! Watched the online vid. Incredible

I want one!!

My fave pic; caption says it all!!

"The CZ7's shock mitigation system means this will be a safe and soft landing."
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Nice video unfortunately it is a Zodiac
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Old 01 May 2004, 15:15   #4
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What have you got against Zodiacs Bogi?


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Old 01 May 2004, 16:32   #5
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JK, not much really, nice products they are making however when I was selling boats in the past I was selling Sillinger (SIB) and later Avon and we gave Zodiac dealer in Iceland hard time and that was heck of a fun so that is colouring my view towards Zodiac.
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Wow, the movie is incredible.
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Wow, the movie is incredible.
the vid is awesome, those seats look expensive!!!
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isn't this a bit like the Ribcraft 'mitigator' with a similar 'shock mitigation system'?

www.ribcraftusa.com
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They are similar concepts, although I would say that Zodiac are definitely leading on the marketing hype. At least they've got some waves in their video !

As far as I can see they are both very conventional RIBs fitted with big consoles and Ullman suspension seats. They certainly look like great boats, but I can't see that they are quite as revolutionary as they are made out to be.

If anything I would say that the Ribcraft is more "cutting edge" than the Zodiac as it has the full Ullman system including handle bar controls.

Perhaps we could arrange a back to back test

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Looks fantastic - so tyically Yank in concept - should be a winner - just like the Hummer - the fact the Hummer is really no better than a Land Rover and often LESS well suited to the job is neither here no there - the Yanks are great at glamour and that is what sells!!!

Bet we wont see one of these beating the Revengers etc in the Round Britain record runs.................
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