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Old 25 October 2012, 14:41   #11
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Old 25 October 2012, 15:58   #12
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Body work on these Dongfengs Steve is as good as Kleenex you slam the door and the roof pops up.

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Old 25 October 2012, 16:15   #13
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Body work on these Dongfengs Steve is as good as Kleenex you slam the door and the roof pops up.

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And Kleenex is the strongest for the jobs it does! Nutthin wrong with my Mitzy nor the Landcruisers - build quality A! and as for the extras ... well ....
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Old 25 October 2012, 16:59   #14
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XPRO Defenders and 3-D Tenders are sold by SeaSwift near Sidmouth. They are chinese imports and are offered with warranty etc., I've been to see them and they appear to be able to stand up to a fair amount. They do aluminium hull versions too, lighter but louder. (why is aluminium highlighted as a spelling mistake? Aluminum isn't)
The website shows a fair amount of detail........google XPRO
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Old 26 October 2012, 06:04   #15
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XPRO Defenders and 3-D Tenders are sold by SeaSwift near Sidmouth. They are chinese imports and are offered with warranty etc., I've been to see them and they appear to be able to stand up to a fair amount. They do aluminium hull versions too, lighter but louder. (why is aluminium highlighted as a spelling mistake? Aluminum isn't)
The website shows a fair amount of detail........google XPRO
Set your Chell Specker to UK Engrish instead of US Engrish
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Old 27 October 2012, 18:52   #16
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Sorry but can't help but drop in on this thread. As a UK manufacturer, I have had first hand experience of my own "loyal" clients being swayed by the cheap offerings of the Chinese and the result has been a very expensive mistake in the long run for them. Perhaps the most insulting/reassuring outcome is when they bring their Chinese built item to us to make good and perhaps more importantly MAKE SAFE prior to installation. Believe me, in my experience, the Chinese (from what I have seen) do not care one iota about a)quality b)safety c) customer satisfaction.

In conclusion: Buy British or reputable European.

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Old 27 October 2012, 18:57   #17
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Old 27 October 2012, 19:48   #18
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I just purchased a Seamax boat and am quite impressed with the quality of the boat and the reviews. I bought the Ocean 380 w/Allum floor and found the quality from floor to bags containing the floor and boat exceptional! The tubes are larger than most 12.5 foot comparable boats (17") and the five year warranty was the clincher. It's (Seamax) the only inflatable boat holding Department Of Fisheries ID plates in Canada.
The price of course was fantastic.
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Old 28 October 2012, 03:49   #19
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I've spent a fair amount of time over the last two years in boats made by LingBo - a copy of a VSR and what looks like a Tornado.

The Tornado copy was pretty good, I don't like the VSR but they do seem fairly well made and when you look at the prices of them, good value - will they last in the UK climate? Who knows but they seem to be holding up fairly well at the sailing center.

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Old 28 October 2012, 04:44   #20
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I think we all agree to a degree, it's all about money I can understand here in the uk wages and cost of liveing are more, I haven't got the answer, I would love to buy a branded rib/sib but the price is a big factor, even if things are mass produced in this country after the tax, vat, health and safty, rates, insurance, and all the rest of the bloody red tape how the hell can we compete, maybe if there are any MP'S reading you could say a few words, the only thing we dont pay is fun tax (I hope I haven't given them any ideas)
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