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Old 19 April 2014, 09:01   #11
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I know you cannot name names. Would you say the main UK Rib builders are OK or do even these cut corners sometimes?
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Old 19 April 2014, 09:04   #12
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I know you cannot name names. Would you say the main UK Rib builders are OK or do even these cut corners sometimes?
French builders tend to be the primary purveyors of tutt.
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Old 19 April 2014, 09:30   #13
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This boat is a ballistic, in there defence, as I haven't had my hands on a new one, there are very few that escape, you send the moulds somewhere else to get laid up and the quality can change dramatically, I know ribeye had a few light boats and I talk from experience when they were being made abroad, I've got no ties with coastline now but the hulls there were truly well made, it was there attention to detail on the finish that let them down, again trying to keep the cost down.
You can look at this with a different eye, if we could get the general public to learn that cheap boat aren't always a bargain and they are cheap for a reason then it would force the cowboys to step up a few runs, yeh right and my cocks a kipper!
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French builders tend to be the primary purveyors of tutt.

Oops that's my Zodiac devolving and falling apart soon- best I renew my flares or tie a long rope to the shore just incase!!
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That's dissolving ( damned predictive text)
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Old 19 April 2014, 13:49   #16
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That's dissolving ( damned predictive text)
Dunno I think it was pretty close


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This boat is a ballistic, in there defence, as I haven't had my hands on a new one, there are very few that escape, you send the moulds somewhere else to get laid up and the quality can change dramatically,
Mine's a newer build and it's not even the same deck-it's a moulded deck whereas that looks to have a glassed in deck. There's at least one more stringer in the hull too looking at that pic-not that it means anything.
It looks like the deck mould has been changed.


Did that one have twin tanks?
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Two tanks Nos, one in front of the other, don't panic mate, you'll have a heart attack, it's only a boat and everything is repairable, well almost everything
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Nos I thought you had already given yours "The Treatment" anyway. ?
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