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Old 11 July 2007, 12:09   #1
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Expensive backrest!

I nearly just had a heart attack. One of the back rests on Evolution has been slightly damaged. I rang Fairweather marine several weeks ago and thought I'd ordered a new one, at £109+vat. Hadn't heard anything from them so just rang again. No record of my order. Never mind. Ordered another, and asked about the price. This time they said it would be £296+vat!!!! That is just for the stainless, no upholstery. I was absolutely amazed. How on earth can a single winged backrest cost that much?! Suffice to say I have now decided to get a fabricator to weld the old back back together.
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Old 11 July 2007, 12:22   #2
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I was considering getting some of those new wing back ones RIBCRAFT fit on their boats now once I'd saved some money. If they are anywhere near that price I think I'll spend my spondoolies on something else and put up without the latest RIB fashion accessory.
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I was considering getting some of those new wing back ones RIBCRAFT fit on their boats now once I'd saved some money. If they are anywhere near that price I think I'll spend my spondoolies on something else and put up without the latest RIB fashion accessory.
Nick,

They were from memory fairly expensive, but the kids feel more secure in them.

One downside is moving around the boat will be easier on yours,on mine you cannot move move north south between the seats.
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I paid £493.60 for 4 x winged backrests on my Ribcraft this time last year.
Pricey, but definitely give extra feeling of security when in rough water.
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I paid £493.60 for 4 x winged backrests on my Ribcraft this time last year.
Pricey, but definitely give extra feeling of security when in rough water.

Was that £500 each or £125 each? And where these from RIBcraft?
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Was that £500 each or £125 each? And where these from RIBcraft?
No! Not £500 each!! ... ~£125 each - and yep, that was from Ribcraft boys.
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With wings but no upholstery, is that right?
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Pretty worthless without the upholstery and a misleading guide price if thats the case.

How much for the whole set up, per seat and do they fit straight in to the old backrest holes ?
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Pretty worthless without the upholstery and a misleading guide price if thats the case.

How much for the whole set up, per seat and do they fit straight in to the old backrest holes ?
Nick, thats a really good price for a seat without upholstery and it's not misleading at all, why do you say that?
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'k - am not being particularly helpful, am I?! ... (I have the flu )

£493 or whatever, was the total price I paid for 4 upholstered winged side supports. I had them fitted when I bought the boat new, so not sure what holes they fit into, but I haven't noticed any "spare" holes on the backrest frames, so I'm guessing that they fit into the holes for a standard backrest.
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