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Old 19 December 2013, 09:36   #1
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Has anyone ever come across one of these Ribs? Friend is looking at buying a second hand one - I have never heard of them. Any comments?
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Old 19 December 2013, 10:34   #2
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Is it a pink one for sale with 2 careful lady owners ?

A Highfield rib called pink panther completed the Round Ireland challenge this year.

You will find a thread on here covering the challenge, and the two ladies that skippered pink panther may be along shortly to comment.

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Old 19 December 2013, 11:58   #3
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Ask for Steve - he was with another Highfield on the RI
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Old 19 December 2013, 11:59   #4
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I haven't been out on one but did see them at a boat show earlier in the year. Looked nicely put together, saw a pink one which personally gave me the heave but each to their own!!
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Is it a pink one for sale with 2 careful lady owners ?

A Highfield rib called pink panther completed the Round Ireland challenge this year.

You will find a thread on here covering the challenge, and the two ladies that skippered pink panther may be along shortly to comment.

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Many thanks to all so far - question: are they all aluminium or did they ever make some in GRP?
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Old 19 December 2013, 18:32   #6
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I believe highfield were available in grp or Ali, although now sea swift (exclusive uk main agents for both I believe) have x pro onboard the highfield is offered only in ally.

From what I have seen, they are worth a look.
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Old 19 December 2013, 21:29   #7
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yes just call steve harrisson, he s really friendly and also did the round of Ireland on a second black and not pink highfield. cant say how they re cruising but they did the circumnavigation ...means something !
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The yacht charter company I was working for used a lot of these and they were terrible. Forever getting punctures through light use, royal pain in the arse.
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Old 20 December 2013, 02:41   #9
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The yacht charter company I was working for used a lot of these and they were terrible. Forever getting punctures through light use, royal pain in the arse.
The Round Ireland Challenge cannot be described as light use, and between the two Highfields, the only issue during the entire event was a blown nav light bulb.

On another note, Highfield make lightweight tenders and ribs; two very different products. The ribs have a proven track record with tough alu hulls and quality tubes from leading manufacturers.

Check out www.highfieldboats.com
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If it helps at all, the Highfields on the RI looked very accomplished, didnt seem to miss a beat in the seas, and were very reliable. They looked a good soft riding hull.
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