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Old 14 June 2006, 11:38   #31
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Remember there's no such thing as bad publicity!

Anyway, what do I know about marketing? It's all a load of bollox! I'm going to grab the jacket to my Jaeger suit, throw it on over my Austin Reed shirt, switch off my HP PC, leave the building and drive home in my Mercedes Benz, change into my Mustos and take the Scorpion out for a blast.

Brands? Pah!

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Old 14 June 2006, 12:01   #32
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Remember there's no such thing as bad publicity!

Anyway, what do I know about marketing? It's all a load of bollox! I'm going to grab the jacket to my Jaeger suit, throw it on over my Austin Reed shirt, switch off my HP PC, leave the building and drive home in my Mercedes Benz, change into my Mustos and take the Scorpion out for a blast.

Brands? Pah!

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Now thats just being Swanky
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Old 14 June 2006, 12:06   #33
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Yep, sorry! It was for RIVA's benefit really
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Old 14 June 2006, 12:10   #34
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ow too sel a ribb
i av ad a braynwaiv.

starrt a thred onn a popyewlar botin fourum axin ow too sel a rib. i bett itt wud jenerate lodes ov de frea publisitty. i wunder wy noewan az thort ov dis beforr. fuk mee iym a jeenius.


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Old 14 June 2006, 12:12   #35
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Thank you for all your input. Donutsina, please tell me why you view the brand name as weak.
I don't know if it's along the same lines as donuts is thinking, but the name will be almost impossible to research using something like google.. If you search for "Solent Rib", "Avon Rib", "Ballistic Rib", "Humber Rib", "Scorpion Rib", etc, you will find references to these ribs on the first page of the results.. I accept Prime Rib have only just started, but even 12 months down the line, if you search for "Prime Rib", your only going to end up with page after page of recipes to look through..

As for selling on ebay, these people, (clicky,) nearly always seem to have ribs for sale, never seen one sold via ebay yet.. It's going to cost to list, and set a reserve, for no visible return.. I am fairly sure Riva has used ebay, (could be wrong,) but not as his main outlet.. I would guess it has taken them years to build up the market they have.. Your going to have to be patient Bruce, (unless your like Leeway, and aim at the cheaper end of the market,) and wait awhile before people come a'flocking.. I bet Solent Ribs didn't take off overnight..
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Anyway, what do I know about marketing? It's all a load of bollox! I'm going to grab the jacket to my Jaeger suit...
Jaegar need to improve their marketing, I always thought their stuff was just for old women..
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Old 14 June 2006, 12:38   #37
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I am also interested, SlimTim, in the comment about self tappers and washers on the jockeys. Please elaborate?
When I opened up your jockey seat I noticed it was secured down with self tappers, as are the seats on most ribs. These self tappers didn't have any washers under there heads to spread the load! Screws on their own in this situation is a no no as under extreme loading they could potentially pull through.

Its only a little thing but its all about attention to detail. On my rib build i've used nice big 25mm penny washer under every screw. I've also used quality ss hinges and sunk all the hinge screws into meaty blocks of hardwood to prevent them pulling out.

The people buying your ribs might not appreciate the benefit of having those washers when they buy the boat, but they would question why there weren't any if their seats came unstuck in a rough sea! They would also tell the world about what happened and we all know that si not a good thing.

Hope that helps Bruce! Good luck.

EDIT: Maybe you could sell one of the ribs at a reduced price if the new owner is willing to have a little more "Prime" branding on the tubes than you might normally have. Perhaps a website and telephone number as well?
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Old 14 June 2006, 12:40   #38
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Intersting thoughts about Google. Here is the counter view.

"Prime Rib" is instantly memorable as a name, precisely because it is a food as well as a boat company.

First time round, is Solent, Avon, Ballistic, Humber, Scorpion memorable if you are not marine aware? We could easily have been Hamble Ribs or Lymington Ribs..... or Trafalgar Ribs.....

www.primeribs.co.uk is currently a holding page only. For 500 or so quid it becomes a serios small website, but perfectly formed, and we can drive "Prime Ribs" up the more improtant search expression of "Rib boat purchase" in the UK, to be in the top three finds.

Today, the top three finds include only Barnet Marine - hardly a brand!

No other manufacturers in the top 20 hits.
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Old 14 June 2006, 12:43   #39
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and as to load spreading on the self tappers- have emailed the guy who has done all the outfitting and will take his advice. If he agrees we have cut corners (due to time), all will be replaced before a boat is delivered...

Thank you
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Old 14 June 2006, 12:45   #40
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yes we use e bay a lot.
for the low end stuff sub 5k

some nice brands there richard swanky definatly if they are all 2006 model



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