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Old 20 October 2004, 10:52   #1
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Is The London Boat Show Worth Visiting To Buy A Rib

I'm going to buy a new rib. I want to see a selection at a boatshow and wondered if the London Boat Show was worth a look. I'm coming in from The Netherlands so do not want to waste four flights if there are not going to be any RIBs there. Ladies and gentlemen: your opinions als je blieft.
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Old 20 October 2004, 10:57   #2
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If you are interested in a Tornado, Zodiac, Marlin Cabin RIB, Possibly Ribtec or Ribcraft then yes. If not then no!
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Marlin Cabin RIB
Do they also make a cabin RIB?
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Do they also make a cabin RIB?
Have a look here: http://www.marlinboats.info/ribs/29efbcabin.shtml .
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Add XS-Ribs to that list also. I went last year and ended up buying. One thing for sure is You will get a better price at the boatshow.

I think I heard Solent Ribs are gonna be there too, but I could be wrong. Expect most mainstream RIB manufacturers to be there, ie: Avon, Valiant, Zodiac, etc.

There are some photos from last yrs show here to give you an idea of what its like:

London Boat Show 2004

Worth going even to look at the engines!! I'm going next year definitely. By the way International Visitors get a special pass to get in free if you plan to go more than one day and there is also an International Visitors Lounge!!
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Taitharris, nearer the time, have at look at their website and there will probably be a list of exhibitors so you can judge for yourself whether the selection is worth a trip! The website is http://www.londonboatshow.net/ but no exhibitor list yet . HTH
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Prepare for spam!!! Should we open a book on the first dealer to contact you?
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That one you ment. OK
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Do they also make a cabin RIB?
Howabout these

http://www.ribsltd.co.uk/CabinRIBs.html
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http://www.eurocommuter.com/
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http://www.aquaflyte-ribs.com/

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