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Old 18 April 2006, 03:09   #21
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The hull that was allegedly (and disputed by Leeway) splashed from was, in the experience of the hard boat boys, excellent in its original form. I have only seen one hull and it was less than straight. However, everyone makes mistakes and IF the laminator has corrected whatever went wrong, then look at a good sample of hulls that he has made and judge for yourself. The origins of the hull “design” have been gone into at great length on the hard boat forum and it is worth reading if you are interested in forming your own conclusions.....
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Old 18 April 2006, 03:11   #22
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Yes it is a good boat. I have one which we bought in September and we have used it throughout the winter.
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Old 18 April 2006, 03:13   #23
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Its a good boat

Forget the holyer than thou brigade and have a good look at the product
Pho Lee & talk to the guy

arfter all what isint splashed these days most garments to name but one
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Old 18 April 2006, 09:03   #24
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Please come and test our ribs for yourself, i know you'll see we have a high standard and produce excellent sea handling ribs.
We have 100% positive feedback from all my customers (how many boat manufactures can say that?).
Our order book is getting very full so please order soon as our prices have to increase and will very soon.

please view as many ribs as you can before coming down to view ours as i know you'll be more than impressed.

anyone out there want to see our new 8.3m rib she will be at RIB EX .
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The quality is in a league of it's own!
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Old 19 April 2006, 03:56   #26
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My only view of a Leeway rib was based on seeing this one pictured. I assumed that the "banana shape" or "hook" to the hull was a manufacturing error. Leeway have confirmed that they are all like this and it is a design feature to improve rough water performance.
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Old 19 April 2006, 04:05   #27
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. Leeway have confirmed that they are all like this and it is a design feature to improve rough water performance.
interesting design that is.......

a question for Leeway... why is the design in the port side only?
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Old 19 April 2006, 04:34   #28
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I assumed that the "banana shape" or "hook" to the hull was a manufacturing error. Leeway have confirmed that they are all like this and it is a design feature to improve rough water performance.
I see, ...very innovative!...Leeway, could you explain this feature in a little more detail, and exactly what it does at the various speeds?

I spoke with Steve Baker about this yesterday, and he's now thinking of coming out of retirement, building a boat, and letting the mould 'sag' when it's still green, so as to exploit this new phenominum! ....He also said, have you performed the same miracle on his 25? (or as you call it, your 8.3)
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We have the same design on the 4.9, 6.3, 7.3 and 8.3m and yes we have tried and tested(even at speed) the design and have 100% positive feedback in all areas of performance and handling.

we have a 9.3m under development at the moment,it will be available at the end of the season. place order now to cut waiting times and recieve our pre booked discount..
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...Leeway, could you explain this feature in a little more detail, and exactly what it does at the various speeds?
In other words, how does it work??
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