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Old 26 December 2009, 06:02   #31
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The ad does say in need of work, which is maybe an underestimated phrase considering its history.

I believe its brilliant at going around left corners lol.

To cut Lee some slack its not totally gash value must be around 700 considering the work the hull and top deck is going to require to make it as good as std again.
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Old 30 December 2009, 14:43   #32
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Leeway ribs have no links or connections to a so called scarab 28 or 30..
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Leeway ribs have no links or connections to a so called scarab 28 or 30..
Lee you better get yourself onto the Boat Mad Forum and get them corrected. There are 2 threads that feature a photo of this boat at your premises.
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thanks for info Doug

If i can be bothered to go to a site i don't like and waist my time i'll check it out
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To drag a thread up from the depths....

... are these Leeway Ribs still super controversial ? Would someone be blacklisted from Ribnet events if they had one (or would you not expect them to last that long!)??

Stumbled across an advert & looked like an interesting price, and lightweight could potentially be a good thing if it means cheaper running costs. I'm a wuss anyway so wouldn't be out in anything to test the more classic manufacturers.
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Old 31 October 2010, 12:29   #37
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There have been some allegations about the design origins of Lees RIBs, which I'm really not qualified to comment on so I don't have an opinion.

As far as the built boats themselves are concerned I have seen a few.

The ones I have seen in person have looked nice, a little lightly built, and maybe not the best finished of boats, but Lee built them to a price and you'd probably not be choosing one to cross the Atlantic anyway.
They do appear to represent good value for money.

The consoles and seat pods I've seen have been similar.

However I have seen some images that appear to show at least one RIB that wasn't quite straight, maybe it was taken out the mould too soon, I don't know.

I believe that a second-hand Leeway should be approached in the same way as any other, with an open mind and a good inspection, and honestly believe they could be a good buy on a budget.

The design origins if I had more info would be an Issue for me should I be buying new, but second-hand would be less worrying.

Oh, any anyone that blacklisted you for owning one should grow up.

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Oh, any anyone that blacklisted you for owning one should grow up.

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Hehe I'm sure they wouldn't really... I just know what it's like on here sometimes !
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I agree. Buy a Ribeye and I'll never speak to you.
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I agree. Buy a Ribeye and I'll never speak to you.
Well exactly ... I wouldn't want to speak to myself !! ;-)
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