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Old 31 October 2010, 14:16   #41
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Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
I agree. Buy a Ribeye and I'll never speak to you.
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Old 31 October 2010, 14:23   #42
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Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
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Ribtec would be relieved. They have a reputation to protect.

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Old 01 November 2010, 12:04   #43
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Originally Posted by LeewayComposite View Post
Leeway ribs have no links or connections to a so called scarab 28 or 30..
that's quite funny, i can place the boat in your old yard, i know where it is now and i know who purchased it, by looking at the hull repairs and the damaged topside it's plain to see it's been turn over and what it was used for
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Old 01 November 2010, 12:34   #44
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Originally Posted by Nasher View Post

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.

nasher that is one of the best diplomatic posts i have ever read, the way you dont say that leeways ribs are cheap,splahed,crap is amazing

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