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Old 05 December 2005, 04:36   #41
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there is a lot to be said for having a look at what you cant see just as importantly as what you can see.....i am the same
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Yeah... probably... maybe the same reason a local boat builder (Hard boats and no-one on here.!!) won't welcome me back... well he did ask what I thought of his set up..... I think I was supposed to admire the elegant furniture in his craft and not lift all the hatches and poke around in the internal spaces...ho-hum...
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Old 05 December 2005, 04:38   #42
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Cookee, Paul I agree with what you are saying.

I don't know what your workload is but consider if you had to build say five hulls/tubes for the same order, would it be more or less cost effevtive for you to do so and would the quality standards be easier or harder to maintain.

I am not counting the costs of developing the mould or tube patterns as they would have already been done, I am just thinking of the production costs/effort
I don't think it would make much differance as to the costs - you would have to change your production techniques and employ more staff to produce more product. With more production it is then all down to the quality of the training and employing the right people to keep quality up and costs down.
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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I should add that we welcome people at our factory and are in the process of setting up a webcam so that customers can see thier boat being built!
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Old 05 December 2005, 05:57   #44
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that would be cool then we could all watch the action, would be like watching some live program like big brother


can we phone and prompt you if you are not working hard enough!!!!
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I should add that we welcome people at our factory and are in the process of setting up a webcam so that customers can see thier boat being built!
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Old 05 December 2005, 06:06   #45
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The guys in the factory might not be so keen! Anyone remember the Consumer prog on the TV a few years ago, when the cowboy washing machine repair guy was caught having a "five finger shuffle" behind the washing machine whils't being filmed on cctv?!! The "Housewife" was ironing in the dining room and he was pearing through the gap in the door. What the hell must his wife have thought?!!
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Old 05 December 2005, 07:41   #46
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can we phone and prompt you if you are not working hard enough!!!!

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Old 05 December 2005, 10:14   #47
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that would be cool then we could all watch the action, would be like watching some live program like big brother
Of course you can watch everything - all you need to do is place an order with the appropriate deposit .................. I think Kitten has adequately responded to your other remark ...............
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not a rumour pete fact i have seen two elite ribs with chipboard for the transom , the third elite rib i saw was a set of tubes only the hull was at the bottom of the sea after the two parted company .no longer in business obviously
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I collected a Merc from the factory Bremam and as far as quality is concerned Eg. after every thirty SLs are bulit one is taken off the line and checked if its not up to the mark it goes back to the start. only 2 RIB makers i know encourage you to see your boat at differance stages of build
Picton Cobra and Scorpion. My friend as a Fairline Phamton 42 and he will tell anybody that he wont take it out unless its a max of slight to mordrate as it will self destruct.
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only 2 RIB makers i know encourage you to see your boat at differance stages of build
Picton Cobra and Scorpion.
There's a large picton rib at a marina in southampton, and when they pick it up in the slings, the hull distorts at the flange/chine where the weight is taken! and I don't mean a little bit!..it's a shocking site!

It hangs in the slings like a fkkn jelly!
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