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Old 06 December 2005, 08:24   #61
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only 2 RIB makers i know encourage you to see your boat at differance stages of build
How many RIB makers do you know ? ? ?

Ribcraft took me round there factory twice - once before I bought my boat and again mid build.

Because they have around 20 boats on the go at any one time you can see every stage of the build from layup through to fitting out and finishing off - in fact I would have paid for a day out looking round their factory - fascinating.

And because they make the whole boat including tubes you really do get to see the whole build process.
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Old 06 December 2005, 08:52   #62
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Bloody hell - AT LAST people are starting to get my drift.....
nice try but i doubt you really know the "inside out" spec on how flexible a boat should be codders to give optimum performance as was mentioned by jonny fuller. unless you have just read up on it from the web somewhere...

if dave picton was asked i would doubt he would agree that his picton should dangle in a sling and look like a jelly or sag around where it is being lifted. i would expect a soft bottom sib to do that to an extent but not a proper rib, and if it did sag in a sling then i for one would not touch it with a barge pole

now you mention cracks, actually i have seen a couple of recent pictons with some fine cracks on the side edges of the floor which did alarm me (but being honest i would not know if they are serious or not) but i have seen others that have been perfect, i know of one that had to have new side stringer things as they were not up to the job and cracks had formed and Dave Picton put it right free of charge and the boat was around 5 yrs old.
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Old 06 December 2005, 09:19   #63
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nice try but i doubt you really know the "inside out" spec on how flexible a boat should be codders to give optimum performance as was mentioned by jonny fuller. unless you have just read up on it from the web somewhere...
If ANYONE knew the answer to that all boats would be the same!!!

Having said that I think I have enough knowledge to be able to work such things out for myself!!!
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Old 06 December 2005, 09:39   #64
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If ANYONE knew the answer to that all boats would be the same!!!
I dont think all boats would be the same at all.

Many different boat designes work well in different situations and conditions.

A boat designed to carry cargo would be different from one designed for sunbathing.

Also a design that works well at 6m wont necessarilly work well at 20m.
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i know of one that had to have new side stringer things as they were not up to the job and cracks had formed and Dave Picton put it right free of charge and the boat was around 5 yrs old.
Now that's standing by your product!..Bravo
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Now that's standing by your product!..Bravo
they guy who was selling the boat had nothing but good words to say about pictons and Dave Picton and how helpful they were, so indeed he does provide a good service...and support model.
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"....some hillbilly hick from Skintsville Mississippi..."

EASY THERE, PEANUT BRAIN. WE CAN'T ALL BE FROM SOME HIGHER-UP ARISTOCRATIC NEIGHBORHOOD. (JUST KIDDING. BUT WE'UNS FROM THE HILLS TAKE AN UNFAIR BEATING. SORT OF UNFAIR.)
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Old 10 December 2005, 18:30   #68
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Shribs

[QUOTE=RIVA] in 2003 there were 130,000 ribs + 2.5 m made in europe


I understand that this refers to Ibs, RIBs and RHIBs. From that the individual country production may be lost in the translation eg. should a 2.5 m IB tender be accounted for. If so then every GRP punt produced in the UK should also come into UK vsl stats that will include the big ships ?!

Also, it may or may not include what I call SRHIBS ... Suedo RHIBS... vessels that are, in practical terms, a displacement or semidisplacement vessel but, by design, have a collar of some description. I have seen quite a few of these SHRIBS and whilst having some form of functionality are offensive to the attributes of a true RHIB.

Thus the figure, as with all from our dearest Gov depts, must be treated with great care.

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Also, it may or may not include what I call SRHIBS ... Suedo RHIBS... www.quinquarimarine.co.uk
For my dear mates who reminded me that suedo has a p at the begining then thanks.

My defence being

1. Welsh ( ask Anne Robinson)
2. It was deliberate otherwise try and say PRHIBS !!... then again thats not so bad !

All in all though it seems advisable to stop building boats and read the Queens own and I guess this will have further advantages in understanding her regulations in which case Rivas 6000 odd boats will be a few less next year.

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