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Old 15 November 2004, 17:15   #1
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New Rib Company

Can I commend to you this site of a new (ish) Irish Rib building company in Cork

http://www.gaelforceventures.com/

Some great action pics on this site, including the old Head ( for missus !)

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Old 15 November 2004, 17:30   #2
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Cool

Is that Tiger Woods teeing off ?

Great action shots too.

Nice One Cork RIB.

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Old 15 November 2004, 19:05   #3
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Seen a few around now in East Ferry 2 wks ago and in Kinsale. These are Joe McCollam's (formerly of Redbay) RIBs and are built only 10 mins from me. They look very serious boats and I really like the look of that high bow. Should give Marine Motors' Redbays some competition down here!!

Nice boats must price one and see how they compare to the UK market.
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Old 16 November 2004, 06:54   #4
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I had good crawl around one at Cork Week.
Nice looking well built boat.
Unfortunaltly never got to take one for a spin!
Maybe next time I am over

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Old 17 November 2004, 07:11   #5
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Can I say this has absolutely nothing to do with me? Last night I was minded to send a solicitor's letter claiming breach of copyright, patent infringement under EU directives etc. but then I calmed down, with the help of a few gins and would like to wish ye all the best from the one and only original gaelforce. Go n-éirí libh - fad saol.
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Old 17 November 2004, 12:38   #6
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Can I say this has absolutely nothing to do with me? Last night I was minded to send a solicitor's letter claiming breach of copyright, patent infringement under EU directives etc. but then I calmed down, with the help of a few gins and would like to wish ye all the best from the one and only original gaelforce. Go n-éirí libh - fad saol.
I did actually have a 'saw this and thought of you' moment gaelforce

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Old 17 November 2004, 12:51   #7
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If it helps the gaelforce/excalibur builder posts here as "tsunami" from time to time.
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that's a bit Irish


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Old 24 November 2004, 14:02   #9
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What A "RIB"

I took delivery of a 7.0 m Excaliber with a 225 Mercury optimax this August, Before this I had a 6.8 m Lencraft with a 150 Mercury optimax and I thought I was Ribbing , Now I am really Ribbing , It's not what the Excalibur boat can take , But what my own body can Physically take .The Excalibur can take any speed in any sea. And the design and finish is second to none . I have had many boats in my time but none have ever come close to this one, What I really like is not having to carry extra cans of fuel on board, The under floor 50 gal tank is the bussiness. Well done lads @ Excalibur.
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Old 24 November 2004, 14:28   #10
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The Excalibur can take any speed in any sea.
No it can't, that's a ludicrous claim!

It certainly sounds like you're well pleased with the boat, but if you're making wildly exaggerated claims about the handling, what should we believe about the rest of what you say?

I'm not really having a go at you (although it probably sounds like I am!), but this sort of description is one of my pet hates.

How does the price compare with other makes?

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