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Old 05 June 2012, 11:04   #1
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Northcraft rib, any views/comments please.

Know nothing about them. Any good?
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Old 05 June 2012, 11:07   #2
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Budget craft, some good splashed hulls, poor tube work on all 3 I had ...wouldnt buy another, others seemed to have fared better, my last one had a structural transom failure 2 yrs old and was a boating nightmare
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Old 05 June 2012, 11:42   #3
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Budget craft, some good splashed hulls, poor tube work on all 3 I had ...wouldnt buy another, others seemed to have fared better, my last one had a structural transom failure 2 yrs old and was a boating nightmare
Interesting. Might steer clear then.

Anyone else any experience?
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Old 05 June 2012, 12:55   #4
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Apparently he retubes alot of offshore FRC's.
Apart from Muz's haven't heard any other bad reports?
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Old 11 June 2012, 12:22   #5
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I have recent experience of north craft, I bought a rib with shot tubes but great hull,see my album, at the time I had looked at a rib that had Been retubed .
After deciding to retube my rib, I asked the owner of the newly done one who did it and cost.
He was delighted with his , and I am delighted with mine.
Great to deal with and quality and value too. What I realised is that tubes are hand made and hand fitted ,the boat is hand prepared and so some leeway needs to be allowed for the finished item. All in all a skilled trade well done.
And totally recommended.
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Old 11 June 2012, 12:29   #6
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I had some end cones replaced by them a loooong time ago on my first boat, no complaints & iirc a very fair price.
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Old 11 June 2012, 12:40   #7
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Our club boat is a Northcraft and is very good. Well made and handles well. My RIB is a Northshore which Im led to believe was the company name prior to Northcraft. Still on original tubes and no problems here. Believe mine is from 1991 so standing the test of time.
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Old 11 June 2012, 12:48   #8
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Had a Northcraft previously, great boat with no issues, was always overloaded with divers and kit.
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Old 11 June 2012, 12:51   #9
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Had a Northcraft previously, great boat with no issues, was always overloaded with divers.
There used to be a good vid on here of a Northcraft diving.
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