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Old 03 February 2009, 08:57   #1
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Has anyone got any information on these boats ie how well they were designed and built
what resale values are like and how they perform on the water.
i believe there have been other threads relating to a 6.5mtr but couldnt find anything on this.
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Old 03 February 2009, 09:13   #2
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Hi Guys
Has anyone got any information on these boats ie how well they were designed and built
what resale values are like and how they perform on the water.
i believe there have been other threads relating to a 6.5mtr but couldnt find anything on this.
Any help would be apprieciated
Hi Mark

As far as I know there is no 7.2/7.5mtr boat. Where have you heard otherwise?

Rich (ex Olmec owner)
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Old 03 February 2009, 09:39   #3
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I Have seen a boat advertised and been told its was an olmec 7.2 am now wondering if it is a 6.5 hull and 7.2mtr overall with tubes
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Didn't Olmec buy a number of Shakespeare hulls (6.2 and 7.2) and fit them out to his own brand?

If so the Shakespeare hulls a goodun. Can't speak about the rest however.
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Didn't Olmec buy a number of Shakespeare hulls (6.2 and 7.2) and fit them out to his own brand?

If so the Shakespeare hulls a goodun. Can't speak about the rest however.
the boat in question is definately not a shakespeare hull
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Probably best speaking to Ribraff as he used to own/work for Olmec I think.
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Didn't Olmec buy a number of Shakespeare hulls (6.2 and 7.2) and fit them out to his own brand?

If so the Shakespeare hulls a goodun. Can't speak about the rest however.
Er no. Some people bought Shakeys and had Olmec fit the tubes (don't lets go there Peter)

My bet is that it has very little to do with Olmec unless Ed fitted the tubes. Olmec dabbled only briefly in boat building a long time ago and produced only a few of the same 6.1 boats that I had (very good boat). Other than that there was the furore about a V-Type splash from which at least one boat was moulded following an argument over money (all friends now though). Could be a V-type I guess.
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Er no. Some people bought Shakeys and had Olmec fit the tubes (don't lets go there Peter)

My bet is that it has very little to do with Olmec unless Ed fitted the tubes. Olmec dabbled only briefly in boat building a long time ago and produced only a few of the same 6.1 boats that I had (very good boat). Other than that there was the furore about a V-Type splash from which at least one boat was moulded following an argument over money (all friends now though). Could be a V-type I guess.
OK, did a search on here as my memory isn't what it used to be

Came up with this : http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ec+Shakespeare
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Er no. Some people bought Shakeys and had Olmec fit the tubes (don't lets go there Peter)

My bet is that it has very little to do with Olmec unless Ed fitted the tubes. Olmec dabbled only briefly in boat building a long time ago and produced only a few of the same 6.1 boats that I had (very good boat). Other than that there was the furore about a V-Type splash from which at least one boat was moulded following an argument over money (all friends now though). Could be a V-type I guess.
Richard You seem to have a really big chip on your shoulder and please note your comments are are unecessary and agresive about time you grew up.Anyone can do a search on Olmec to see how he does his business and i will not be drawn into any argument.He dabbled for several years more than you imply and still does as his page info still advertises he is a tube builder and it wasnt that long ago
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Richard You seem to have a really big chip on your shoulder and please note your comments are are unecessary and agresive about time you grew up.Anyone can do a search on Olmec to see how he does his business and i will not be drawn into any argument.He dabbled for several years more than you imply and still does as his page info still advertises he is a tube builder and it wasnt that long ago
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