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Old 11 May 2006, 07:13   #11
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Steve Brae rib repair? Something like that?
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Old 11 May 2006, 07:24   #12
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Steve Brae rib repair? Something like that?
That's Scott Bray I think.
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It is I! ;-)
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Old 11 May 2006, 08:16   #14
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Old 11 May 2006, 15:33   #15
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As fas as I know my tubes were made by Olmec, and I've had a seam leak and a baffle leak. Sounds like a bit of a trait to me. Paul Tilley ended up doing the repairs, which seem to have been fine ever since. Not sure I'd go to Olmec from choice now!
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Well thanks for all the input . Interssting response from Olmec shown below so now I know where I stand !
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'As i explained to you i would pay this bill this week, i am on a very tight budget at the moment which means that payments going out sometimes take a bit longer than expected.
In your post you mention that you did not want to get in to a slanging match like Leeway's but i'm pretty sure that that will now be well under way, I have never set out to do a bad job for anyone, indeed you were very complimentary about the job when you picked the boat up, we, and indeed another tube supplier who i will not mention has been plaqued by a bad supply of glue, i have since changed my supplier and these problems have not reocurred since.
I have gone out of my way to rectify these problems, i could quite easily have insisted that the boat be returned to my workshop at your expense for the repairs to be done which would be in line with our terms and conditions.
As you mentioned in your post i offered to remove the tubes and refund you but you chose not to take that offer up.
Feel free to copy this and put it on the forum if you so desire, i am way past the point of being bothered.'

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Old 12 May 2006, 05:50   #17
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Lurcher, what would you like Olmec to do for you which you would accept as a satisfactory conclusion?
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Old 12 May 2006, 12:05   #18
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Jwalker ,I have watched on from a distance as to not make things any worse than they allready are .What do you think would be a satisfactory conclusion ? are you in a position to act between them or just showing a freindly interest.
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In all fairness Olmec did offer to refund your money after the Dodgy glue was discovered, if this was me then I'd have taken this route without hesitation as the structual integrety of tubes needs good bonding/glue.

I guess that your only route to compensation now would be though a small claims court, unless Olmec feels a little compassionate and offers you some form of compensation in good faith, certainly would be good PR on Olmec's front. As this is out in the public domain now I'm sure that feelings are running high, but I would hope that common sense will prevail and a solution found.
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In all fairness Olmec did offer to refund your money after the Dodgy glue was discovered, if this was me then I'd have taken this route without hesitation as the structual integrety of tubes needs good bonding/glue.

I guess that your only route to compensation now would be though a small claims court, unless Olmec feels a little compassionate and offers you some form of compensation in good faith, certainly would be good PR on Olmec's front. As this is out in the public domain now I'm sure that feelings are running high, but I would hope that common sense will prevail and a solution found.

I am wondering whether Olmec dude informed John that he had a bad batch of glue before him discovering it for himself. Also the Olmec chap does not seem to be that bothered by the noise about this issue in this forum. I know that if I did a job for a forumite or any customer that did not work (which again can happen to the best of us) for that matter, I would want to know about it and have the chance to fix it. It seems Olmec is not that bothered?

He has had plenty of time and chances and by his own admission says he was plagued by a bad batch of glue. So if this is the case, is he happy for John to drive his RIB around and in bad weather the whole thing lets go? what happens then? ... Not worth thinking about.

John called me to take a look at the RIB and patch up the areas which needed re-gluing. In my opinion John should be re-funded in full or given a new set of tubes, the tubes he has paid for are falling apart. Yes we all get plagued with bad glue, and it really does happen trust me. But to be driving around in a large RIB knowing that your tubes are held together by a crud batch of glue has got to be very annoying an worrying.
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