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Old 24 August 2005, 17:24   #41
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I have sold a couple of used Ospreys with Olmec tubes, they are really great, they got the idea of glueing right in the back of the tubes, no teardrops needed and no risk for the strip to fall of.
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Old 24 August 2005, 19:10   #42
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still do make osprey tubes to my knowledge , good boats as are many others out there also
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Old 25 August 2005, 01:55   #43
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can vouch for Ed @ olmec, they are still manufacturing ospreys tubes. Infact tubing my osprey viper at present., hopefully david manning will be collecting from him today. so to speak,
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Old 25 August 2005, 02:13   #44
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Was yours the boat that the consoles and seating came adrift from the deck?

No, That boat was one of the first Prosports with the diesel and as such was priced at arround the 14,000 mark, many modifications have been made from that rib to the building of mine. and I dont think the console came adrift, I think it was not to the owners liking and he had it replaced (I think at Prosports expence)

If I have had to get intouch with Jason I have not had a problem, I must have another mobile number, (better keep that one to my self)
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Old 25 August 2005, 02:18   #45
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so to sum up- what is the forum verdict on pro sport ribs, recommend or stay away??.


Go out to Guernsey and look for yourself, ask Jason to demo one and try it yourself, you will be impressed.

Then dont press Jason for del time, let him tell you when it will be ready, go home and he will phone you.

I would not buy from another builder without taking a look and test run first.

Good Luck
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I thought www.eurocraft.com made the tubes for Osprey!
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Old 25 August 2005, 04:51   #47
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I know they used to, and they did Ribster Rache's boat this year , i guess to much work for one company so Ed and possibly eurocraft share the work load. but ed defo has mine down there,,,
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Old 25 August 2005, 09:10   #48
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I thought www.eurocraft.com made the tubes for Osprey!
They still do.
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Old 25 August 2005, 16:32   #49
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I am on my second ProSport now, started with a 6m, I now have a 7.5 (8m overall) with Suzuki 250, which was finished in July. I am very happy with the boat, the build quality may not be the best available but its perfect for the price. I put 600 miles on the boat in the first month and it's still looking as good as the day we launched it.

I have had a great service from Jason, probably better for me as I live in Guernsey and I can see him personally.

The boat is great in the rough, smoothest ride I've ever experianced. I came back from Carteret a couple of weeks ago (30 miles) in a strong f5 and it only took me an hour 15 (an extra 20 minutes than normal).

I would certainly buy another PorSport, and I intend to move up to a 9.5 next- so if anyone is interested in the 7.5 (all in black) then I'm open to offers.
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Old 28 August 2005, 16:29   #50
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The Final word

There is a lot of hearsay about ProSport Ribs on here and I am not going to even start to dig up the past. All I can say is the future is looking much better for someone buying a ProSport, materials have changed staff have changed and I have stepped in for people to call as Jason is spending more time working than answering calls and emails.

I have gone through the lists of items that have gone wrong in the past and also gone through with Jason the items that need replacing with better quality items and Jason has decided to move things forward with better parts and fittings. We also look at every point now to see if it is better bolted than screwed and checking to see if the items fitted are up to the job.

Our parts suppliers are producing better items and we are still trying to keep the prices low but still giving value for money.

Things are changing all the time and the boats are getting better. Paul does our tubes and yes ed used to do them. As part of our review of parts we decided to have a change same as we have changed alot of products to 3M in the manufacturing stage and even changed our resin supplier.

Things are moving forward now all we need to do is get our distributors to be more punctual to keep the boats coming in and out and in a more timely manner. We are also doing re-engineing and repairs or fitting of be- spoke items as an extra service now to all RIB makes and models.

As with all boat manufacturers every one gets problems, and ProSports have been few and far between compared to some of the major manufacturers I have seen and dealt with, and some of these were 1/2 million pound boats.

All the best to you whichever boat you buy.

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