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Old 08 June 2004, 04:35   #161
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We got fed up with trying to phone Jason yesterday
Thats the one thing i remember from trying to deal with Jason.

Nice guy, nice boats, but trying to contact him is a real struggle.
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Old 09 June 2004, 08:21   #162
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Ian, they told me that they are now fitting grab rails as standard. I know that Adrian at Stainless Fabrications 01481 248146 took at order from Jason yesterday.
Grab rails have always been standard, mine arrived at the works yesterday!
'In the post' this week.
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Old 09 June 2004, 15:25   #163
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Anyone done any sea trials yet?

I would be intereted to hear owners experiences of these ribs on the water.

I was chatting to a broker today who said that the one he tried (I'm pretty sure he said it was a 7.5m) was bow heavy and it was not very good to drive in a following sea as it darted from side to side. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
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Old 10 June 2004, 04:03   #164
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Prosport does itself a great disservice - again!

I met a very interesting chap on Friday evening at Ribex who is in fact the nephew of Johan Ullman (the inventor of the shock mitigation seat system).
Frederick lives in Geneva for most of the year and commutes to Gotland, Sweden on a regular basis as he is in fact employed by his uncle. Some months ago Frederick was involved in 'speccing' and supplying Prosport with the complete Ulmann system to be fitted to an 8.5m which had just come out the mould. Apparently the system was offered at a knock-down price on the proviso that Ulmann and Prosport would share a water-based stand at Ribex to the mutual benefit of both companies. This makes perfect sense (much like the Zodiac CZ7). Well, Frederick travelled from Geneva on Friday morning and spent the entire day on the phone trying to contact Prosport.
Prosport never bothered to show up at all leaving Frederick incredulous that someone could actually do something like that.
He did have a brilliant time though as his hangover's were to prove!
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Old 10 June 2004, 09:06   #165
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I also fredrick saying this too.....

I talked to Jason a few times.. I wanted to meet him at southampton, and I phoned his mobile 26 times before he answered..... 3 days after Southampton....

I thinks he is a nice guy.. he builds good ribs at the right price... but needs someone so sell them for him and look after the service side..... so he can get on with building them.....

PS I am Not a stalker ring him 26 times..... just interested in possibly buying one
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Old 10 June 2004, 09:12   #166
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needs someone so sell them for him and look after the service side
Well, two groups of people have tried and failed!
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Frankly it doesnt matter how nice a guy this chap is. If he is as unreliable and disorganised as it appears, his business will fail once his existing customers get fed up with progress chasing the components parts of their boats and his potential new customers go spend their money with people they can get ahold of and who do keep their promises!
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Old 10 June 2004, 14:29   #168
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I suppose that working out of a shed without all the overheads and office staff to answer telephones is the main reason we are able to get such good value on our purchases from him.

Frustrating certainly, but possibly worth the aggravation for a better value deal?

Glad I'm not the only one who can't get him to answer the phone... thought for a minute he was trying to avoid me.
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I found that once the VAT was added to his price it was only a few hundred quid cheaper than Humber and Solent.

Add the cost of the trip to Gernsey on and its about the same price.

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I suppose that working out of a shed without all the overheads..
Hes no longer working from the shed i visited, hes renting somewhere else on the island.
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Old 10 June 2004, 17:50   #170
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I established the Suz is still in the UK and the agent is waiting for Jason to order it down. The A frame was just ordered this morning! Basically the supply problem is Pro-sport, he has a fat order book, and he can't make them quick enough.

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I am in Jasons workshop weekly. I am sure I saw your suzi inits packaging.

The problem is for Jason that some items are hard to get hold of at the moment, I am not going to say which bits but I know he was awaiting a certian item for 5 RIBS that were taking their time in getting there. If he know he isnt going to get the tubes for example for 2 weeks and he knows the engine can be there and fitted in 2 days what is the point of having the engine there which he has to pay for whilst it is sitting doing nothing in his workshop taking up space.

I know the answers seem obvious but until its your business and you are doing the work and paying the bills then its not.

The reason he doesnt answer his phone much is because he needs to finish boats, if he stopped and answered every call then your boat would be delayed a lot lot longer.

Give the guy a break he is working damn hard to give you guys what you want a good RIB at a competitive price. Let him do his job.
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