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Old 21 November 2016, 05:19   #1
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I have just purchased a Q-Boat RIB.
The manufacturer is Chinese. I wonder if any of you guys have any experince with the quality og these boats, since I wasn't able to get info from anywhere else on the internet.

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Old 21 November 2016, 09:09   #2
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Hey Anyone

I have just purchased a Q-Boat RIB.
The manufacturer is Chinese. I wonder if any of you guys have any experince with the quality og these boats, since I wasn't able to get info from anywhere else on the internet.

Br Michael
Chinese origin boats range from "awful" to "mediocre".

Worse yet, there's usually no warranty support if something goes really wrong.
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I have just purchased a Q-Boat RIB.

The manufacturer is Chinese. I wonder if any of you guys have any experince with the quality og these boats, since I wasn't able to get info from anywhere else on the internet.



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No dis-respect, but shouldn't you have asked the question BEFORE you bought the boat?
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No dis-respect, but shouldn't you have asked the question BEFORE you bought the boat?

Yes you have a point. But the offer was attractive and the importing Company covers a 5 year guarantee, so I figured to be covered i any case.
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Yes you have a point. But the offer was attractive and the importing Company covers a 5 year guarantee, so I figured to be covered i any case.

Ahh! Buy in haste, repent at leisure Chinese made boats have very mixed reviews on here. Some are truly awful whilst others seem to be ok. I think the quality is generally improving. Personally I've never heard of Q-boats.
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Ahh! Buy in haste, repent at leisure Chinese made boats have very mixed reviews on here. Some are truly awful whilst others seem to be ok. I think the quality is generally improving. Personally I've never heard of Q-boats.
I'm sure the "Q" stands for "Qingdao" which is a Big inflatable boat producing region of China.

They tend to use crap Korean glue with either Mirasol (Korean) or Mehler (German) PVC. CSM is almost always Achilles JP origin. They rarely use Pennel fabric. The more premium manufacturers use glue from Henkel (company who owns Loctite).

The GRP quality varies substantially. Most tube manufacturers buy their hulls from a subcontractor, rather than building them in-house.
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does it float?
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Ahh! Buy in haste, repent at leisure Chinese made boats have very mixed reviews on here. Some are truly awful whilst others seem to be ok. I think the quality is generally improving. Personally I've never heard of Q-boats.
Well Will remember to make a review after next summer ;-).
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PVC or CSM (Hypalon) material?
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