Just for the want of submitting a post on saturday morning, -2 outside and having to rebuild a yamaha 50hp from the block up starting in half hour here's we go again.
I think people might be missing a fundamental.
Who here would put their hand in their pocket to buy a first car ?
Now it may be from Ford or Toyota, Land rover etc but who here would actually be willing to part with their money for the FIRST off the production line.
Cause i sure as hell wouldn't. I'd want reviews, ask owners, see it on top gear.....
.... cause i value my two cents.
So what we have here is - a situation
Excalibur ( Ex-Redbay Employee) producing their first cabin 8+ boat.
Redbay building them since 2005.
And i have yet to see a MAIB or an Irish CG report on a Redbay breaking up...!
If one did, please someone correct me, but i doubt anyone can...
As for the Irish Coast guard insisting on Excalibur, thats bull.
Look on the back of most Navy boats and you will see Delta and Humber.
And seeing as we irish are broke as a nation (Even the minister of Defense just bit the bullet) they can insist all they want, but Redbay they don't have two cents to rub against.
Besides Irish Coast Guard have been a customer of Redbay's for 5 years now !!!
For you all that are interested have a look at the commissioner for Irish Lights, www.cil.ie
responsible for the hydrographic studies up to 400 miles off ireland in all directions.
Responsible for Lights, Marks etc, and yep, they crane launch a 8+ cabin redbay boat right off the side of her.
Check her out on http://redbayboats.com/news/newbuilds/Granuaile.htm
Right, breakfast finished, wonder which will be more difficult, typing this rant or rebuilding the 50hp.
I do hope Cailin Baire lets us all know how the visits with both boat builders go...