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Old 29 April 2015, 01:59   #11
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I can start with my rib

Stepped hull - it runs really flat and when it does get air off waves the nose stays level and it lands smoothly. Also helps fuel efficiency I understand and runs sweetly at 30kts as it does at 50

Massive bow sun deck with enormous dry storage

Ski eye built into a frame

Safe deep rear bench seat to keep kids secure

Hand holds where needed

Lifting eyes

Swim ladder

Great design and looks

I'm sure there is much more but just starting the list!




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Old 29 April 2015, 02:02   #12
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why don't we call this "best design features" rather than getting on builders for not doing what they didn't know you wanted. Since we are trying to be the positive rib.net.
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Old 29 April 2015, 03:23   #13
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Well you guys are picky aren't we!, building a new boat is easy, the customer gets what he wants, the hard bit is doing it for the price he wants to pay.
The trouble is most boaters buy boats on a budget not to a standard, it's not just boats, I had a dive shop/school and that was the same, the divers used to give you a list and you'll give them a price just like a boat price.
Once they get the price then the bargaining starts, well if I take this off or that off, you finish up with a boat totally different from the one they wanted, used to piss me off no end, spend half a day looking for the best possible prices for what he wanted, work out build specs, see if we could save any money by farming some bits out and so on, then he comes down with all his kids and wife and start arguing in front of you about what each of them want, yeah really good trying to sell to the public, I'd like to know anyone else willing to donate 1 or 2 days listening to a couple arguing while the kids have gone through your workshop like a tornado, so if you guys are buying a secondhand boat it's probably a boat that was made for another person just like yourself who screwed the boat builder to the floor and shoved a pineapple up his rear end in the first place


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Old 29 April 2015, 05:58   #14
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Is this "pick on Boris day"? I think I see where he's going with this. Obviously we can choose the spec on our new RIBs, but there are things which most manufactureres seem to get wrong most of the time.

For example: -

BATTERY LOCATION: I've lost count of the number of times we've struggled (and I mean STRUGGLED) to extract a battery from its location so we can replace it or charge it. It can't be difficult to locate the battery somewhere it can be easily lifted out from above through a hole that is bigger than the battery.

STORAGE: Water-tight lockers that aren't water-tight! lockers and deck hatches that have no means of drainage but fill up with water.

BILGE PUMPS: Try changing the bilge pump in the back "well" of a Cobra 755 and you'll know what I mean. And they're not the only ones, I've seen so many bilge pumps that could only have been fitted before the boat was finished and are now inaccessible.

These are not customer "options", but basic design issues that could easily be addresses without much (or any) cost implications.

Just my thoughts.

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Old 29 April 2015, 07:03   #15
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How about this for simple and near zero cost..

Fit a 5mm thick neoprene sleeve onto the "elephant's trunk" so,if you forget to lift it, it floats up when you stop and the boat doesn't fill with water.
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Old 29 April 2015, 07:18   #16
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Suicide seats, they just waste space.""

My mates suicide seat hinges up and there's a bucket underneath it.
that's certainly not a waste of space.............or am I talking p*ss....
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Old 29 April 2015, 07:29   #17
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How about this for simple and near zero cost..

Fit a 5mm thick neoprene sleeve onto the "elephant's trunk" so,if you forget to lift it, it floats up when you stop and the boat doesn't fill with water.
you mean fills with water more slowly?
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Old 29 April 2015, 07:47   #18
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It's all relative.....there's that much water out there some of its bound to end up in the boat
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Old 29 April 2015, 07:49   #19
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Is this "pick on Boris day"?

Err no! Why? I'm not seeing any "Boris Bashing" :errm:
That old Solent paranoia raising its head again?


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Old 29 April 2015, 13:01   #20
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How about this for simple and near zero cost..

Fit a 5mm thick neoprene sleeve onto the "elephant's trunk" so,if you forget to lift it, it floats up when you stop and the boat doesn't fill with water.
That's a nice idea.


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