Wavehumper I am glad your interested in the eurocommuter when it gets here.
Build is starting in the next 4 wks time,so I am told.
To list all the information that influenced my views on design would take for ever but you can have a look back youself for the last 6 yrs in RI and Rib Net and I am sure you will find something that you may find of interest that you would use should you ever be in a position to buy your own new boat,or to just nick ideas from other experienced people who have learned the hard way as the rib reviews are also a good place to get ideas for all boats old or new.
I shall continue to buy it on a regular basis and think it is great.
Wavehumper what do you mean it has a long way to go before it gets real, ? I have been BUYING THE MAGAZINE FOR 6 YRS and believe I have got real.
Some of the contributers are very experienced ribsters for yrs being involved at the begining.
And they have a wealth of experience on boats and ribs and the sea,not just a couple of yrs with an secondhand rib or somebody just starting out in the trade trying to sell second hand ribs or do a bit of commercial work?.
Although you may have a story to tell, who knows?
They have been dealing with the RIB buisness for a long time and are moving with the times,thats why they are listening,as I believe they want to make improvements.
I agree that a healthy pass over of ideas from some will not do any harm and hopefully improve the product for all.
You always have an alternative, dont buy it?, or put your hand in your pocket and launch a competitive product.
Let the market dictate
By the way who is we?
If tony believes in RI then let him say so.
Its his rightful oppinion as s yours and mine.