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Old 09 September 2007, 04:28   #1
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Rib repairers & Engine Maintenance

I have a 5.7m Rib with a Honda 50hp engine on the back, and wonder if anyone can suggest a good place to

1. get my engine serviced which will not cost the earth, but they will do a good and sound professial job

2. make Rib repairs and perhaps do some extra little jobs on the rib

I have looked at the following thread on Ribnet which details a list of manufactures.

Rib/Boat Companies in the south

As you can probably see I am not the most DIY handy person, and would like to know who people have used before and who they suggest.

By the way I live around the Southampton area, so anywhere around the solent would be great.

Thanks

Dave
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Old 09 September 2007, 04:53   #2
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Avoid Solent Honda They will flay you alive, where as the othrs will settle for an arm or a leg

Ribshop Swanwick/ Hamble I think they are honda approved and know there way around a rib.

MB Marine Mark Bleacher Ocean quay southampton
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Old 09 September 2007, 04:59   #3
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I can recommend Rib Repair near Lymington from personal experience:

http://www.ribrepair.com/

No good for the outboard, but recommended for RIB / SIB repairs. Note the address on their website is their office address, their workshop is a couple of miles away.

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Old 09 September 2007, 05:34   #4
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Yeah Scott's an excelent tube repairer, does he do engines nowadays?
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Old 09 September 2007, 06:03   #5
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Yeah Scott's an excelent tube repairer, does he do engines nowadays?
Not that I am aware of - I guess if the OP can find one supplier to do rib repairs and outboard servicing it will be easiest for him.
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Old 09 September 2007, 16:45   #6
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I can also recommend Ribshop (http://www.rib-shop.co.uk/). They provide a good all round professional service at a reasonable price. I have also found tham honest and willing to help.

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Old 13 September 2007, 06:59   #7
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Thanks for the replies.

I am going to try out the rib-shop at Swanick... by the way I was quoted 180 pounds for an Engine service on a honda 50.
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Old 13 September 2007, 08:09   #8
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Thanks for the replies.

I am going to try out the rib-shop at Swanick... by the way I was quoted 180 pounds for an Engine service on a honda 50.
I can from experience recommend Fairweather Marine at Fareham i have just had had a full service and impellor fitted and the bill came to 147.00 runs like a dream now Regards Gary
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Old 13 September 2007, 13:28   #9
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was the 180 ex consumables and where was it?
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Old 14 September 2007, 06:59   #10
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The 180 quid was at the rib shop.. unsure if it includes consumables.. etc
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