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Old 09 February 2008, 14:24   #1
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Rib-Shop experiences

Hi, I have recently bought a 2 year old Ribeye Playtime 600, On buying the boat the tubes were very faded and had not been looked after or even covered up so I needed to bring these back and turn the boat into what I would be happy to call my boat.

I know there is lots of talk on here about best things to clean boats with but I decided to take the plunge and get someone else to do it....

I contacted Rib Shop on the Hamble and Kieron could not have been more helpful and we booked the rib in, I knew it would look better but was not prepared for what I saw when I picked it up, It looked new! I am really not joking, for £175, the hull had been power washed, the decks steam cleaned and the tubes brough back to new using Rib Revive and then a 3m Vinyl Protectant used. The boat is now officially my pride and joy and I cannot recommend them enough, they also serviced my Yamaha F115 which is running perfectly.

I dont work there, have no affiliantion with the Shop but wanted to share my experience, it is rare to find people nowadays that genuinly take a pride in their work and that is what I found.

Website address is www.rib-shop.co.uk and Tel: 01489 556800
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Old 09 February 2008, 15:45   #2
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Sounds good. Thanks for the info.
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Old 09 February 2008, 15:47   #3
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He's always been top notch for me as well
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Old 09 February 2008, 17:31   #4
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I saw your RIB being worked on earlier this week, very smart! The Guys and Girl are A1 and I wished that all businesses where this friendly.

So Rib Shop gets the thumbs up from here too
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Old 09 February 2008, 18:47   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. Good feedback is as valuable as bad feedback.

Plus it might be just the ticket I'm after!!

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Old 10 February 2008, 05:55   #6
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Good to here my rib is there having some rub strake and handles fitted. looking forward to seeing it look like a rib and not an innertube.

I have found them both very helpful so far
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Old 10 February 2008, 10:52   #7
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ive also found them really helpfull,
Well done Rib shop!!!
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Old 10 February 2008, 11:52   #8
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The stuff they sell for cleaning toobs is bloody magic, though due to my location I had to provide the elbow grease myself
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Took my RIB there for an engine service and had some difficulty even before I got out of my road with the brakes binding on. Managed to reverse and get them free and drove over to RIb-Shop, about 20 miles. Asked them to have a look at the triailer as well as the engine service.
When I went back the following week, Kieron was very polite as he told me that had I gone much further a wheel would most likely have fallen off the trailer.
He had a box of brown s--t that used to be my brake shoes and wheel bearings.
The service was exceptional, especially given the lack of notice, and I thought the price reasonable as well. They get my vote.
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Good to hear that. I bought the rib cleaning kit from them but havn't applied the elbow grease yet. Hopfully i'll be finished before going out on Sunday
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