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Old 07 February 2012, 07:25   #11
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Agreed. I use this forum for gathering info but I'm not going to get actively involved because so much of the bias is towards industrial boats. Most of the comments about leisure based boats are just narrow minded.
End of rant I will go back to lurking and learning!!!!!
Ribnet is a community - it is whatever you make it, there is no "top level" editorial policy or control from outside which would make it the way you describe. I'd guess the vast majority of our users are consumer/leisure users rather than business/commercial so they will all have very similar issues. If I had to pigeon hole the vocal ribnet users I'd say they were all obsessed with top speed - a behaviour that makes much more sense in leisure oriented boats driven by people who only go out in nice weather!

Be prepared to stand up for what you believe and assert your opinion - otherwise any bias will last for ever. If your boat is excellent for the sort of conditions and activities you want to do in it then I don't think you'll find even the most ardent Pac22 owner, Redbay Cabin ship rib owner, or avid SR4 tell you its the wrong boat.
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Old 07 February 2012, 07:34   #12
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Are you picking on cabin ribs now ? so discriminationalist...........

I'll stick up for ribeye, look nice, go well , good layouts too. I drove one once briefly and it handled fine as far as I could tell, and I like blue piping on white seats but the zodiac stripes are a whole differant thread
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Old 07 February 2012, 07:37   #13
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Oh don't worry I stand up for what I believe. I just happen to get fed up with all the mickey taking of leisure ribbers. Like when I posted my request for info on what HP on a 6 meter rib. Much of the advice was Ill informed. I made it clear I wanted to use it for leisure, family days ringoing and all that happened was a barrage of abuse about how a six meter boat only rated for 120 hp must be crap. Not true, more like as you say fit for purpose.

Maybe what rib net needs is a leisure users section that people who want to share info and experience can do so without the dayglo orange brigade sneering in the background.
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Old 07 February 2012, 07:40   #14
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I do understand your comments about orange tubes ........ If I remember correctly the most vocal ribnet critics actually don't have orange tubes at all!
Grey toobs, mun - GREY, GREY, GREY - Searider stylee.

Only posh Seariders had Orange toobs and Nick, the OP, has one with Sooper-posh White toobs. Now they are like Royalty.
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Old 07 February 2012, 07:40   #15
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but the zodiac stripes are a whole differant thread
It has a sunshade and cooker too......
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Old 07 February 2012, 07:49   #16
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Nick this debate has arisen before.

Undoubtedly Ribeye are doing something right as they have a strong customer base and repeat customers. This must be a good sign. I don't think I know anyone who has ever driven one who thought they were bad boats either. I don't think we've heard (m)any owners complain about the customer service, after sales etc. Obviously the Yamaha engines are usually well regarded but some people object to being told by the rib maker what outboard to stick on it (because they are creaming off more margin from that supplier). Other engines might be just as good or better value.

I do understand your comments about orange tubes and pretend lifeboatmen etc - but of course Ribeye are not the only builder who offers a range of styles, colours and finishes to their boats - indeed as I recall Ribeye don't offer this - if you get a Ribeye it will look like every other ribeye the same size, with the same seat layout, the same tubes, the same a-frame etc. That might appeal because you don't need to understand what you are speccing and you know a ribeye will work the way the designer intended it to - but if you want something even just a little different from the norm it might be impossible.
No if you want you can have a different layout or colour it can be done by Ribeye too!

To some up previous ribeye discussions: there is nothing wrong with the boats per se, but you may get better value for money if you bother to look elsewhere. Certainly if I were spending the sort of money ribeye's cost I wouldn't want PVC tubes.
I have bothered to look around & around & around & the Humber Leisure Pro comes close but nothing second hand yet on the market! If you want Hypalon tubes they can also be done in any colour!
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Old 07 February 2012, 07:50   #17
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Maybe what rib net needs is a leisure users section that people who want to share info and experience can do so without the dayglo orange brigade sneering in the background.
Because we wouldn't want any sneering, would we?

You "leisure" guys should man up and stop using moisturiser, maybe then you wouldn't be so thin skinned

If I had a dollar for every Redbay gag I've had to chortle along with on here, I could afford to buy one! It's all a load of willy waving, get over it.

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Grey toobs, mun - GREY, GREY, GREY - Searider stylee.

Only posh Seariders had Orange toobs and Nick, the OP, has one with Sooper-posh White toobs. Now they are like Royalty.
Mine had orange and then blue, the hull went from blue to orange, but it wasn't ex RNLI

I'm just off to sweep the yard with Trigger's old broom
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Maybe what rib net needs is a leisure users section that people who want to share info and experience can do so without the dayglo orange brigade sneering in the background.
No just troll them into submission...

They are like that Jock off Glee who was always picking on the gay kid.....deep down they want stripey blue seats, a toilet, cooker and some trim birds to go out with on a nice warm day...
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Because we wouldn't want any sneering, would we?

You "leisure" guys should man up and stop using moisturiser, maybe then you wouldn't be so thin skinned

If I had a dollar for every Redbay gag I've had to chortle along with on here, I could afford to buy one! It's all a load of willy waving, get over it.

Well I can live with it, but if I didn't know better & wanted to join ribnet for a bit of info I think I would come away with a bit of a one sided view & as long standing member it dose get a bit boring!
The same thing happens when you mention Land rover!
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