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Old 21 December 2002, 17:42   #81
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Hi Pete7,

Is it safe to come out yet, I must say that you now how to make a new guy feel most welcome!!!!!

I also don't know how long Falcon have been making ribs, but to answer your question, here goes.

I bought the rib very very cheap, less than a grand. It had been stolen, and the motors were missing, it also has slashed tubes and some fibreglass damage.

In answer to Andres question, I bought the rib on a whim, my powerboat is kept in France, to take advantage of cheap moorings and mild weather. My wife suggested that we purchase what she refers to as a toy, her words not mine. By keeping it in the solent we plan to take advantage of the evenings and weekends when we can't get away.

My remarks as to my powerboat being better for long distance is based on experience, both on my boat and friends ribs. 70+ mph in a revenger rib is great, but when the sun is going down and the air is cold you really can't beat a "slab side".

I hope that you look back on your criticisms of me, and are more forgiving next time a new member stumbles on his first few postings.

I would like to thank those of you who have sent PM's to me over the last couple of hours, and I would be the first to agree that you all shouldn't be tared with the same brush.
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Old 21 December 2002, 17:47   #82
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Yes its always been safe,

Good price for a 7m hull, how bad are the tubes ? if they are major then off to Lymington to see Nick I think. If only minor then its a diy job. Shout if you need a hand. Start with the engine one inch above the transom which I think was your origninal question.

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Edit: If I have been critical then I am sorry
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Old 21 December 2002, 17:51   #83
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I bet paul lemmer gets back into ribbing...
From what I know, don't think he's actually been out of RIBing
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Old 21 December 2002, 18:20   #84
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Dirk

The price you paid for the 2nd hand hull 1,000.00 is a fair price (not cheap) considering that the hull costs new about 2,000 -2,500.
These boats are built to the buyers specs. Falcon is a small family business and they do not mass produce. In the next year hweveer they are going to new bigger premises and will be able to produce more boats but not that many more (between 200-300/year).
Currently Falcon (due to their good value for money good construction and durability) are VERY popular in France where they export up to 100 boats/year.
I think will now go to bed.

Good night to every one it has been very enjoyable interesting evening & night.

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I hope that you look back on your criticisms of me...
Precisely how have you been critised, Dirk?
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...and are more forgiving next time a new member stumbles on his first few postings.
I certainly know that all new members are treated superbly. I was new here once, not long ago, and was immediately invited on an amazing cruise and welcomed with unprecedented hospitality.

I think that the responses that you have received have been positive, helpful and in good humour, particularly in the circumstances of your introduction which summarily said "I've bought one of these RIB things, bit of a toy, but I'll put up with it because the wife said I've got to have it, even though it's inferior to my megabucks powerboat"
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I would like to thank those of you who have sent PM's to me over the last couple of hours, and I would be the first to agree that you all shouldn't be tared with the same brush.
Oh, looks like Flanker's PM'd you then.

Now, what type of boat holds outright world records for powered circumnavigation of mainland Great Britain in the under 30ft and under 50ft? And if you want some more, have a look at http://www.hotribs.com/11records/records.htm

(Told ya there would be fireworks )

So, did you want to talk about RIBs with RIB enthusiasts, or just patronise everyone and tell us that your powerboats are better? Perhaps it is, but I've found that RIBs and SIBs do it for me.

You've given me an idea, I think I'll go on YBW.com and tell'em that their gin palaces are phallic representations of their inadequacies. Let's see how that goes down. Stand by with the fire extinguisher.
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Old 21 December 2002, 18:39   #86
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Pepper if you want to upset the YBW mob mention SOC, but you will need a flack jacket and helmet. That lot really know how to give someone a hard time. Thankfully Alan P has risen above there comments. At leat on this forum people use there boats rather than just using them as caravans sat in a marina.
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Pete, the new Flanker is actually a great source of information to us all, long may it continue.

I am sure Pepper didn't mean it quite like that. He has been stuck behind a firewall all evening so couldn't contribute much unfortunately.

Having read back though all the posts I did think that splodge actually got the hard time for coming on here and suggesting to a group of ribsters that we have been doing it wrong for all these years and tubes don't make a difference honestly! would love to rescue him from his sinking powerboat in a rib. Oh yes we did use to support the powerboat boys in there toys with ribs in the early days.

The offer to assist Dirk and the welcome from me is genuine.

Brilliant debate of some important issues, and everyone had the opportunity to contribute and as Matt said it has remainded civilised.

Bed time said Zeb,
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Pete7,

I will be keeping mine in a marina, but I look on it more of an apartment rather than a caravan, well a cuddy is an apartment isn't it
L.O.L.

I can always cook you breakfast on my Galley pack, unless there are some parts missing off my cooker, pepper!

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Flanker you didn't say you had a stove on it, need one for my rib, brilliant, a race then who can get to the Glaston stand first. Love a challenge.

Oops 10 pages in 5 hours, JK will throw a track, still Wavehumper has a couple of servers going cheap.
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Come on guys, I haven't been that bad I don't want to have to arrange security round my boat, but I may be forced to I think Ribs are the best things since sliced bread (creep, creep)

Anyway thanks to you all for giving me the guts to take the plunge, maybe not the perfect choice, but a good compromise at the moment

Pete (finding out the meaning of 'Bare boat' soon)
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