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Old 02 August 2009, 01:19   #11
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What's that got to do with it?

If I bought a 4 year old boat that has the issues quaoar has experienced I would not want another.
What I was getting at if he owned a few and was having trouble with them than fair enough.
From what I can see is he has bought a dog, didn't see it before he bought it and is now paying the price.
Each time he has a problem he airs it on here rather than contacting Ribcraft.

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Old 02 August 2009, 02:08   #12
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You should have spoken to Ribcraft first.
Indeed, they are usually more than helpful.
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Old 02 August 2009, 09:02   #13
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Key thing is its a 'USED' boat - potentially used & ABUSED ? As said I dont think any Ribcraft at 4/5 years old would fall apart if it was treated 'normally'.

If it was in warranty I am sure Ribcraft woudl look at it, but as said , not only have the bridges been burned , but then blown up for good measure ? Its not down to Ribcraft to make sure someone who buys a used boat at 4 years old without looking at it gets everything fixed !
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Old 02 August 2009, 11:10   #14
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totally agree with above, i think RC have been superb in this situation""
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Old 02 August 2009, 11:36   #15
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Most def worth a chat with boy's at Ribcraft. Tubes like that after 4 years have had some pretty rough treatment. Has someone power washed it over and over again? Have seen them fail like this if that is the case.

Call the boys see what they can do to help.

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Old 03 August 2009, 09:19   #16
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We use either the Aerazur or the Pennel Orca Hypalon, which is pretty much as per most Rib manufactures who use Hypalon.

Yes if it was a fabric issue we would take it up with the manufactures. However itís impossible to tell without seeing the boat.

Please contact me if you need assistance, however we would need the boat at our factory to complete the repairs.

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