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Old 31 March 2009, 17:00   #21
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Which other RIBs were in the running before you decided on a Ribquest?
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Old 31 March 2009, 17:13   #22
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intertesting thread,i bought a new ribquest 5.8 with suzuki df90 ,in 2006.been really pleased with it
nothing broken or fallen off,very capable rib,mainly used in the med sometimes on some long runs in very big seas.
only problem now is its a bit small for a full day out with a growing family of 6 aboard so maybe looking to upsize to a 7m something.
tried the full range of ribcrafts could not tell difference in any way that mattered between ribcraft and ribquest size for size.
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Old 31 March 2009, 17:47   #23
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Which other RIBs were in the running before you decided on a Ribquest?
looked at avons, osprey,s tried a few humbers nearly brought humber really impressed with them but for value for money ribquest won hands down
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Old 31 March 2009, 17:56   #24
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Sounds like you bought it for a good price.
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Old 17 April 2009, 09:51   #25
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Now, how about some photos of these plugs?
No, I thought not.
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Old 17 April 2009, 10:20   #26
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I own a Ribcraft and have also owned Zodiacs and Avons. I have never seen a Ribquest or heard of them, thats the problem IMO.

What price will you get when you come to re-sell? How long will building "Good ribs" last and what reputation have they got, especially after the original company went tits up.



Ps I am not biased in anyway
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Old 24 April 2009, 07:01   #27
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I spoke to them about the 4.8 and were really helpful, I think Eurocraft make the tubes.
The site could do with a pricelist on though!
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Old 24 April 2009, 15:22   #28
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Sounds like you bought it for a good price.
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Old 03 May 2009, 13:20   #29
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Ive had a 5.8 since 2006 which was one of the originals from Manchester, its coded and has been used as a back up boat for the last 3 years, the console and twin jockey seats were very poor quality and cracked after very little use, the hull/transom was supposedly rated to 150hp we fitted a Honda 135 etec and found that with less than 3 people the hull tends to twist, they could only get better !!!!
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Old 03 May 2009, 20:14   #30
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Trell: Good of you to post an honest opinion on your experience of the boat, albeit an unsatisfactory one.
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