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Old 06 December 2004, 08:43   #11
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Sorry JK but have to answer.

Eupa;

1st i didnt compare your Queen to our King.
2nd we are a monarchy, (Belgium since 1830, Sweden longer than Belgium country are old)
3d 1939-1945, same place as Switzerland, neutral country.

PS: Our King has a RIB, do your Queen
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Old 06 December 2004, 08:46   #12
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PS: Our King has a RIB, do your Queen
Any chance of a photo.

Does that mean that you have RIB builder by Royal Appointment
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Old 06 December 2004, 08:59   #13
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Any chance of a photo.
Dont have a photo but been meeting him a couple of times in the archipelago.

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Ha ha, yep.
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Old 06 December 2004, 16:49   #14
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Not sure but I think Niad is a Kiwi manufacturer of RIBs and not bad either but I've been wrong before!
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Old 06 December 2004, 18:50   #15
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Hello all,

Yes - the Naiad is an NZ RIB as is Aquapro and the RayGlass Protector - however very expensive over here and few dealers.

For the recreational user - Zodiac and Gemini are really the only accessible affordable option, although I am a big fan of the Swift alloy hulled boats built in Queensland - but also pretty expensive.

There are huge numbers of Achilles 3.5 and 4.2m SIBs as used in the surf lifesaving clubs around.

I fear its just a question of keeping an eye out and the odd good deal does come up. I bought my Gemini 5.05 for 16K AUD with a 20 hours old Yamaha 85 CV 2 stroke on the back.... and thought that was fair value - 6K GBP at the time or 6.5K now.

However its worth hanging around or putting a notice up at your local yacht club as they always seem to have a few ribs hanging about and will generally offer them at a decent price...

I have put my hand up to my local coastal patrol for their 7m rib when they come to sell it - may not be this year but when it does come up for sale, i'll be first in the queue. May be worth u doing the same...
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Because of your lack of space to store boats, is it common to deflate the tubes for storage and re-inflate on a regular basis?
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