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Old 23 November 2007, 16:51   #1
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Solent must be dead chuffed!!

http://www.ribevents.com/ribtv

Nice idea from the guys at Rib Int. I look forward to seeing more reviews like this.

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Old 23 November 2007, 17:15   #2
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I am warming to the Solents. Could be the next boat!
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Old 24 November 2007, 05:57   #3
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I'd disagree with quite a lot of the positive points he made there.
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I'd disagree with quite a lot of the positive points he made there.
Can you tell us more?
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Old 24 November 2007, 08:23   #5
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Only two things I didn't like from only having seen the boat on this clip is that:-

a) The throttle fitment looks like a bit of an afterthought. But that is probably just a personal thing.

and

b) If that consol swings forward for easy access is it waterproof at its base and if so how waterproof.

Nice looking boat. Not convinced its cheaper than any other similar RIBs as the bloke says.

Might be nice to invite Fairweather Marine on to this site to comment on any remarks made. This is after all the top rated RIB web site on Google.
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Old 24 November 2007, 08:45   #6
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I'd disagree with quite a lot of the positive points he made there.
You prefer the Tohatsu derivative then

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Old 24 November 2007, 09:38   #7
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Looked to me like a centre mount throttle that the owner wanted fitting on the side?
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Old 24 November 2007, 10:23   #8
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I think the stainless is pretty poor - I've had a quite a few issues with mine that I've had to had repaired.

The hinging console is a good idea but it prone to failure because of the stress it gets put under. The only way to sort this is to replace the little hinges solent use with the biggest you can find.

And I find the jockey seats a bit too wide, but maybe that's because I'm an odd shape.
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I like Mr Lemmers quote of it "Coming from a pedigree of a race boat hull". He should know, he splashed the fecker!
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Old 24 November 2007, 12:07   #10
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I thought the bit when he said about not having to stand on Tippie Toes was sweet.
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