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Old 15 September 2004, 10:26   #31
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Not all SA boats are badly built... and poor quality.....
the GEMINIs in fact are excellent wouldn't you say?

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I know some people with Falcons, and they seem OK for what they do..... ie good ribs that do what they are ment to , but they are not Scorpion, Redbays or tornados etc
We have been discussing this here in fact with the Falcon rep i.e why there is such a big difference in the finish quality between boats produced by the same factory. Well we think we cracked it. The same happens to a few RIB factories in Greece. Meaning, the basic hull and the bulk of the work is very good to excellent, but the finish is crap. Reason, the factories here employ mainly Alabanias as they are cheap labour. These people haven't seen a RIB ever, never mind making one. So they do the hull which is hard manual work and all the hard staff and when it comes to finish don't know what 'GOOD FINISH' means. If you get some one good at his job you get a nice finished boat otherwise .............
The same we believe happens in SA. They employ all these refugees from Nigeria, Zimbabue etc to make the RIBs and when it comes to the finish is pot of luck whether you get a good boat or not. If you get the guy that is good at his job to finishing your boat you get a good finished boat, if you get the other one who is not that good or doesn't know what good finish means you get a badly finished boat. Therefore, you have quality issues in production. And this is the reason we think that we've got 7 brand new boats here all with different small problems (but problems nevertheless)

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a point about the price, I dont feel they are worth the extra money over tornados, Redbays, XS, Ribcrafts etc
NO THEY DON'T. As I said cheep and cheerfull like Blue Nun. Not as expenssive as Cloudy Bay. But they are both wines and which one you like depends on your palet?
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Old 15 September 2004, 10:27   #32
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MeMe I'm affraid that Phil's right he gets full marks
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Alan,

Can I ask you have you ever owned a Falcon or for that matter seen one?

Out of interest have you read the reviews on Falcons (Rib-X).

I must point out that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the build quality of our one and you are more than welcome to come and inspect our one, but be prepared to be thrown overboard by two irate owners...

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I would also point out that crap build quality is not solely confined to SA built RIB's but the UK Rib industry does its best in this respect too. I owned one. It was a B.................
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well ............. this will NEVER be equal to that
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Alan,

Can I ask you have you ever owned a Falcon or for that matter seen one?

Out of interest have you read the reviews on Falcons (Rib-X).

I must point out that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the build quality of our one and you are more than welcome to come and inspect our one, but be prepared to be thrown overboard by two irate owners...

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