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Old 02 May 2007, 18:41   #11
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I recently read the "end of year" on the 7.8 ballistic from Hugo M. Swan who mentioned that the seats soak through the stitching. I suggest thus a recover and double turn the stitching on th eseats which act like a sponge through the original stiching. so worry about the wet arse and not the pink!!!
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Old 02 May 2007, 18:56   #12
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Any suggestions for removing fuel (2 stroke dyed pink) stains from decking (composite material similar to fibre-glass)?
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Old 09 May 2007, 11:29   #13
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I have contacted the manufacturers and they said that as the 12 month warranty ran out Oct 2006 they would not sort the problem out. For a rib that cost over 40,000 new I would have expected a lot higher quality and better customer service.
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Old 09 May 2007, 12:14   #14
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I have contacted the manufacturers and they said that as the 12 month warranty ran out Oct 2006 they would not sort the problem out. For a rib that cost over 40,000 new I would have expected a lot higher quality and better customer service


Reply to the above:

Ballistic said as the boat was used commercially, and commercially used boats only come with 1 years warranty, they would not be prepared to replace the upholstery FOC. However, they have said that they would be happy so supply new upholstery at COST. The boat is a 2005 boat, with the warranty expiring October 2006.

Sorry facts are important!!

Recreational boats have 3 years warranty on them

Obviously when you bought the boat you inspected it and bought on the condition / price) accordingly??
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Old 09 May 2007, 12:22   #15
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The boat was used for a year for rib training and clocked only 90 hrs use. In October 2006 it was then taken to your yard to be sold. The staining must have been present when it arrived at your yard within the 12 month guarantee. If it wasn't present then it must have occured whilst sitting in your yard. Either way I would expect the upholstery on a 40,000 to last longer that 12 months and 90 hrs use.

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Old 09 May 2007, 12:52   #16
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Neil, the Ballistic is my old RIB...the staining on the seats first appeared when in my ownership and I assumed (rightly or wrongly) that it came from red dye on the lifejackets and red foul weather kit that were stored under seat pods -it always came off using starbright vinyl cleaner and I'd be surprised if that doesnt do the trick again. IMHO, it doesnt sound like a warranty issue, just part of the pleasure of having a RIB with a light colour scheme.

Not sure about the paint issues with the outboard either, but did you notice these when you bought her? As with buying a car, when you notice "defects" you negotiate the price accordingly - I thought that given the price you paid for her, these factors had been taken into account.

Incidentally, I've always found the after sales support from JBT to be first class and when they can help you, they will.
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Old 09 May 2007, 12:53   #17
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Old 09 May 2007, 12:57   #18
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Any suggestions for removing fuel (2 stroke dyed pink) stains from decking (composite material similar to fibre-glass)?
Try swarfega or similar hand cleaner with grit in it.
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Old 09 May 2007, 13:10   #19
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I purchased the boat from charliesum which was advertised on this site:

ballistic rib 7.8m - 250 etec - 33,000 plus vat

charliesum purchased it new from JBT. Are you saying you owned it?

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Old 09 May 2007, 13:14   #20
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Hi Neil, sorry, I thought you'd bought my Ballistic 7.8 that was on sale at JBT until last week.
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