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Old 25 January 2017, 16:19   #11
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Also think about filling the tanks. A fixed tank means having a water side petrol pump (e.g. in a marina), taking the boat to the filling station or carrying fuel in smaller containers and decanting into the main tank each time you use it.
It really isn't that much hassle than taking portable fuel tanks to the boat....I use a wide bore jiggle tube which only takes a few minutes to fill my 60l fixed tank from two portable plastic 25l jerry cans.

My boat originally had a static albeit easily removable 34l plastic tank, I supplemented this with a custom built 60l internal (albeit easily accessible but not really easily removable) stainless tank. However the plastic tank started leaking from damage caused by constant buffeting etc. I now just make do with the just the stainless tank which I find works really well. I did have the luxury of a really pretty large forward locker tho - even tho its only a 4.7m boat.

I chose s/s as I thought it more durable than aluminium and no-one seems to make custom tanks in plastic for petrol.
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Old 26 January 2017, 03:51   #12
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Following on from my recent experience with a Chinese manufactured RIB, I wonder if there is such a thing as a "high quality chinese boat".
Don't proceed with the order would be my advice, how I wish that someone had told me that two years ago!
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Old 26 January 2017, 04:14   #13
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......... how I wish that someone had told me that two years ago!
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Where've you been hiding?
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Old 26 January 2017, 04:36   #14
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Where've you been hiding?


I'm not looking for sympathy, and not getting any either.
Just trying to save others from falling victim as I did.
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Old 26 January 2017, 05:26   #15
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I'm not looking for sympathy, and not getting any either.
Just trying to save others from falling victim as I did.


I wasn't offering sympathy (I don't do that) it was your comment about you wish you'd been told prior to buying. The quality of Chinese boats has been done to death on here over the years, you must have been hiding under the stairs to have missed it.
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Old 26 January 2017, 13:50   #16
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Tank design is suspect fo sure its all wrong
Filler needs to be at front or on top ideally breather and inspection plate fab up front and bonded direct to hull that will flex and move all day long once it gets out in our calm seas

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Following on from my recent experience with a Chinese manufactured RIB, I wonder if there is such a thing as a "high quality chinese boat".
Don't proceed with the order would be my advice, how I wish that someone had told me that two years ago!
CJ
Thanks.
I am going on abrand that has been tested here for a few years and proved it is worth something...getting also help from expert to request for important modifications and got himself seven boats from that same factory.
China trash has earned its bad reputation but you can find there high quality stuff as well..depends where you go. seen people here taking chance and getting boats not worth apenny as well..
Hope i will still say this 2 years from now
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Old 26 January 2017, 15:52   #19
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Thanks.
I am going on abrand that has been tested here for a few years and proved it is worth something...getting also help from expert to request for important modifications and got himself seven boats from that same factory.
China trash has earned its bad reputation but you can find there high quality stuff as well..depends where you go. seen people here taking chance and getting boats not worth apenny as well..
Hope i will still say this 2 years from now
is it a highfield rib your buying
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Old 26 January 2017, 16:40   #20
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Does that comment relate to the RIB or to the container for holding fuel?
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