Dear wave humper and others.
I agree with what you say and feel that this is not the place to sell your boat or even concept.
There is no harm in putting forward ones opinion, as all to often the small man is left out and is left in most cases in the dark to make difficult decisions and a forum hopefully is the place to air ones concerns.
Rib buying and selling is about the succsesfull companies making a profit and in most cases they want to sell the product with a healthy margin,sometimes giving value and sometimes pulling the wool.
This means that you give them your money and you get a product that costs them less than what you have paid them or unfortunatley they will not give it to you.
This has its advantages as products get developed unfortunatley sometimes for maybe the wrong reasons,but it happens.
When I looked into the Cabin Rib Market I could get no sense at all from some suppliers when I asked what must of been very annoying questions and I can understand why now.
In fact one took me out to sea at ribex and soaked me so I was the only guy walking around with wet pants?
I felt at the time that I must be cracking up becouse I wanted to spend,but becouse of the costs that were involved I wasnt going to put up with some of the trade and there Blarzay attitudes, Im of the belief that if a company cant be arsed to send imfo or answer questions then walk away. so I did.
You will see in the next few months what I did about it,I will be interested in your feelings then, I am also aware that if I have cocked up then Im sure it will be pointed out .It will cost me dearly, but Im confident I havent.
I believe that after a great deal of planninig and a commitment to taking into account loades of suggestions,and the work and extreem amounts of cash, that ribs will finally make the jump into the big boat market and those guys who maybe thought they were just inflatable boats, will not say that any more.
I may be wrong we will see.Maybe who cares,I do, as I feel Ribs are the best form of sea transport you can get and the transport of the future.
In my opinion of course
Watch this space