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Old 13 April 2003, 12:00   #141
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it's not the size its the quality that counts!!! he he!!
Funny what you say my wife says that too LOLOL
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Old 13 April 2003, 16:41   #142
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Manos, go away. You're a pest.


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Manos, I see you've pulled the picture. I'll give you credit for that.

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Old 13 April 2003, 17:02   #143
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Fi, if you are selling A frames for £1000 each I must be in the wrong job, and I thought Ribtec were expensive.
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Old 13 April 2003, 17:10   #144
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I have to defend Fiona P here, these "A" frames are serious bits of work, all luvly 2" S/S tube, loads of curves and bends,highly labour intensive construction, double tubes, absolutely first class work from best boys for the job from littlehamptom. don't get em confused with some of the old tosh you see on some ribs.
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Old 13 April 2003, 17:33   #145
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Not sure if I'm sorry I started you all off again or not!! Some very interesting reading here, amongst the irrational rants that is!

I posted on this subject as I'm in the market for a boat and car at the same time, and couldn't help compare what you get for what you pay!!

Following the advice posted in response; I should either root out an old Moskovitch, and buy a Scorpion, or buy an Audi, some hypalon fabric, glue, fibreglass, and an old steam engine! Which I wonder.

Can it really all be down to inefficient manufacturing techiniques/low volume/expensive labour?

Shouldn't say this as it's for sale, but my poor little Humber is atrociously built! Fit/finish/fairness of line etc. None would score highly in anybody's book, yet it still commands a "significant" RRP!! Why?
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Old 13 April 2003, 18:00   #146
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Windchill, probably because it's a good boat.

I've now got 2 Humbers. My original will be for sale when the new one is complete. However, the 'old' one was a bit utilitarian in build but, in the 7 years I've owned it, it has never frightened me. I've frightened me with it, but that's another thing. My new one, whilst still a typical Humber, is very well finished. In some ways, outstandingly so. Also, the old one has done many thousands of miles and there are no cracks, no crazing, the hull's still shiny and the tubes, although a bit paler than when they were new, are fine with no signs of perishing, porisity etc. which you hear about regularly about other makes.
As an example, I was recently at a boat show where a new Revenger was for sale. It had obviously been trialed and there were gel stress cracks around the tube attachment flange at the bow. How flexible/flimsy must that be? It hadn't even had 1 owner yet.
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Old 13 April 2003, 18:26   #147
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Once again I will say 'There's different horses for different courses'
You wouldn't catch me buying a workboat Rib like you lot seem to like - usually black, grubby and slow - but as you say very good in North Sea conditions! but who the hell wants to go out for the day in a force 8 in the middle of the sea! Ya all mad!

I like luxury, style, high performance and good weather - No crap, There's loads of that around! Just mind the Cowboys when you buy a rib and ask to see it in production - then you'll find out if the builder, manufactures themselves or subs the work out! Check what the boats made of fibreglass or kevlar composite. Dont compare the price of two ribs until you know all the facts - 'Dont judge a book by its cover'

All I can say listening ta some of you is - go buy a Skoda! he he he he!!!!!
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Old 13 April 2003, 18:33   #148
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I like luxury, style, high performance and good weather
- So Fiona, are you saying that Mark Pascoe RIBs are "fair weather" RIBs?
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Old 13 April 2003, 18:39   #149
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Hey Fi,

This is the UK. You know, that place where you can get four seasons in one day. You might end up in a force 8 but it was a 2 when you left for your blast/picnic/blast back home again. Then what do you do after you've burried the bow and all that style is soggy?

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Old 13 April 2003, 19:14   #150
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Tut Tut boys we just differ in style! No I have no intentions of going out in a Force 8 in the North Sea - Would I cope with a force 6 going to Poole from Hamble - Yes! especially in an SR9 - which are excellent in that condition! and no I dont have a financial interest in the company!

I enjoy luxury, high performance and actually an inboard volvo in an SR9 - favourable!

One of MPL's outboard Ribs was clocked at 93 mph last week - If a storm broke out, it wouldn't take long to get to land! and if you are any good as a seaman ya should be able to judge the weather for four hours! If not and ya get caught you drive to the sea conditions!

But one thing Lads I will state - some of you need to take lesssons on how to drive boats! and stop living off ya ego's blaming the vessel! There's nothing better than a good driver and I think I can name them on one hand in the high performance market! he he he!! but loads who think they can!!
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