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Old 31 March 2010, 15:22   #31
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Yes quite right, I believe the big yellow Was poorly built from a BWM mould and that design is also used in one of the Parker range obviusly to a much higher standard.

The OLD Ribquest consoles I know were poor and I know Dave has never used the old stock that he inherited in the new Ribquest boats, instead he has sent them free of charge to the people that have the old boats with consoles that have cracked.
I was thinking more of the one that fell off.

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Old 31 March 2010, 15:27   #32
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as i said earlier I'm not knocking the boat, my advice was constructive, to prove a point I've found a comparable boat to illistrate this.
the Parker rib is almost the same in size with 2 x 250hp, but has more displacement, my yellow boat has about 600kgs in the back end but in both cases to tube are just on the water, i may have looked at other boats for ideas but i only use other people's moulds with there permission and i don't copy them
Biffer, Your boats look very nice and I'm sure they are capable and well put together,and in no way did I mean you had copied anyone's mouldings.

I have also attached pictures of boats that have tubes in the water similar to the Ribquest.
All of which are very capable and well built.

Having the tubes in the water at rest gives stability, Then when the boat is at speed the hull lifts and the tubes either lift out of or just skim the water. Obviously if you are building a rib for speed like a Scorpion or Revenger the it pays to have the tubes out of the water. Which ever, either way neither is wrong just different.
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Old 31 March 2010, 15:32   #33
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I was thinking more of the one that fell off.

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...le=/SB2-07.pdf
Yes that one also, But you need to differentiate between the old Ribquest and the new and not tar with same brush there is a massive difference.
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Old 31 March 2010, 15:44   #34
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Yes that one also, But you need to differentiate between the old Ribquest and the new and not tar with same brush there is a massive difference.
Very true.
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I suspected that may have been the case, but it wasn't stated in your original post that you were quoting Dave Rose.
Dai, I think you're havin a Polwart moment.

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There's a forever discussion about tubes in or out of the water. I reckon it is good to have boats of both types cos it gives a wider choice of characteristics to choose from. Not many years ago, it would have been difficult to find a rib with tubes out of the water.

The Ribquest does look particularly low for an empty boat but it also looks seriously stable and planted under way and running at a good angle. IMHO of course.
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Lucky you.

We never got to see the 'plug' used in the development of their Outhill lookalike console.
heres my 2 pence worth ..

this is my 2nd ribquest and i wouldn't buy anything else they are a fantastic rib 1 of the best on the market the build quality is fantastic far better then most ribs i looked at so before you make any negative comments go give them a look over and try one you might be surprised how good they are (unless your welsh they never happy)

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Old 31 March 2010, 20:30   #38
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Dai, I think you're havin a Polwart moment.

Yeah, polly's been quiet of late, so someone has to stand-in from time to time.
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heres my 2 pence worth ..

this is my 2nd ribquest and i wouldn't buy anything else they are a fantastic rib 1 of the best on the market the build quality is fantastic far better then most ribs i looked at so before you make any negative comments go give them a look over and try one you might be surprised how good they are (unless your welsh they never happy)

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In answer to your question,

If you take time to look at all of the other Ribquest consoles and mouldings they are nothing like anything else that's out there weather you like them or not. So I think we need to put this to bed once and for all.
So are you saying on computer shy Dave's behalf that the console in question was very very similar to an Outhill
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