Originally Posted by Erin
If you were employing a trainee in a small boat building firm, what would you let them do. Lay up the hull, rig the engine, fit the tubes or fit a few hatches?
Any of those providing they were correctly trained and supervised! However its easy to point the finger at the trainee. I don't think there is any boatbuilder who can absolutely guarantee that there won't be someone who cuts a corner on a friday afternoon. What matters is how they deal with hiccups when they happen, and how they tighten their procedures going forward (e.g. keeping records of who fits hatches so a problem like this results in an arse kicking
retraining; this would also mean you would know which other boats were fitted out by the same chancer so direct after sales activity there). I've seen the finishing on Ribcrafts and its generally a very high standard.