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Old 31 May 2016, 03:55   #111
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I Knew it, I bet that Ribcraft had an Etec engine. The Etec caused the plywood to rot :0. If the rib does not have an etec it must have been moored up to an Etec powered boat at some stage.

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Old 31 May 2016, 06:44   #112
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It's an old post and I never come across it until I experienced the problem! rotten plywood!
Not good for sure...but Pikey is on his Third Ribcraft!....and second NEW Build...if that means anything!?

I do hear on the Grapevine Ribcraft have sold Two complete new Foreign Franchises to join the one in the U.S. So world domination is still on track!
...Ammo for Boris!??
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Old 31 May 2016, 07:22   #113
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I Knew it, I bet that Ribcraft had an Etec engine. The Etec caused the plywood to rot :0. If the rib does not have an etec it must have been moored up to an Etec powered boat at some stage.

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This made me lol as it's exactly what I thought!
Our kids sailing club has 3 ribcraft and one ribtec the ribcraft are all still fine despite being left in the water 12 months of the year with minimal maintenance and getting hammered by all and sundry Inc teenage dinghy instructors
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Old 31 May 2016, 07:29   #114
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From being on the forum a while it does seem like due to the nature of the "small" rib manufacturing industry being so fluid, many makes have periods where build standards suffered. That seems to include many reputable brands that were owned by different people at different times.

As with everything, buying new or second hand requires significant investigation and ideally IMHO a marine surveyors report unless you are buying new enough for a warranty. Just like a car/house/plane/jewellery or any other asset worth more than you personally aren't arsed about!
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It's not an old rib and very little use... It was also kept under dry storage space for a while - just poor design and negligence of the manufacturer can explain this...
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Not good for sure...but Pikey is on his Third Ribcraft!....and second NEW Build...if that means anything!?

I do hear on the Grapevine Ribcraft have sold Two complete new Foreign Franchises to join the one in the U.S. So world domination is still on track!
...Ammo for Boris!??
More spin than a Warnie flipper and no dodgy spelling. Alistair Campbell would've been proud of such fine work.
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More spin than a Warnie flipper and no dodgy spelling. You could grab a spot in the Labour party press dept with work like this.
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Max - you know the rules. Stop! Willk's back in Wifi range, and getting all frustrated at being off the boat, don't give him an excuse.
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