Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 August 2011, 11:54   #11
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,595
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon B View Post
This was a Ribcraft fitment?
Sure was, this is just one of a long list of things I've had to put right.

I know I should kick off, but TBH I can't be ar5ed. It's a 600mile round trip for me & it's easier to do it myself. At least I know it's been done right. It just pi55es me off that I have to do it on a £30K+ boat from a manufacturer that's supposed to be one of the best around. But that seems to be the way the world works these days, oh hummm
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 12:10   #12
Member
 
kerny's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs
Boat name: IMOGEN
Make: Air-Craft 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 60
MMSI: 235087492
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7,040
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to kerny
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPR View Post
sorry...but back on subject, the MAIB a report on a incident about screws and not using proper glue to secure seats to the boat causing accident...

I would at least verbally give them hassle, trading standards etc...

regards
The seat is securely fitted, it won't budge even with the screws out as it has been bedded down on a bead of sikaflex. Whoever fitted it just forgot to add some to most of the screw holes.
__________________

__________________
kerny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 12:33   #13
Trade member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Yeovil, Somerset
Boat name: Ribcraft1
Make: Ribcraft
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 75
Send a message via Skype™ to jace
Hi Dave

No not great on our part so please accept our apologies, theyíre supposed to be well staged in and certainly the boards sealed. The hatches are trimmed in by the fitters and the correct method is below, they obviously didnít do a great job with the sealant on your boat. If you would like me to supply an over sized hatch to trim in or some sikaflex, please drop me a line. Also with any other issue youíve experienced as Iíve no record of anything on file here.

Best Regards

Jason

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2635.jpg
Views:	420
Size:	53.9 KB
ID:	61704

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2637.jpg
Views:	442
Size:	63.8 KB
ID:	61705

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2641.jpg
Views:	425
Size:	37.5 KB
ID:	61706
__________________
__________________
Ribcraft Ltd - Direct Dial: 01935 403180
www.ribcraft.co.uk - jason@ribcraft.co.uk
Manufacturers of Rigid Inflatable Boats, Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/ribcraft
jace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 12:33   #14
Member
 
Kernow Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cornwall
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Alright then I'll say it

Are Ribcraft losing their reputation for quality products? I'm thinking of the 'cracked transom light pole threat' and now this. Or are these isolated incidents that any manufacturer that produces their volume of boats slips up on from time to time?
__________________
Kernow Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 12:42   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
Alright then I'll say it

Are Ribcraft losing their reputation for quality products? I'm thinking of the 'cracked transom light pole threat' and now this. Or are these isolated incidents that any manufacturer that produces their volume of boats slips up on from time to time?
__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 12:47   #16
RIBnet supporter
 
gotchiguy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dinard, Brittany
Boat name: Into the Red
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude E-tec 250HO
MMSI: 235 076 114
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,948
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
Alright then I'll say it

Are Ribcraft losing their reputation for quality products? I'm thinking of the 'cracked transom light pole threat' and now this. Or are these isolated incidents that any manufacturer that produces their volume of boats slips up on from time to time?
__________________
gotchiguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 13:00   #17
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,595
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kernow

Alright then I'll say it

Are Ribcraft losing their reputation for quality products? I'm thinking of the 'cracked transom light pole threat' and now this. Or are these isolated incidents that any manufacturer that produces their volume of boats slips up on from time to time?
I thought the cracked transom was Humber

ee lad, tha can't educate pork
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 13:02   #18
Member
 
Kernow Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cornwall
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
I thought the cracked transom was Humber

ee lad, tha can't educate pork
Hope not, it's going to ruin this thread

I'll check

Strewth....
Not a happy chappy at all.......

Sorry Ribcraft!
__________________
Kernow Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 13:50   #19
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,595
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by jace View Post
Hi Dave

No not great on our part so please accept our apologies, they’re supposed to be well staged in and certainly the boards sealed. The hatches are trimmed in by the fitters and the correct method is below, they obviously didn’t do a great job with the sealant on your boat. If you would like me to supply an over sized hatch to trim in or some sikaflex, please drop me a line. Also with any other issue you’ve experienced as I’ve no record of anything on file here.

Best Regards

Jason

Attachment 61704

Attachment 61705

Attachment 61706
Hi Jason, hopefully the problem is cured now, I just hope that I've got all the water out of the ply. I might take you up on the oversize hatch / Sika & make it a winter project just to be sure. As for the other problems, speak to Charlie. He had the boat back for a week, about a month after delivery, for a list of snagging issues.
Re the fitting of the hatch, mine's nothing like your photos, the non-slip floor finish was still in place & the hatch was just plonked on top. It hasn't been ground back at all, as you can see from the photos.
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2011, 16:20   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mighty Penryn
Boat name: Little Joe.
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: Honda BF50
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8,841
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
Re the fitting of the hatch, mine's nothing like your photos, the non-slip floor finish was still in place & the hatch was just plonked on top. It hasn't been ground back at all, as you can see from the photos.
Over to you Jace. Somerset have produced some good spinners over the years, get some spin on this one.
__________________

__________________
Mollers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.