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Old 27 October 2006, 17:24   #1
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Tornado...moving production abroad.

Hi all,

Does anyone know when this is going to take place or has it already happened?

Any news would be gratefully received. Thanks.

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Old 28 October 2006, 03:49   #2
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A collegue of mine got a 8,5 , some 4 weeks ago. This was the first china boat delivered in Norway. The hull was pretty good, but front locker, transom locker and other things that was handcraftet and not moulded had very poor finish. Guess it take some boats to get it right.

Dont know if tubes is made i china, but they looked just the same as the one produced in GB.

The boat was supposed to be delivered in june, but came in september.
No one could tell us where or what was happening to the boat in that period.
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Old 28 October 2006, 04:56   #3
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Thanks for the information Roy.

I have got a bit of vested interest with a rib in production at the moment!

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I don't know why these companies do it. It's the same with foreign call centres - ok it may save some money short term but it hardly inspires customer confidence.
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- lots of them!
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it hardly inspires customer confidence.
The general public will buy anything - look at Navman for Example! Data Protector
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Old 28 October 2006, 18:24   #7
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china!

I fear this will be a mistake, our 8.5 was excellent but frankly I bought it because of local advise and local knowledge on behalf of the builder who was excellent. Are we sure this is the case ?
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- lots of them!
Yes but only SHORT term - makes no sense at all driving your customers away. Just like whatever idiot changed the name of Jif to Cif - I mean who would ask for a bottle of cif in a shop???
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Thanks again for all the comments.

Can anyone confirm for definite if Tornados are now being manufactured in China ( or anywhere else outside the UK ) as I am in a real 'need to know situation'!

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Cif

Whats jiff? Is it like cif cleaning stuff
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Old 29 October 2006, 16:05   #11
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Can anyone confirm for definite if Tornados are now being manufactured in China ( or anywhere else outside the UK ) as I am in a real 'need to know situation'!

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Why don't you call em and find out?

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Old 29 October 2006, 16:29   #12
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jif cif

wasn't Jif's name changed to Cif because certain languages coudn't pronounce to word Jif!!!!

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Hi Shaggy,

Now why didn't I think of that. Or would it be the weekend at the moment?

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Hi all,

For information.

I have just been contacted by Barnet Marine and have been assured that Tornados are still being manufactured in Hull. A move to production in China is in process at the moment.

I am bit confused though as RibRoy has said that his colleague has just received a Tornado that was manufactured in China!

Laurence Lock from Barnet Marine is on holiday at present. So hopefully I shall know more when he gets back. For those that have pm'd me and may be affected by this situation I shall keep you posted.

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Hi again.

The Norwegian importer said nothing about the boat was prodused i china at the start. When the boat was 6 weeks delayed, and he could not answer for when to expect it, he said it was because it was shipped from china.

Guess it's produced in china and not shipped from UK to china and then to Norway

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Hi all,

For information.

I have just been contacted by Barnet Marine and have been assured that Tornados are still being manufactured in Hull. A move to production in China is in process at the moment.

I am bit confused though as RibRoy has said that his colleague has just received a Tornado that was manufactured in China!

Laurence Lock from Barnet Marine is on holiday at present. So hopefully I shall know more when he gets back. For those that have pm'd me and may be affected by this situation I shall keep you posted.

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Old 30 October 2006, 12:59   #17
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Hmmm,

Think I need to ask a few more questions!

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In China?
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Nice one Richard.
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In China?
Probably fishing [he's rather good at it].
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