Originally Posted by Peter J
Hello all,I have just bought a RibX 575 and take delivery next week.
A friendly advise, make sure that the boat doesn't have PVC 'ventilation'
things like those shown in the link on it PVC or Hypallon??
, Also check the botom half of the console and make sure that is properly jell coated, and that the hull hatch covers and deck do not have chips also that the battery is properly secured with straps on.
The photos you see in the link bellow are from 640s FALCON Boats (same as the 545 only longer just a bit) which in England they come under the brand name RIB-X. See also this thread At LAAAAAAAAST!!
The boats usually appart from some minor (and in my case MAJOR) bits that may be damaged or missing (poss not in your case since I assume that RIB-X have looked the boat over and I know having met the guys that they have made sure that everything is OK before delivery as they are 1st class people) goes pritty well but you need to have the engine trimmed down at all times and just play with the throttle only. Aslo is a strong made boat and although now from what I have experienced I have my doubts about the PVC lasting for long (will see in a few years anyway), I believe that the hull will last you for years.
Enjoy her and just put her in the water. Follow your instict