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Old 04 May 2003, 13:16   #41
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Really david,

What about this new engine then?

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Old 04 May 2003, 13:18   #42
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David must be kidding, after all that effort he put into the Yam 115, including my important part!
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Old 04 May 2003, 15:25   #43
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It was fairly obvious to me that this thread was all about market research, however the results that come from an open forum such as this as opposed to a constructed focus group can surely only be useful to us in the future. Especially if it produces better ribs or even useful aftermarket products.

Some body else can puntuate this reply cos I can't be arsed it's been a long day!
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Old 05 May 2003, 02:32   #44
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See other threads regarding preceived value for money!

To paraphrase an excellent article about choosing a RIB, which is reproduced in full on RibCraft's site:

Most RIB advertising is based on the theme of glamorous mediterranean speed/sunbathing machines, with a bare torsoed driver, and a bikini clad partner draped over the tubes.

The article goes on to question the relevance of this "pose" to 30kts, on a moderate sea under a UK sky!! This is reality for all of us after all.

The point, Kitten, is that most RIBs bought in the Uk will be used on our coastal waters, where glorious weather, and bikini's are not the norm, but lumpy seas, dry suits and families are. - comfortable hulls, secure seating for all, and, from a family perspective, decent internal depth to keep sprogs within are more important than sunbathing platforms promising unuseable ultimate speed. Maybe boring, but look where the money is.

Depends on your target group though.
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Old 05 May 2003, 03:18   #45
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comfortable hulls, secure seating for all, and, from a family perspective, decent internal depth to keep sprogs within are more important than sunbathing platforms promising unuseable ultimate speed.
We all know that. But what sells?

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Why SUVs sell ?

Because it's a compromise of everything (I think)

Maybe the same applies to RIBS
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Old 05 May 2003, 06:46   #48
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The subliminal Sell

Ribs Sell cos of there versatility,and They dont limit the clients imaginary expectations as to there expected uses,as do other forms of boats.
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Keith, it stands for Sports Utility Vehicle
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Thanks Dimitris

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