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Old 23 January 2009, 10:56   #1
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What is a Flatercraft?

Thats it really...

Any ideas?
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Old 23 January 2009, 11:12   #2
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If you spell it "Flatacraft" then stick it in google, you'll probably find out everything you need to know!
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Old 23 January 2009, 11:19   #3
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If you spell it "Flatacraft" then stick it in google, you'll probably find out everything you need to know!
But Google usually tells me when I cant spell!

Are they any good?
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Old 23 January 2009, 11:26   #4
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The company was founded by Tony Lee Elliot in the early 70's, considered by some as a bit of a pioneer during the development of RIBs in that era.

I believe he retired a few years ago and I think the company was wound down, perhaps a lack of interest from anyone in taking over the company. More recently the name has been ressurrected so you would have to be careful in making any comparisons between the old and new Flatacrafts.
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Old 23 January 2009, 11:33   #5
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IThey are sound craft

if it's an old one then it was certainly well made. Nasher I believe gets a stiffy talking about them.

From my point of view they have all the things I'm looking for in a sturdy rib. Strong hul Tough toobs and belt and braces fastening of the tough toobs to the Strong hull.

What size are you interested in
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Old 23 January 2009, 11:49   #6
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Anyone that knows about these is REALLY OLD and been around a lot.

Many years ago, one took part in the Round Britain Race, Was it "Thirst Aid"? Jim Davidson took one (sort of) around Scotland on the first Round Scotland in 1990 A tough boat but the biggest complaint was that you pissed blood after using them!
Got a smashing picture somewhere of Tony Lee-Elliots "Shed" on its side off Chichester Bar back in 1992.I will try and find it.
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Asked the same question last year, http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=26486
Nasher is your man though
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Thats it really...

Any ideas?
It's Bristolian for 'Rib'.
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Nasher.
That was short and sniffy.... expected whole chapter

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