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Old 23 August 2007, 06:49   #1
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What would Steve Irwin say?

Having moved from Guernsey to Perth I was looking forward to days out on the water dodging Tiger sharks. However having gone to the Perth boat show in search of a new Rib it became apparent that the Ozzies do not appreciate Ribs and there was nothing on show except the weird Rib on wheels and a Zap Cat.

Has anyone got any ideas of what is going on with this and any experience of buying/importing a Rib from Blighty. Major issue would be exchange rates as some toilet paper has a higher value than Ozzy notes.

Any ideas of a solution would be welcomed.
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Old 23 August 2007, 06:57   #2
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Check out South Africa as a source. I believe they have some great capability and the currency is not so much of a problem. You could always set up a dealership!
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Old 23 August 2007, 07:03   #3
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What about one of those nice Protectors from NZ ?
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Old 23 August 2007, 07:06   #4
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Hi Mark,

I've looked into it fairly thoroughly - there is a bit more choice on this coast, but anything good is very pricey. I'm bring in an Osprey Vipermax from the UK. Happy to discuss and help out if I can. Send me a pm with some contact details if you want to chat.
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What about one of those nice Protectors from NZ ?
Yep they look great - but the smallest is 6.5m and they are not cheap either.
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Old 23 August 2007, 07:53   #6
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What do you think of Perth - one of my best mates is emigrating there next month - and yes it's all down to Tony!!! In fact there are more people leaving the UK now than ever before - nearly 400,000 last year - and they are the very people we NEED here.
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Old 23 August 2007, 08:34   #7
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Old 23 August 2007, 10:58   #8
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and yet anotehr vipermax.

and a mate of course
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Old 23 August 2007, 11:19   #9
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My apprentice emigrated to perth area last year . He seems to be getting of well with more job and fun prospects than here, by the sounds of it .

maybe they don't have ribs because the sun kills the tubes too quickly .
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My apprentice emigrated to perth area last year . He seems to be getting of well with more job and fun prospects than here, by the sounds of it .

maybe they don't have ribs because the sun kills the tubes too quickly .
I think this is true the toooobs dont weather well in a hot climate

My Mum emigrated to Cyprus and looked into buying a rib and was advised against it with that explanation
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