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Old 04 June 2010, 06:12   #11
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So the only possible conclusion then is that the French are lightweight summer cruisers, whilst the British are hard core all-weather kind of chaps?
I think the French are certainly beginning to see the appeal of rough water ribs. Redbay have sold a couple over there - the most recent being the previous Corryvreckan - an 11 meter, 90k+ rib.
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Old 04 June 2010, 06:24   #12
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deep V from the Netherlands.
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Old 04 June 2010, 11:59   #13
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Bombard 5.5 DB is pretty deep V....

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Not really!
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Old 04 June 2010, 14:13   #14
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Define Deep - V ..... My db 550 cuts the water nicely, very dry boat and been out in quite rough sees.... I would refer the others to have a hooked bow.

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Old 05 June 2010, 08:44   #15
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Define Deep - V ..... My db 550 cuts the water nicely, very dry boat and been out in quite rough sees.... I would refer the others to have a hooked bow.

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I'm no expert on this, but it seems to me that whilst most ribs have a fairly deep, sharp bow, where they differ most is at the rear. My Capelli had a fairly flat V at the back whilst the pictures of Ribcraft etc. show them having a much deeper V at the back.

SO I reckon the place to look is at the rear of the hull. Flattish V = easier to plane, but choppier in the rough, and vice versa.

Ribcraft can't do me a 4.8 till August, so I'm just going to have to wait or find an alternative........could they not employ more people to build them quicker? We are in a recession after all........
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Ribcraft can't do me a 4.8 till August, so I'm just going to have to wait or find an alternative........could they not employ more people to build them quicker? We are in a recession after all........
Factory space, Mould tool availability, etc. Not to mention that new people need training and supervising etc. Building a boat is multiple skills, GRP lamination, Tube Making, S/Steel work, electical etc.

3 months doesn't seem like a particulalry long wait to me, and I doubt they would want to hire people only to get rid of them in a few months time if the sales slump a bit.
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Factory space, Mould tool availability, etc. Not to mention that new people need training and supervising etc. Building a boat is multiple skills, GRP lamination, Tube Making, S/Steel work, electical etc.

3 months doesn't seem like a particulalry long wait to me, and I doubt they would want to hire people only to get rid of them in a few months time if the sales slump a bit.
That's all fair enough, but when the customer, keen to get on the water in June is presented with a selection of other boats in stock at dealers, the Ribcraft had better be alot better to justify waiting until the season is almost over. I'm just suprised they don't keep some stock ahead of the summer, of what must be one of their most popular sizes.
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That's all fair enough, but when the customer, keen to get on the water in June is presented with a selection of other boats in stock at dealers, the Ribcraft had better be alot better to justify waiting until the season is almost over. I'm just suprised they don't keep some stock ahead of the summer, of what must be one of their most popular sizes.
How do you propose Ribcraft predict what colour you would want the boat in?
If your that desperate Humber usually have a few boats already built.
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That's all fair enough, but when the customer, keen to get on the water in June is presented with a selection of other boats in stock at dealers, the Ribcraft had better be alot better to justify waiting until the season is almost over. I'm just suprised they don't keep some stock ahead of the summer, of what must be one of their most popular sizes.
theres a recession on and you want them to tie up cash in stock! Then as chewy says you'll come along and say "i'd like it just like that one but with yellow gel coat" or blue tubes, or grey wear patches, or a different console, or seat layout. If you want quick buy off the peg, if you want build you anything to your spec then go to a specialist and wait for it to be built. Oh, and probably don't try to buy it at the start of the season if your in a rush!
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I've been to the Ribcraft factory; they haven't got too much storage space available for stock. I waited three months for my boat but it was worth it. Archangel's lovely and I haven't had a single problem with her in two years.
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