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Old 06 June 2010, 13:49   #31
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Ribcraft must know what they sell most of. If it's two jockeys with basic console, then make a few of them.
One of the advantages of getting one from Ribcraft is that you get exactly what you ask for. As far as I'm aware there is no such thing as a 'standard' RIB - so if they built a dozen for stock, 11 of them would still be there next year (apart from the one that you are going to buy!!).

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If I end up buying a Humber or a Bombard because they have stock, is that good for Ribcraft?
It might be - if they supply a boat which isn't really what you want, it probably isn't good for either you or them!! If you buy a 'standard' RIB from another manufacturer, then they can get the hassle about the boat not being quite what you wanted.

Having said that, however - I'm biased. I've got one, it was worth the wait, and 5 years later (6 this August) I'm still grinning like an idiot why I fly past most other folk in anything other than flat calm......!!!
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Old 06 June 2010, 15:20   #32
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I would simply like to buy a high quality 4.7 to 5.2m deep V rib from a company that has a good reputation. I don't need lots of bells and whistles, I'm not fussy about the colour and I would be happy to rely on the expertise of the company to provide a boat that was as versatile as possible.

Clearly, if I am buying from stock, I see the boat, decide whether to buy it or not, then part with the cash. If later I decide it has one too few jockey seats, that's my tough luck, I'm not going to complain to the company.


I will just have to weigh up the pros and cons of either

a) buying a new boat NOW from stock (even in a small city like Quimper there are about 6 to choose from) and enjoying the summer with friends and family,
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b) waiting till mid/end summer and buying a potentially better boat from Ribcraft.

I can't believe that I am unique.
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Old 06 June 2010, 15:45   #33
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I can't believe that I am unique.
Most people just don't think "I'll go buy a RIB today".
It usually takes a couple of months to decide exactly what you want and then a couple more to find what you want.
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Old 06 June 2010, 16:09   #34
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Perhaps this is the perfect business opportunity for bernithebiker!

He could set up and manufacture the Standard French Rib for the Masses.

It'll need a snappy name.

Might I suggest, in the great French Tradition:

"Le Citron... bateaux de flac"
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Old 07 June 2010, 05:30   #35
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Perhaps this is the perfect business opportunity for bernithebiker!

He could set up and manufacture the Standard French Rib for the Masses.

It'll need a snappy name.

Might I suggest, in the great French Tradition:

"Le Citron... bateaux de flac"
Er, I speak fluent French and this is not funny.......?

I am not a rib 'nut'. I am unlikey to discuss the thickness of my Hypalon tubes down the pub with my mates.

I just want to get out on the water this summer, and enjoy a nice rib that can also handle some rougher water. Nothing complicated about that.
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I just want to get out on the water this summer, and enjoy a nice rib that can also handle some rougher water. Nothing complicated about that.
They wasn't still you started making problems for yourself.
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Old 07 June 2010, 06:36   #37
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Clearly, if I am buying from stock, I see the boat, decide whether to buy it or not, then part with the cash. If later I decide it has one too few jockey seats, that's my tough luck, I'm not going to complain to the company.

I can't believe that I am unique.
Have you ever tried to buy a new car?

3 month wait on an Audi or BMW is not uncommon if you want to specify what you want.

Car dealers don't keep much stock of new, unregistered cars.
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I would simply like to buy a high quality 4.7 to 5.2m deep V rib from a company that has a good reputation. I don't need lots of bells and whistles, I'm not fussy about the colour and I would be happy to rely on the expertise of the company to provide a boat that was as versatile as possible.

Clearly, if I am buying from stock, I see the boat, decide whether to buy it or not, then part with the cash. If later I decide it has one too few jockey seats, that's my tough luck, I'm not going to complain to the company.


I will just have to weigh up the pros and cons of either
This might tick all your boxes.... AND its available NOW !!!

http://www.boat-finder.com/12460/ind...ss_nav_id=1216

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Old 07 June 2010, 07:25   #39
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They wasn't still you started making problems for yourself.
Could you elaborate/translate?
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Have you ever tried to buy a new car?

3 month wait on an Audi or BMW is not uncommon if you want to specify what you want.

Car dealers don't keep much stock of new, unregistered cars.
A couple of years ago I bought a brand new Honda CRV to my spec. Waited a month.

Having said that, if they had had the same spec in stock, but blue or silver instead of black, I probably would have gone for that.

Call me impatient, I don't like waiting. Life's too short.

Last year I ordered a new 27" Imac, based on delivery early Nov. When they subsequently pushed the date back to December, I cancelled the order.
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