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Old 21 May 2004, 15:43   #21
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:43   #22
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( oops i can feel one coming my way)
Not from me 'cos I don't do them. In fact respect to you for speaking your mind.

Would you rather be "nice" or watch Bruce be lead into buying an inferior product? And I noticed that you're already qualifying your praise of RIB-X (Which you already admitted that you were biassed towards because you did a course for Colin or one of his clients) and anyway who in their right mind would fit cheap quality steering to a 6.5m RIB?

(BTW - Dave, did you ever need to get the Valiant tubes repaired?)
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:46   #23
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Someone who's customer didn't have another £400 to spend on hydraulic steering?

Well Prosport Humber Ribcraft also fit no feed back steering as standard.

Nope, never needed a repair but there was a patch and a tube of glue in the boat so i presume it would be easy enough to make a small repair.
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:54   #24
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You can fit whatever steering you want, miines got sea star...dont see how that makes a boat good or bad.
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Old 21 May 2004, 17:31   #25
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miines got sea star...
Which is good, IMHO! Chris, from the pictures you've posted, your RIB certainly looks well finished. Have a read of RIB Int if you get chance as they are actually quite complimentary about the 6.4 and it's the 7m that gets the criticism. What's interesting about RIB-X is the allegedly indeterminate origin of their product. If the RIB International review is accurate, then you may not know exactly where your boat is coming from!

OK I've been very harsh on this brand, and I've based much of this on secondhand reports, but if you're a prospective buyer then any subsequent resale of your RIB will be subject to the same questions asked by potential purchasers.

However, I'm still sceptical about the use of alternative materials and products which appear to be based on price and not function.
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Old 21 May 2004, 17:56   #26
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You should try one before you Judge them, like you i think one should buy the best where possible but that would stop a lot of people having fun on a limited budget. I have always said the 6.4 is a good boat even though i got a lot of stick for it..I am looking forward to reading the review....it seems that a few people are begining to agree with me now...lets be fair, if Falcon do as well as they do in racing they must know something about building boats.
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Old 21 May 2004, 18:07   #27
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Chris, I don't know if you bought yours new or secondhand...

Would you pay £22,313.25 for a new one (RIB-X branded)?
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Old 21 May 2004, 18:28   #28
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I actually got mine for a silly price with 30 Hours on it and like new including raymarine chart/fish, Sea Star, 115 Mariner 4 Stroke, Trailer and loads of bits, i doubt if i would buy a new boat i would rather let someone else suffer the deprecation. That said, I haven’t seen a Rib for a similar price retail that I would say is better value….but then what do I know?....I think Tim should be in a position to speak with some authority on Ribs and he seems to rate the 640 even though he is an agent for another maker...like i said..perhaps you should try one you may be suprised.
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I actually got mine for a silly price with 30 Hours on it and like new including raymarine chart/fish, Sea Star, 115 Mariner 4 Stroke, Trailer and loads of bitslike
So how much did the first owner lose on the boat?

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..perhaps you should try one you may be suprised.
Chris, please let's do it We're still waiting for you to join us on a weekend cruise.
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No idea...dont know how much he paid for it...got to fit a new radio and complete the rewire ,wont be too long now.
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