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Old 28 January 2004, 05:43   #1
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Does anyone know or have any information about X-Ribs, from the website http://www.x-rib.co.uk/ they look ok and fairly seaworthy boats, would be interested to hear any comments anyone has or has any one any direct contact with them.

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If you do a search for Falcon ribs I think you'll find a lot of people have opinions on them!
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So are they Falcon ribs in disguise then...... heard the hulls are made in SA.
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Importer of Falcons
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Are you thinking of RIB-X? http://www.rib-x.co.uk
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Guys i was thinking of X-Ribs not Ribx..... i believe Ribx are the masked Falcon boats built in SA and shipped over here re branded to fool us !!.

X-Ribs on the other hand look a whole different kettle of fish and much more like a ribcraft, can someone shed any more light on this manufacturer.
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OOh, ive got the brochure downstairs, ill go get it.

edit: cant find it anywhere, my house is just a big pile of catologues and magazines at the moment.

Anyway, i went to see them at LBS and the boats looked alright, the fitout looked alright, but there were pricey.
I rejected them on the grounds of being way too expensive for what they are. Humber has been one of the cheapest makers we looked at. 17k for a 6m with 90 suzi, only one cheaper is rib-x.

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