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Old 10 November 2004, 08:03   #1
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Your chance to put your money where your mouth is...

I've just been flicking through the latest (Dec/Jan) edition of RIB International and spotted the following advertisement:

FOR SALE! RIB MOULDS

Hulls and floors and many other parts. Back up plugs. Patterns and production notes for GRP mouldings and Inflatable collars for a range of 15 RIB lengths and 30 models and layouts from 8ft 6 to 33ft. Raw stock, parts, fixings and fastenings, machines, hand tools and Health and Safety eqpt. Point of sale and Exhibition equipment.

One month's free tuition on all aspects of building, tenders, sports tenders, sailing tenders, ski RIBs, sports RIBs, dive RIBs, commercial RIBs, patrol RIBs, fast pursuit RIBs, endurance RIBs, cabin and race RIBs. Inboard models from 18ft. The lot + a VW LT 50 crew cab for 90k ono. For sale as one lot.

Currently valued and insured at 160k


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So what do you reckon? We all go on about the positives and negatives of the different RIB brands available and the changes we'd like to see. Well here's a chance to make it happen. All it would take is 9 people with a spare 10k each, or 5 people with 18k each, or... You do the Maths!! Oh, and if someone's got some premises...

Is this the opportunity you've been waiting for - the chance to show the existing manufacturers how it's done?
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Does it say who the manufacturer is?
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Old 10 November 2004, 08:15   #3
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Still for sale, huh? I must admit, that I gave it some serious consideration a while ago....
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Does it say who the manufacturer is?
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Ok, I think they have been forsale for a while seems a shame because I think flatacraft were one of the pioneering RIB manufacturers. Sadly, I don't have 90k...
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Louise you have far to much tim eon your hands
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Louise you have far to much time on your hands
Sad...but true!

Sssshhhhh!!! Don't tell Richard!!!!
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Old 10 November 2004, 08:46   #8
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Sad...but true!

Sssshhhhh!!! Don't tell Richard!!!!
Yeah get on with the housework!
No runs takes cover and put on his body amour and Kevlar helmate!!

But on the serious side great idea.
Could make the Ribnet boat truely a Ribnet boat!

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...don't tell me what?
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Yeah can you just image it with all the experts on here throwing there oar into the melting pot, for Gods sake we cant even agree on a colour let alone, engines, seats, consoul etc we'd be fighting from day one, MeMe would want his sun deck and Lord Davies his gun rack, TD5 would want a fridge freezer and Richard B a drinks cabinet, before you know it we'd be building a cabin boat....God forbid
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Yeah can you just image it with all the experts on here throwing there oar into the melting pot, for Gods sake we cant even agree on a colour let alone, engines, seats, consoul etc we'd be fighting from day one, MeMe would want his sun deck and Lord Davies his gun rack, TD5 would want a fridge freezer and Richard B a drinks cabinet, before you know it we'd be building a cabin boat....God forbid
Would be great to watch unfold though


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Now there's an idea..............
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ecksellent idea.

and build it out of ally...
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Tony Lee-Elliott has been trying to sell the Flatacraft moulds etc for about 3 years. Looks like the price has come down to something realistic now, although unfortunatly the company has been out of the limelight for too long, and all the newer RIB owners aren't aware of the amazing amount of effort and development Tony put in years ago as a pioneer of our sport.

There has been a line of Flatacraft force 4's in my family for the last 26 years.
But sadly when I needed a bigger boat, there was no Flatacraft suitable around, and I've moved on.
Web sites flatacraft.com and flatacraft.co.uk are available from me, now my Force 4 has been sold.

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If every member of Ribnet put in 49.18 we could buy it.
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Where do I send the cheque?
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We could call it a Camel Rib - the boat that was built by committeee
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That's my next project to turn a camel RIB into a desirable craft!
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I thought the dec/jan issue was out on the 17th? A couple of my pics are supposed to be in it....

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