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Old 27 July 2012, 05:28   #1
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Chinese Ribs

I am looking at buying one of these , , has anyone had any experience with these Chinese boats , the one I am looking at is PVC , is there anything I should be looking for that would indicate inferior quality .

Importing boats into Cambodia is a costly exercise , these are already in the country and are US$18,000 .00 each .


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Old 27 July 2012, 08:14   #2
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Welcome to Ribnet.

Unfortunately I can't comment on these particular boats, but if you do a search for "PVC grade" or "PVC quality" you will get some good general discussion.

To summarise at a high level, the quality of a PVC boat is down to a combination of the quality of the PVC material and the welding. Think of a child's inflatable toy dinghy for one end of that scale!

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Old 27 July 2012, 09:13   #3
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Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
Welcome to Ribnet.

Think of a child's inflatable toy dinghy for one end of that scale!
The Chinese RIB will be somewhere below that
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