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Old 09 February 2008, 14:24   #1
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Rib-Shop experiences

Hi, I have recently bought a 2 year old Ribeye Playtime 600, On buying the boat the tubes were very faded and had not been looked after or even covered up so I needed to bring these back and turn the boat into what I would be happy to call my boat.

I know there is lots of talk on here about best things to clean boats with but I decided to take the plunge and get someone else to do it....

I contacted Rib Shop on the Hamble and Kieron could not have been more helpful and we booked the rib in, I knew it would look better but was not prepared for what I saw when I picked it up, It looked new! I am really not joking, for £175, the hull had been power washed, the decks steam cleaned and the tubes brough back to new using Rib Revive and then a 3m Vinyl Protectant used. The boat is now officially my pride and joy and I cannot recommend them enough, they also serviced my Yamaha F115 which is running perfectly.

I dont work there, have no affiliantion with the Shop but wanted to share my experience, it is rare to find people nowadays that genuinly take a pride in their work and that is what I found.

Website address is www.rib-shop.co.uk and Tel: 01489 556800
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Old 09 February 2008, 15:45   #2
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Sounds good. Thanks for the info.
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Old 09 February 2008, 15:47   #3
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He's always been top notch for me as well
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Old 09 February 2008, 17:31   #4
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I saw your RIB being worked on earlier this week, very smart! The Guys and Girl are A1 and I wished that all businesses where this friendly.

So Rib Shop gets the thumbs up from here too
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Old 09 February 2008, 18:47   #5
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Plus it might be just the ticket I'm after!!

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Old 10 February 2008, 05:55   #6
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Good to here my rib is there having some rub strake and handles fitted. looking forward to seeing it look like a rib and not an innertube.

I have found them both very helpful so far
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Old 10 February 2008, 10:52   #7
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ive also found them really helpfull,
Well done Rib shop!!!
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Old 10 February 2008, 11:52   #8
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The stuff they sell for cleaning toobs is bloody magic, though due to my location I had to provide the elbow grease myself
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Took my RIB there for an engine service and had some difficulty even before I got out of my road with the brakes binding on. Managed to reverse and get them free and drove over to RIb-Shop, about 20 miles. Asked them to have a look at the triailer as well as the engine service.
When I went back the following week, Kieron was very polite as he told me that had I gone much further a wheel would most likely have fallen off the trailer.
He had a box of brown s--t that used to be my brake shoes and wheel bearings.
The service was exceptional, especially given the lack of notice, and I thought the price reasonable as well. They get my vote.
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Old 12 February 2008, 04:27   #10
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Good to hear that. I bought the rib cleaning kit from them but havn't applied the elbow grease yet. Hopfully i'll be finished before going out on Sunday
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Old 12 February 2008, 04:44   #11
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let us know how you get on .
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Old 13 February 2008, 04:49   #12
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I couldn’t let this thread go by with out adding something to it myself I to wish all businesses were run along the same lines as this in all the dealings I have had with Kieran and rib-shop I cannot praise them enough helpful and honest are just some of the small things I could say about them I wish them every success in the future they deserve it
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They get my vote aswell..
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Old 13 February 2008, 12:07   #14
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We had a tube go coming out of Poole while heading back to the Hamble on the Friday night before Bank Holiday weekend 2006. Never heard of rib-shop done some research found them booked it in on sat and it was repaired by Sun morning so we could get to the Island for the Sunday race

What more could you ask for.... Brlliant Service
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Old 18 February 2008, 04:47   #15
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let us know how you get on .
Saturday I cleaned the boat with soap & water. It made no difference what soever!

Yesterday from the very first squirt with the cleaning product I could see the boats original colour! It was great. Bright orange was coming out from the dark red where the tubes were covered in grime. I scrubed quite a bit and rinsed it all off with water. I then applied the polish which made it shine as much as neoprene could possibly shine.

My boat doesn't look new by a long way, but it certainly looks a lot cleaner than it did before. I think it was a worth while investment. I've still got enough of both (cleaner & polish) to clean the boat a second time.

When I've got the time i'll put up some before & after shots
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Do your before and after shots look something like the one in this thread

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16054
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Old 18 February 2008, 11:09   #17
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I think I put less energy (and kitchen scourers) into it than yourself but the photo shows pretty much the same thing. Great stuff, money well spent. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to sell thier rib as it take years off it.
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this was mine before and after using Rib Shop cleaner, took 2 days, but worth it!!
(Not the hull)
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this was mine before and after using Rib Shop cleaner, took 2 days, but worth it!!
Sure you didn't go out and buy a new boat?! Thats amazing!

I've always used jif cream with a scouring pad, extremely hard work but did the job eventually. Think I'll be getting me some of this stuff for next time though
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That stuff is unreal.Must order some. You just add the stuff,scrub and then rinse with water? What kind of pads,clothes you use?
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