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Old 28 January 2022, 12:55   #1
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Ribtube.co.uk/Demon Ribs Advice

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Does anyone have experience of Demon/ribtube.co.uk/Ed? We've been waiting for a set of tubes for months now; he's promised calls, emails, etc and nothing. If I call from my mobile he doesn't pick up. When I have called off the landline I've been made promises of a call for arranging delivery etc...

I have asked if the job might not be important enough for him and if thats the case, just be honest and let me know. So is this standard for for him and does anyone have any recommendations for replacement zodiac rail tubes?
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Old 28 January 2022, 13:49   #2
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Have you paid anything yet?
Did you give any time period that you needed them by - i.e time critical?
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Old 28 January 2022, 14:20   #3
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If you havnt parted with any money try somewhere else ! i had a retube in October with venture marine in salisbury and couldnt be happier ,he gave me a price and then said he had a slot the following week as new hulls had slowed ,i grabbed it took the boat and collected two weeks or so later ,probhably one of my best boating experiences i have had ,give Naz a call ,if he cant do it i,m sure he will help !
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Old 28 January 2022, 14:24   #4
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Nothing paid as yet. Explained itís critical and keep getting flaky responses.
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If you havnt parted with any money try somewhere else ! i had a retube in October with venture marine in salisbury and couldnt be happier ,he gave me a price and then said he had a slot the following week as new hulls had slowed ,i grabbed it took the boat and collected two weeks or so later ,probhably one of my best boating experiences i have had ,give Naz a call ,if he cant do it i,m sure he will help !


Iíll keep that in mind, cheers. Itís a real paid as heís said the materials are cut, but I find that hard to believe tbh.
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Iíll keep that in mind, cheers. Itís a real paid as heís said the materials are cut, but I find that hard to believe tbh.


All I can say is that youíve got more patience than me.
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This was with a date of beginning of October I was promisedÖ
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Old 28 January 2022, 16:59   #8
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Time to go elsewhere.
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So is this standard for for him
Tricky question. A search on here for "Ed Carter" "Olmec" and "Ribraff" might help with an answer...
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Old 28 January 2022, 20:52   #10
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I see they have a Ribnet logo on their home page, whats all that about?
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I’ve dealt with Ed. Bought a few things off him too, no problem. I did consider him for a retube too but he was quite busy and I wanted a local company in case of warranty concerns.

Absolutely recommend naz at venture marine. They guy is an artist. He did my tubes On two boats. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Ed is in Facebook. Message him. Be upfront and say you might go elsewhere due to timescales. London boat show used to be a panic at this time of year.
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Hi All,

Does anyone have experience of Demon/ribtube.co.uk/Ed? We've been waiting for a set of tubes for months now; he's promised calls, emails, etc and nothing. If I call from my mobile he doesn't pick up. When I have called off the landline I've been made promises of a call for arranging delivery etc...

I have asked if the job might not be important enough for him and if thats the case, just be honest and let me know. So is this standard for for him and does anyone have any recommendations for replacement zodiac rail tubes?
Hello, I appear to be having a very similar issue as you with Demon Ribs/Ribtube. I sent old Zodiac tubes to him in April to be remade and was assured they'd be ready in 5 weeks and promised photos/dispatch dates. Correspondence was very good around this time, however, the last 6 weeks I have heard nothing! I am calling every day and trying social media etc - still nothing! Just wondering if you ever got through or got it resolved? any thoughts would be appreciated!
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Hello, I appear to be having a very similar issue as you with Demon Ribs/Ribtube. I sent old Zodiac tubes to him in April to be remade and was assured they'd be ready in 5 weeks and promised photos/dispatch dates. Correspondence was very good around this time, however, the last 6 weeks I have heard nothing! I am calling every day and trying social media etc - still nothing! Just wondering if you ever got through or got it resolved? any thoughts would be appreciated!
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I gave up and sent a message to which he read and never replied. Spoke to a few friends/colleagues in marine and itís either great tubes or nothing at all. This was after nearly a year if I remember correctly.

Weíre with Tidel at the moment and the tubes should be due soon with an overall lead time of about 6 months. Fingers crossed for both of us but donít hold your breath!
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Have no experience of them, but I would suggest now is the time to go get your tubes back and find someone that can be honest and transparent with completion dates, and who will answer your calls/emails.

Yes, I know a lot of people are busy but they should be upfront about it. I'm guessing your tubes are languishing in a corner of their workshop gathering dust as they have more high value work to do. No excuse though.
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Have no experience of them, but I would suggest now is the time to go get your tubes back and find someone that can be honest and transparent with completion dates, and who will answer your calls/emails.
I didnít want to be the one to directly say thatÖ but yeah. Their instagram has been a treasure though accidentally posting group chats within and deleting soon after.
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