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Old 11-28-2012, 01:13 AM   #41
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #42
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I always use Inflatable boats and now with our cruise to do, I bought a RIB 360 from China, you know whats happen, the brand new boat has 3 chambers leaking. and I don't know what to do.
I still love inflatable boats but do not advise you to buy inflatable boats without seeing and chose a good brand.
Never buy from "Qingdao Shunyu Yacht Co.,Ltd".
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #43
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I always use Inflatable boats and now with our cruise to do, I bought a RIB 360 from China, you know whats happen, the brand new boat has 3 chambers leaking. and I don't know what to do.
I still love inflatable boats but do not advise you to buy inflatable boats without seeing and chose a good brand.
Never buy from "Qingdao Shunyu Yacht Co.,Ltd".
Every time i break down and buy chineese it always seems to end like your experiance. I guess they want us to just keep buying and buying
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #44
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I know that has parts made by China and by China, I saw that has more than 1,500 inflatables boats Factories in China and must have good factories but unfortunately I choosed the bad one.
My solution is: I'll bring it to Brazil and will sell there and I'll buy another one, safe one
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #45
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I indend to buy another one, any idea of brand?
MODEL: RIB 360
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #46
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I indend to buy another one, any idea of brand?
MODEL: RIB 360
I had one made by west marine that held up well for ten years then i sold the boat and dinghy.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #47
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It's very much a matter of the old adage 'you get what you pay for'.

I have bought a couple of Chinese built RIB's in the last 10 years or so. They are about half the price of a premium brands such as Avon etc, and they seem to have about half the life span.

I have changed from PVC to Hyperlon fabric, however like you Alemao, I have found that it is the seams that go first, and that tends to be the death knell for a RIB.

It seems that just about anyone can visit one of these Chinese factories, put your own name on the RIB, print some flyers, get a review in the local boat mag, and hey presto you're a boat(small) manufacturer.Caveat Emptor indeed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #48
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You are right Andy, You got what you paid, I paid 50% and had nothing, leaks and even being very young, can not be filled with air
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:46 PM   #49
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I already saw the inflatabler boat from West Marine, it appears like a good boat and was made in China. I think that I'll earn money but I lost.
In China has a lot of good factories, we have to research to choose a good one.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #50
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I call a guy to see my inflatable because I'll try to retube by hypalon and I have a great notice that it was made by Hypalon and he can fix the leaks per $ 350.
I'm strangely happy because I will lose only $ 350.
Today I already saw famous brans 12' RIB Hypalon per $ 5,500 or West Marine 350, per $ 3,000.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #51
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Boeing Banter:Split from Inflatable Boats

Boeing Discussion has been split off to thie above location.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #52
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Where is mark's trinka?
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #53
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Expect it to be shipped from Florida this week.
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Great!
I called a guy that is one of the best in inflatables repairs here in Fort Lauderdale and he saw my "new boat"and told me that he can fix the leaks.
At least I lost less than I expected.
Chinese, just in the store that you can see.
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My dingy arrived yesterday inflated and holding air :-) Now it looks like new and I little more poor.

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It's very much a matter of the old adage 'you get what you pay for'.
I have bought a couple of Chinese built RIB's in the last 10 years or so. They are about half the price of a premium brands such as Avon etc, and they seem to have about half the life span.
About 5-6 years ago, in Australia, we bought an "Island Inflatables" 2.7m, made in Korea. I repainted the metal outboard pads, but the tubes have given no trouble so far. Other owners I met were happy too. The seller sometimes exhibits at the Boat Show Sydney.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #57
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About 5-6 years ago, in Australia, we bought an "Island Inflatables" 2.7m, made in Korea. I repainted the metal outboard pads, but the tubes have given no trouble so far. Other owners I met were happy too. The seller sometimes exhibits at the Boat Show Sydney.
the biggest enemy i think is the sun so a dinghy cover is likely to pay back its cost over time plus keep er clean
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:44 PM   #58
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the biggest enemy i think is the sun so a dinghy cover is likely to pay back its cost over time plus keep er clean
Right you are. Our dinghy is carried on its side on the stern. It is covered with an el cheepo dinghy cover that is put on from the rear to cover the top sides. I also use 303 protectant on it. The cheep cover gets tears in it that are just covered with duct tape. When cruising we just remove the cover as the name is on the bottom of the dinghy.
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Bruce,
I'm shure that has chinese and Korean good boats but I made a bad choice choosing just by internet.
I think that we have to see and touch the boat before to buy.
I climed tyhe factory about the leakings and the conditions of my boat and they didn't answer.
Now it's OK, I'll try to attach a picture.
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Right you are. Our dinghy is carried on its side on the stern. It is covered with an el cheepo dinghy cover that is put on from the rear to cover the top sides. I also use 303 protectant on it. The cheep cover gets tears in it that are just covered with duct tape. When cruising we just remove the cover as the name is on the bottom of the dinghy.
dont you care what the neighbors r gonna think at the marina when they see that fancy yatch with a patched up ducktaped dinghy cover? U might try puting a tin cup next to it.......
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