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Back story write up about tom | ribfix and where the love for boating began.

A little back story in to Tom Smith and RibFix

I was born on Gran Canaria, one of the Spanish Canary islands in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa. My parents were sailing on route to the Caribbean Sea. I'm an identical twin and that was very useful over the next nine years as I had a 'ready made' playmate on board.

My family spent their time island hopping between Venezuela in the south and the Dutch/French island of St Marten in the north. So my early life was entirely boat oriented and I formed a life-long love of the sea and boats in general.

I have worked in the inflatable boat industry for nearly twenty years now. Most of this work was in inflatable tube construction and maintenance on both civilian and military craft. having previously worked for some of the leading british RIB and inflatable manufacturers you can be sure you are in good hands when you entrust your inflatable pride and joy to me.

RibFix was started as a way of using the skills I have developed over the years to provide a more personal exchange when getting your rib repaired or retubed and as a source of income to enable me to look after my young family. Combining my love of boats, the sea and my work-experience on RIBs and other inflatable craft.

~ Tom - RibFix Owner.


We are based in Yeovil, Somerset but will also work in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

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