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Old 03 January 2015, 09:55   #1
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Hi all,

After owning a 3.3m SIB for 6 months i have found myself hooked on boating.

I am now looking for something bigger for 2 adults and 2 children to use with a bit more space for picnics etc.

Does anyone have any ideas? doesnt have to be a sib, would be happy to go for a rigid hull and a trailer that i can tow with a skoda octavia so not too big...

Any advice would be appreciated

thanks in advance

Paul
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Old 03 January 2015, 11:13   #2
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Give us an idea of budget, new or used, who's likely to help launch, what you want to do with it, etc.
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Depending on your needs I would say that a 5 meter plus rib would be ideal for you and your family and reasonably cheap to run
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Old 03 January 2015, 11:26   #4
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Would happily go for used. Want to spend around 5K. Dont want anything too big as im not sure the wife can reverse and help launch at the same time!!! (hope she doesnt read this)
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Been looking at boats around the 4m mark. Fancy something with a console as i find sitting on the tube and steering uncomfortable after 20 mins or so. Would possible like some seating for the kids as they are only young and im not too keen on them sitting on the tubes, especially when it gets a bit choppy as it often does on the local river. Dont want to go miles out to sea but would like to do some coast hoping on nice sunny, calm days.
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Been looking at boats around the 4m mark. Fancy something with a console as i find sitting on the tube and steering uncomfortable after 20 mins or so. Would possible like some seating for the kids as they are only young and im not too keen on them sitting on the tubes, especially when it gets a bit choppy as it often does on the local river. Dont want to go miles out to sea but would like to do some coast hoping on nice sunny, calm days.
Paul, try Jeff Hutcheon on here, he's got a nice Tornado for sale that would be good for a starter family rib
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Old 03 January 2015, 12:11   #7
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Thanks Chris,

I have sent him a message
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Old 03 January 2015, 12:40   #8
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What about the chap thinking about selling the osprey sparrow hawk?
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1500 on a trailer.
Easily towed with your car.

Add 1500 engine, leaves 2000 of budget to fit out with double console and two double jockey seats (seating for 4).

Could be done.
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