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Old 22 March 2015, 12:58   #11
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Hi everyone,

Thank you for all of your responses.

F-ribs are a little out of my budget, 2500+ for just the boat and no engine, I haven't got money like that.

Are there many second hand/ex display ones floating about ?

I like the idea of a rigid hull, somthing I could put in the back of my car with seats down etc...

what boat makes do small inflatable boats with GRP hulls, other than an F-rib.

I'm thinking 3 meter and upwards ?
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Old 22 March 2015, 13:15   #12
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There is a Zodiac Cadet Compact 300
It has the fiberglass floor and a folding transom
It is a 3 meter boat
Cost is about 1500
It folds down to about 7 feet in length, 2 1/2 feet wide, 1 foot high
It also weighs 79lbs
It will run off of a 5 hp outboard
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Old 22 March 2015, 13:51   #13
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Ok brilliant, that's a start, any more that are larger in size ?
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Old 22 March 2015, 16:25   #14
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hello and welcome I would keep a look on ebay and other to buy a good used sib just tonight a zodiac fast roller that looked in very good nick complete with jockey console went for 680 I bought a avon 4mtr sib with trailer in mint condition for 475 and a Yamaha 15hp 2stroke 590 so as I said there are good deals out there.
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Hi Stevo,

Thanks for your response, wow they seem like great deals, are you able to post a link in this thread or PM me with the link to the page you we're looking at?

What did you type in the eBay search bar?
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Old 22 March 2015, 17:47   #16
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Searching Ebay for SIBs is a pain. For a start some are listed under motors, others sporting goods. They can come under key words SIB, RIB (even if incorrect), dinghy, inflatable, boat and then all the different makes.

I usually end up searching with all these words in many different combinations.
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There is a Zodiac Cadet Compact 300
It has the fiberglass floor and a folding transom
It is a 3 meter boat
Cost is about 1500
It folds down to about 7 feet in length, 2 1/2 feet wide, 1 foot high
It also weighs 79lbs
It will run off of a 5 hp outboard

It's a very shallow V though and not much good in a chop. It's also pretty unwieldy to move around ashore. Having owned one I'd say that it's less good than a comparable SIB unless you have a specific need for a hard hull.
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<note-the one that's on ebay at the moment for 430 is NOT a decent one, it's worth no more than about 75 quid>
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This is worth a look- it's Hypalon so will outlive most newer boats. Rated for 15hp as well so it'll go like stink with 2 aboard.

Avon RAB 3.11 Inflatable Boat Tender Dingy Rib | eBay
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