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Old 28 February 2015, 10:33   #1
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Need help, I know what sib I want now

Unused Honwave 4m 7man Semi Rigid Inflatable Rib E.start Outboard & Boat Trailer | Inflatable Rib | RIBS | Rigid Inflatable Boats | Inflatable Ribs

I have the 4m air deck and 5hp Honda engine. It seems the allu deck takes a bigger engine than the air deck? But it the electric start and center console that won me over, and I assume engine can stay on boat while towing trailor? Whereas it cant on the airdeck?

The package in the link is just what im after, but then there is the avon adventure 410 which is a proper rib. What do you all reckon, ill sell my package and would like one of the above in used condition before the season starts.
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Old 28 February 2015, 11:48   #2
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If I was happy to use a trailer (which I'm not) I'd have a small RIB over a SIB any day, the massive advantage of the SIB is its portability but beyond that they have almost no advantages over a small RIB, perhaps with the exception of the SIB usually being cheaper to buy new or used.

Others may not be that keen on the fairly shallow V on the Avon adventure but if I was looking for a small RIB I'd not be against them, I've had a huge amount of safe fun in nippy smallcraft with far "worse" profiles.
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Old 28 February 2015, 11:54   #3
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What he said - pointless getting effectively the hassle of a RIB with all the disadvantages of a SIB.

A 4m Searider would make so much more sense and leave a SIB for dead.
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I know the rib is by far the better option, but also costs 5x as much. I will just be buggering around on Southampton water.
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... but also costs 5x as much.
Unless I missed a point in there somewhere - that doesn't sound right? Should be only a little more expensive if you buy wisely.

That's a truly brutal website you linked to BTW, Malcolm Ord should be ashamed of himself!
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Old 28 February 2015, 16:50   #6
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Unless I missed a point in there somewhere - that doesn't sound right? Should be only a little more expensive if you buy wisely.

That's a truly brutal website you linked to BTW, Malcolm Ord should be ashamed of himself!
I know the website is bad, it did link to ebay once, but seems to be fooked.

A new honwave around 1k, the adventure just under 4k new. Had a few now, but think figures are thereabouts
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So the Honwave went to 3100 (not met reserve), easier to look at the original Ebay listing...

Unused Honwave 4M 7man semi Rigid inflatable rib E.start Outboard & boat Trailer | eBay

And here is an Avon 450 outfit which sold on an offer under 5,250... I'd guess upper 4000s.

Avon 450 Adventure Rib Boat, Trailer 50hp Yamaha | eBay

And a 4m on here for 3400...

Avon 4m for sale

So not that much difference between them and your linked Honwave... which was way overpriced anyway.
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So the Honwave went to 3100 (not met reserve), easier to look at the original Ebay listing...

Unused Honwave 4M 7man semi Rigid inflatable rib E.start Outboard & boat Trailer | eBay

And here is an Avon 450 outfit which sold on an offer under 5,250... I'd guess upper 4000s.

Avon 450 Adventure Rib Boat, Trailer 50hp Yamaha | eBay

And a 4m on here for 3400...

Avon 4m for sale

So not that much difference between them and your linked Honwave... which was way overpriced anyway.
This is where I get stuck, I have a 18' bowrider with mercruiser 3.0 onboard to sell, going much shorter and less powerful but it cost more
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This is where I get stuck, I have a 18' bowrider with mercruiser 3.0 onboard to sell, going much shorter and less powerful but it cost more
Ah well, one of life's lessons. An 18' bowrider is for sunbathing on....

Daniel has a nice looking 4m advertised here: 4m searider / mariner 50 3000
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Daniel has a nice looking 4m advertised here: 4m searider / mariner 50 3000
Ohhhh, that's nice, grey SR4 + old school Mariner 50, woooooooshhh and then some.

One day I'll get an SR4 myself. And that one is not far away...
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