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Old 16 March 2013, 21:02   #31
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I'm planning to go for something completely different. I want a Quicksilver 430 Activ Cabin. SIBs are great value for money but they aren't what any of us really want.
True that. Don't want to upset an SIB lovers though

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Old 16 March 2013, 21:04   #32
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SIBs are a great compromise though and amazing fun. But I bought mine to see if it was something I really wanted to ruin myself throwing money at... I do hehe
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SIBs are a great compromise though and amazing fun. But I bought mine to see if it was something I really wanted to ruin myself throwing money at... I do hehe
I originally bought a 2.6m 4 horse power brand new tender. It was a good boat and did what it was intended for and that was get me out into the bay and fish. Parents always saying 'can we water ski off it?' I also realized that my boat was not just a tool for gettting me out there, it was a great source of fun.
So I decided to go bigger. Sold most of my other passion away (reptiles) to fund the bigger boat.

Don't regret buying my current boat at all. I am so happy with the engine it is unreal. Can't believe how lucky I was to get the model I have. I was trolling the gumtree ads and I found my outboard listed...1500! Mine was 1700 with the SIB and trailer BARGAIN!

But yeh, now I know what I really want and that is a RIB. Problem is once I get a small rib I will want a bigger rib, then bigger and bigger until I am bank crupt! Where do you stop eh?
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Old 16 March 2013, 21:19   #34
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I suppose it is knowing what is not possible. You should go to the Southampton boat show. It is normal to want more but when you see what is possible (if you are loaded enough) then you either want some of it or accept that you won't be able to do that.
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I originally bought a 2.6m 4 horse power brand new tender. It was a good boat and did what it was intended for and that was get me out into the bay and fish. Parents always saying 'can we water ski off it?' I also realized that my boat was not just a tool for gettting me out there, it was a great source of fun.
So I decided to go bigger. Sold most of my other passion away (reptiles) to fund the bigger boat.

Don't regret buying my current boat at all. I am so happy with the engine it is unreal. Can't believe how lucky I was to get the model I have. I was trolling the gumtree ads and I found my outboard listed...1500! Mine was 1700 with the SIB and trailer BARGAIN!

But yeh, now I know what I really want and that is a RIB. Problem is once I get a small rib I will want a bigger rib, then bigger and bigger until I am bank crupt! Where do you stop eh?
I'm not saying you can't do whatever you want, Just that it isn't always possible.
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I am currently in the process of downsizing, the most important thing to me is being able to get on the water with ease. With kids grown up I now have no crew and find sibs , small sailing dinghy a and sit on top kayaks the best way of getting out there, which for me is what it's all about.
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I am currently in the process of downsizing, the most important thing to me is being able to get on the water with ease. With kids grown up I now have no crew and find sibs , small sailing dinghy a and sit on top kayaks the best way of getting out there, which for me is what it's all about.
what are you downsizing from buddy?
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Unfortunately I am a habitual boat buyer, had a yacht ,shetland motorboat and 5m powerboat to name a few. I think you got a very good deal with your 25 & honwave. I have stopped thinking about money and boat ownership together as I just get depressed. Now I am a big advocate for small boat ownership and hire of a big one.
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