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Old 03 December 2014, 00:03   #1
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Hello from Puerto Rico

I am a RIB " addict" and come to you guys as a possible cure.

I Have 2 zodiacs and a Safeboat and will be most glad to share my stories. My favorite is a Hurricane Eclipse of which I can' t get enough. It is my wife's favorite as well. It gets run a lot in the Spanish, US and British Virgin Islands as a chase boat to our larger "aqua camper ".

I will be in the market for a hurricane eclipse of the military type which has an aluminum hull. It is dubbed the FCB220 or H640. I believe a member has one and runs it as part of Canada's Tow Boat business.

I will be selling my 2013 Zodiac Rec-Pro with custom engine bracket and 2 50hp engines as it is the less used boat.

Hope to share experiences with all of you and learn from all those stories you get to share as well.

Safe ribbin'.

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Old 03 December 2014, 03:36   #2
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Bad move - as Dante said "Abandon hope all ye who enter here"
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Old 09 December 2014, 05:08   #3
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Bad move - as Dante said "Abandon hope all ye who enter here"
Yep!.... I was thinking the same
Welcome to Ribnet.
Still...we all know where it ends....trick is enjoying the Trip!
Talking of which,do you get much fishing done in your neck of the woods Spartan??
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Old 09 December 2014, 07:44   #4
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Not at all. There is much fishing but all my ribbing is cruisin and getting away from it all.
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Old 06 January 2015, 19:55   #5
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Greetings,
I split my time between the mainland and St Thomas USVI. Im still trying to figure out how to get my Searider down there! A couple of those aluminum hulled coast guard ribs where being auctioned off in St Croix about a month back. I couldnt get down there in time. Oh well maybe next time
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Old 06 January 2015, 21:37   #6
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To bring the boat this side you will need to use a freight forwarder or agent. I am guessing about 3K in shipping costs.

You are correct about the USCG safeboats in St. Croix. They come pretty stripped down but prices keep dropping. Last one sold at 30k. Check out used ribs in Puerto Rico. There is quite a selection. I am selling my twin engine 2013 zodiac rec pro in 20K and there are others.

I also have an ex USCG solid 6.0 searider sitting in a lot I can part with for 2K. But needs to be rigged from the ground up.

Look me up if you are coming down this season. I will be working in STT in and out on a dredging project.
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Old 07 January 2015, 04:57   #7
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Hi Spartan.
You joining Ribnet is very timely for me as I will be blasting into Puerto Rico this November in our 80 ft RIB
Have a look at www.teambritannia.co.uk and all will become clear. It would be great to have a a "Man on the Ground" to work alongside our incoming service team.
My PM is alan@offshore-expeditions.com
Happy boating Alan P
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