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Old 05 August 2014, 04:43   #1
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Hello from the Isle of Wight

Hello all

My names Mike and im from Ryde on the IOW, i have been into boats for a few years now and have recently sold my 16ft fishing boat and am on the lookout for a rib so have joined the forum for guidence and advice.

Hope to speak to you all soon.

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Old 05 August 2014, 05:00   #2
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Hello all

My names Mike and im from Ryde on the IOW, i have been into boats for a few years now and have recently sold my 16ft fishing boat and am on the lookout for a rib so have joined the forum for guidence and advice.

Hope to speak to you all soon.

Mike
A refreshingly sensible opening post

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Old 05 August 2014, 05:06   #3
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A refreshingly sensible opening post

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Very. Welcome Mike.
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Old 05 August 2014, 05:51   #4
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Welcome Mike, I live in the hamble or in cowes whichever takes my fancy, plenty of RIB choices and loads of experience on here
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Old 05 August 2014, 06:07   #5
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Hey all. I'm after a 4.5-5 mtr rib with a 50-70 hp on the back. Primarily for solent use. All round use like fishing n towing toys etc. Budget of 4 k tops. But must include trailer. Any advice gratefully received. But after reading some of the horror stories on here I'm a bit put off.
Need convincing people.

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Old 05 August 2014, 06:24   #6
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4.7m Searider end of! :-)
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Old 05 August 2014, 06:43   #7
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4.7m Searider end of! :-)
Can't argue with that but be warned they're like the proverbial rocking horse doodah
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Old 05 August 2014, 09:14   #8
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Can't argue with that but be warned they're like the proverbial rocking horse doodah
....and 4k doesn't go far when buying an SR4.7
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Old 05 August 2014, 09:34   #9
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Any advice on what to steer clear from.
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Old 05 August 2014, 10:48   #10
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yellow snow..?

Personally, i would say Avon SR4, you'll get a nice one for that sort of money. Perfect for what The Solent can throw at 'er

However, don't expect a nice 'family boat' or a pretty boat.

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