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Old 10 March 2013, 11:05   #1
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Hi all

Hi all,

Just thought i'd pop my head up. Im new here, new to boating and looking to buy my first RIB later this year in time for a holiday to Devon.

Im doing my RYA powerboat level 2 in a couple of weeks time as have recently joined a search and rescue team.

If anyone has any advice on what to get/what NOT to get etc then feel free to share.

Thanks.
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Old 10 March 2013, 14:15   #2
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If anyone has any advice on what to get/what NOT to get etc then feel free to share.

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Oh crikey here we go.. ok I will start this off. Searider Ribcraft Searider Ribcraft
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Old 10 March 2013, 14:24   #3
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Oh crikey here we go.. ok I will start this off. Searider Ribcraft Searider Ribcraft
Is this a 'Not' ??
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Hello Ben, depends on how you look at it!! Naa best boats in the world there are many nots but im sure you will be informed soon. Im gonna sit back and enjoy the oncoming banter!
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Hello Ben, depends on how you look at it!! Naa best boats in the world there are many nots but im sure you will be informed soon. Im gonna sit back and enjoy the oncoming banter!
Google would appear to agree... they seem to be popular. I shall dig around the web for more info!!
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Yeh popular for a reason..Whats your Budget would be a great start and are you wanting to tow? Storing at home? garage? Driveway?
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Whats your Budget would be a great start
I reckon around 4-6k possibly to start with. depending on whats available. Im going to Devon for a week in August so will take a look around whilst im there if i haven't got one by then.

Yes to Towing, Probably store at home not in a garage but under a shelter.
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4-6 would buy you a reasonable Rib. if you want a very seaworthy fun and towable rib there is a Searider 4.7 on Ribnet classified that has just gone on. be quick cos they are bloody rare and the Yam 70 that its got is even rarer cos everybody wants them
And no its not mine but i have had a go in it and its great fun!
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Yeah i had seen that.... Thanks for the advice!!
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Old 10 March 2013, 15:17   #10
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I reckon around 4-6k possibly to start with. depending on whats available. Im going to Devon for a week in August so will take a look around whilst im there if i haven't got one by then.

Yes to Towing, Probably store at home not in a garage but under a shelter.
What do you plan to do with it? How many people, type of conditions, beach hoping for BBQ's, long distance cruising, dinghy safety boat, diving, fishing, skiing etc...
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