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Old 02 October 2013, 05:51   #1
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Hi from Hat Overboard

Hello Folks,
frequent browser of Ribnet here and creeping ever closer to taking the plunge with a dirty big capital purchase for more distance cruising (under experienced and a few crappy tickets) .... in need of good practical advice which this site seems to have in abundance. Based in Donegal Ireland with the NI Coast and N/W Coast Scotland at our back door. Time to explore "within 20 miles of a safe haven" with the family etc. Have an idea of what craft I'm after on a v. tight budget of 6-8k...6.5m min. with probably 150HP min ... due to Atlantic exposure, rough water handling and fuel economy would be priority....loads of questions to follow re. vessel type and engine combination.

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Old 10 April 2014, 13:26   #2
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Welcome to RIBnet, neighbour. We cruise the same stretch of water - where do you plan to launch from?

You're asking a lot on the budget, but if you're handy with engines and wiring, you might get the money and RIB to meet if you stretch one and shrink the other a touch...
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Old 10 April 2014, 14:09   #4
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Better late than never hey Mr willk
Good Lord - look at that!

What surprises me most is that I missed him the first time around. I think I need another break...

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One does hope that is not an alter ego you laid down a time ago
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Old 10 April 2014, 14:44   #6
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One does hope that is not an alter ego you laid down a time ago
Er, no - he posted earlier today: Linky and Poly was chatting to him so he's deffo real...

But I admit that I effed up that post
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Er, no - he posted earlier today: Linky and Poly was chatting to him so he's deffo real...
I guess we won't hear from him again then
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Hey folks, first thing I'm gonna invest in is a decent laptop and some web browsing skills...Willk just visiting initial post from 2013....better late than never as Kerny says...yeah, just a lowly ab-initio water rat ...Lough Foyle and beyond, best underexploited stretch of water by a country mile inho. Short hops along the Coast mainly, too many cancelled Islay trips send me looking for own vessel eventually.
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Hey folks, first thing I'm gonna invest in is a decent laptop and some web browsing skills...Willk just visiting initial post from 2013....better late than never as Kerny says...yeah, just a lowly ab-initio water rat ...Lough Foyle and beyond, best underexploited stretch of water by a country mile inho. Short hops along the Coast mainly, too many cancelled Islay trips send me looking for own vessel eventually.
Yeah - good launch for the Isles - I've popped over to Islay/rathlin a few times from Greencastle. The Antrim coast is a good day trip too...
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Know that patch of water very well!
Again as has been said.... think you may struggle on that budget - but needs must as they say
Give Dominic at North Atlantic Rib Marine a ring in Derry - he had on brokerage a Ribcraft 6.5 with a 150 Johnson on the back - that has been for sale for quite a while maybe a deal could be done. He will also know if any bargains going in/around your locality.
Every now and then a decent boat turns up on Done Deal but am sure you watching there anyways.
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