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Old 07 May 2009, 17:31   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
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Hi Newbie here

Hallo all,
I've joined this forum as I want to buy a Rib for use in the Solent, that can be launched single handed and used by just me and sometimes take 3 crew.
When I have enough experence, I would like it to handle rough weather, so it just doesn't sit in the garden and gets used as a pond for the frogs.
The budget is small £7K, but I have to sell my Jet Ski, sorry, PWC first.
I've noticed that the Rib sellers don't seem interested in a partex.
Has anyone advice as to where's a good place to advertise the Ski.

Is Rib insurance in the same bracket as Ski's? My 155Hp is just under £400 pa.


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Old 08 May 2009, 06:10   #2
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Hi and welcome to Ribnet. Rib insurance should be much cheaper than that, but clearly depends on the size and risk the insurers have to take. We meet once a month in the Churchillan, every second Monday of the month if you want to pop along.


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Old 08 May 2009, 06:55   #3
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So sould be this Monday, right Pete?

7k will get you started with a 10yo RIB, but you are buying at the wrong time of year although I guess there could be some bargains out there.

As for insurance. You will find a comprehensive insurance for less than £250 at that budget.

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