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Old 20 May 2014, 03:18   #1
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Hi

New on here and looking for some advice on upsizing to a 7.5m.

Currently own a 5.75m Ocean (1997 from new) with 120hp Tohatsu, carb adjusted to 140hp. Excellent, heavy duty and very capable boat just a bit small for cross channel trips.

So far looking at:
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and again Ocean for obvious reasons.

Any advice on the above would be great.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 20 May 2014, 03:43   #2
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Don't forget Ribquest / Redbay

If your looking for vessels to cover distances in comfort don't forget to look at either a redbay or a ribquest as well
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Old 20 May 2014, 04:32   #3
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From what I can see on their webpage, Ribquest do look like a good boat but cost quite a bit more. I don't see it as being justifiable costing an additional 10-15k.

Redbay also look good but I'm keen to deal with someone that's based in England.

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Old 20 May 2014, 04:45   #4
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From what I can see on their webpage, Ribquest do look like a good boat but cost quite a bit more. I don't see it as being justifiable costing an additional 10-15k.

Redbay also look good but I'm keen to deal with someone that's based in England.

Thanks
Are you considering NEW ready available like my Parker 750 RS Southampton Boat Show model on display
or second hand ?
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Old 20 May 2014, 04:56   #5
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New.

Your boat looks nice but not for me thanks, console needs to be larger and I'm not a fan of bench seats due to their ride.

Thanks all the same
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Old 20 May 2014, 08:11   #6
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New.

Your boat looks nice but not for me thanks, console needs to be larger and I'm not a fan of bench seats due to their ride.

Thanks all the same
New even better as it is then custom built like 100% of our ribs. That particular model the Parker 750RS was built to my specification. It is difficult to satisfy all with an new exhibition rib as not always the colour is ok or deck furniture. PM me your email address and I will send you some drawings & photos.
Let me have a full specification of your requirements and lets see what we come up with.
Please do not be put off that our ribs are made in Poland. We have a very modern production facility where all our moulds and plugs are made in house on a fully auto five axel CMS machine. We not only make ribs but hard boats as well

Do you have in mind outboard or stern drive diesel?

By the way I am based in England
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Old 20 May 2014, 08:59   #7
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Plenty of Cobra 7.5M ribs on second hand market, good family sports ribs.
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Old 20 May 2014, 11:12   #8
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New even better as it is then custom built like 100% of our ribs. That particular model the Parker 750RS was built to my specification. It is difficult to satisfy all with an new exhibition rib as not always the colour is ok or deck furniture. PM me your email address and I will send you some drawings & photos.
Let me have a full specification of your requirements and lets see what we come up with.
Please do not be put off that our ribs are made in Poland. We have a very modern production facility where all our moulds and plugs are made in house on a fully auto five axel CMS machine. We not only make ribs but hard boats as well

Do you have in mind outboard or stern drive diesel?

By the way I am based in England

Hi Andre,

Thanks for your reply but rather than waste your time, it's not something I'd be interested in.
Best of luck with the sale.
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Plenty of Cobra 7.5M ribs on second hand market, good family sports ribs.
Thanks

True they are a good rib from what I've seen and have not discounted them but for some reason they don't come that high on my list...

Hopefully you can put me right with some comparisons between Cobra and the three I've singled out so far?
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Any idea of a budget , are you going to dry stack, marina berth or trailer the rib, who are your regular passengers children, teenagers etc
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