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Old 22 August 2012, 08:31   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: letchworth
Boat name: jolly roger.. I Know
Make: quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: mercury 25
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2
New to bigger boats some advice if poss?

Hi we have been using a 3.8 m inflatable hull QS with a merc 25hp around Ramsey Sound (Pembrokeshire) for about 12 years....
Just completed a Powerboat 2 Course with Len Bateman out of Milford Haven in a 6.5 Solent with a Suzuki 140... Excellent course by the way good bloke..
I am now looking for a "proper" bit of kit so that we can explore a little further a field and can cope with the conditions.
At the moment my thoughts are 6-6.5m with a 140-150 on the back... want to pay between 8-14k.... does this make sense??
Also in looking around I am looking at a Picton Cobra 6.5m c2004 with a Hond 4 with 85 hours
anyone have any views on this would be much appreciated.

In reality despite owning the small boat and running it around I am very much a beginner and have not owned a "permanant" boat before

Many thanks

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Old 31 August 2012, 02:16   #2
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Country: UK - England
Town: Essex
Boat name: La Bamba
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: F100 Yam / 5Hp Suz
Join Date: Oct 2002
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Hello and welcome to RIBnet ! With that amount of experience in a Sib in those waters , you ought to have a healthy respect of the sea & strong currents . Never forget that even in a bigger boats it's sometimes wiser to turn round and leave it to another day rather than just bash on ! We were in the Haven recently , and only got out to the islands once in three attempts . Try the search function for Cobra pros & cons .

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Old 31 August 2012, 03:14   #3
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Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
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Depends what your using the boat for and who with, if its just for exploring a no frills Humber would do?
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