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Old 04 July 2011, 09:29   #1
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I have been out a couple of times down in Poole on a friends Rib. Had a great time and looking to buy a rib for spending weekends on the water. My friend makes it sound easy but I wondered if there are any real problems with owning a rib (besides the obvious , upkeep etc). I am looking for a rib that could take 6-8 people. Also what can I expect generally for yearly extra costs?
Many thanks in advance for any help?
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Old 04 July 2011, 09:41   #2
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Ribbing can be as expensive or frugal an activity as you like, but thats not what you want to hear is it.

Eight people comfortably on a RIB suggests quite a big boat, certainly about 6m I would say.

For insurance, servicing, minor repairs allow at least a grand a year. Then you have the costs per use like fuel, slipping/berthing etc. And then you have the various additions you will "need" to buy.
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Old 04 July 2011, 09:47   #3
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would it be worth going off and doing hte powerboat 2 course (PB2) which is the RYA course which can also give you the ICC etc.

this is a lot of fun - and would give you a good idea about rib usage - and then talk to the instructor about purchasing - I did it 4 years ago, and have just now bought a rib...

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Many thanks for that. That gives me a good idea. Now some for decisions..........
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would it be worth going off and doing hte powerboat 2 course (PB2) which is the RYA course which can also give you the ICC etc.

this is a lot of fun - and would give you a good idea about rib usage - and then talk to the instructor about purchasing - I did it 4 years ago, and have just now bought a rib...

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Thanks Alasdair.
That sounds like a great idea. I suppose I can just find the info for the course on the net? Does it cost much to do?
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Have a look on the RYA web site, but the best info is on here - lots of powerboat instructors to choose from and all will ensure you get a fantastic couple of days on the water.
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Have a look on the RYA web site, but the best info is on here - lots of powerboat instructors to choose from and all will ensure you get a fantastic couple of days on the water.

Many thanks again. Sounds like fun.
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I did it at Stormforce (Doug who owns it is on here) but there are also others on here - it was a lot of fun - I am doing the advanced next week!

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I did my PB2 with "Ocean Sports Tuition". Great two days on the water. Really informative and I learnt loads. Very reasonably priced and their RIB that you do the course in is really nice. (Andy who owns the company is on here, selling an XS600)

Definitely the people to do the course with, ive done courses (like my advanced) at other training centres and Ocean Sports provide the best value teaching for money I feel

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Thanks guys. Really helpful. I am going to start gathering the info straight away. Soon be out on the waves.
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