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Old 07 April 2016, 13:57   #11
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Treerat many thanks. I will hold out until completion of my PB 2 course. My past rib experience was helm of a Tornado work boat on the Thames (fast rescue boat for London Pheonix Fireboat) and my family would not be impressed with a day out on that
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Old 07 April 2016, 14:04   #12
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Willk my my you are observant and maybe a tad sarcastic...
You're quite observant yourself
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Old 07 April 2016, 16:32   #14
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Whisper talks a lot of sense. However I'm going to stick my neck out and say it's not impossible to do safely.
Aw man it always freaks me out when I agree with Poly!

Do you want to take 6 people to the CIs or have capacity to take 6 people say on local beach hops etc and be able to take less to the CIs?

You'd pick up a decent enough SR5.4 for that money. That should be able to offer you seating for 2 minimum but would be rated to carry far more.

No matter what you will need the right weather window. That is always a problem with group trips. The right weather for Andre to take his big Parker and Whisper to take one of his cabins may not suit you...

Are you looking for an old[er] boat to do up or something modern that you can just push straight in the water? Modern will have to be smaller for the and I think you will be struggling to get something for that money that would go the distance. 8k might if you are lucky and can be patient get you a 4 year old Xpro 420 which have certainly been to the CIs, probably with seats for 2, but rated to carry 7. I certainly wouldnt go to the CIs with 7 on board... But I'd expect a 4 year old boat with no obvious issues to be up to the job with 2 on board in the right conditions.
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Old 07 April 2016, 17:41   #15
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ShinyShoe At the moment I am thinking of buying something that will not realistically exist within the budget I had in mind, I hope to take my family friends etc on small coastal trips and the wife and I on anything more serious, I am in no rush and want to see how the enjoyment factor comes in before dipping deeper and splashing out s, on something that could be a my mid life crisis taking over Thanks for the pointers.
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Old 08 April 2016, 18:00   #16
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Welcome to RIBnet - where the water runs deep and dark and the unwary can vanish without trace!

6K isn't gonna cut it in the race to the Channel Islands. You could always consider timeshare in a larger RIB
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You've got me thinking now, are there people on this forum involved in shared boats, in my humble opinion it can be a good thing if the right people are involved, and between you get a much better boat for a relatively small layout, Willk will make sure a share is kept available for you for your excellent advise.
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Old 09 April 2016, 03:00   #17
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You've got me thinking now, are there people on this forum involved in shared boats, in my humble opinion it can be a good thing if the right people are involved, and between you get a much better boat for a relatively small layout, Willk will make sure a share is kept available for you for your excellent advise.
The Boss (John Kennett) owns the rear offside leg of a Gin Palace on the non-tidal Thames, AFAIK - but he doesn't make a big thing about it . When it comes to RIBs he seems to prefer borrowing over sharing (he taught me everything I know about blagging... )

There have been debates about joint/multiple ownership of RIBs here previously. As you say, finding the right people and setting it up correctly seems to be the key to success.
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The difference between say a yacht share and a rib share is the general use profile. Yachty has a 1/6th share if yacht. Has 2 weeks every 12 weeks - books the time off work and goes sailing. Weather affects him but he is committed to a 2 week passage so unless unsailable he will sail.

RIB owners rarely do 2 week passages. You want to be able to jump in ur car and go when weather and opportunities allow...
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I just saw this...

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Old 09 April 2016, 08:49   #20
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Guys, once again thanks for the pointers, all very informative. The Camel rib looked like a great idea but the tubes looked quite well worn?
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