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Old 16 November 2009, 15:14   #11
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you can pick up a lovely Land Rover for that kind of money!!
All the same joys as a RIB, but wont sink!!!!!!!!
but may rot away in front of your very eyes....
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Old 16 November 2009, 15:22   #12
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those big rubber tubes wont rot??
Anyway, Land Rovers dont rot, they corrode!!
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Old 16 November 2009, 15:27   #13
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Yes before your very eyes...
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Old 16 November 2009, 17:02   #14
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All the same joys as a RIB, but wont sink!!!!!!!!


Partially correct. They certainly are similar (I have both). They leak, they rust, their electrics fail too often, people point at them, they're slower than their engines suggest, the seats are bum killers and they'll tempt your ego to write cheques yer ass can't cash.

However, I've seen a 90 sink , the driver actually swimming ashore. Never seen a RIB in that situation
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Old 16 November 2009, 17:30   #15
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Wow, great response! :O

Sorry i've taken a while to reply, i wasn't expecting this many replies. I also accidentally unchecked email notifications. I just came on and noticed my forum with two pages. I'm impressed!

I'm feeling really re-assured and pleased that a good rib isn't out of my reach!
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Old 16 November 2009, 17:32   #16
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There's always plenty of SR4s for sale - you should get a really nice one for 3k.
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Agreed, you should be able to get a decent 4m Searider for around 2k
Great - I'm chuffed!
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Old 16 November 2009, 17:39   #17
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Hi Lewis, and welcome to RIBnet - and to ribbing on the Forth (a rather under-rated venue, it's a pretty good place to get out and about).

Have you seen this one: http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/YAM079

Probably see you out on the water sometime. All the best
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I can see the Forth from my window and occasionally see a rib go past. I'll wave if i see any of you! lol

That boats great! Looks like a really nice package, and it's older than me! Good to know it's not out of my reach.
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Old 16 November 2009, 17:43   #18
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you can pick up a lovely Land Rover for that kind of money!!
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Maybe in a few years!
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Old 16 November 2009, 17:47   #19
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Welcome to the world of boats, and yes just about everywhere is over-priced. However once you've bought something, it's not impractical to run it on a budget and make-do until you can afford to upgrade.
Thanks for the advice. I'm really looking forward to my first proper boat! (The kind where wet suits and swimming aren't required!)
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Old 16 November 2009, 17:54   #20
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Hi Lewis - welcome to RIBnet - we have recently bought an SR5 - really chuffed with her and I'm sure you will end up with an excellent find - they are great fun - as many on here will testify

Jean
Yes, reading through the forums, Sea Riders seem to be very popular and all the owners are very pleased with them. It seems you get your money's worth!

I think an SR4 would be a perfect boat for me.
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