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Old 15 November 2009, 09:06   #1
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Newbie teen wants a RIB!

Hey guys, i'm new to the forums and i'm hoping on buying a RIB next year.

I've been a sailor for a while, and earlier this year took my RYA PB2 course. Since then, my Laser project has seemed pretty boring!


I'm hoping on buying a RIB next year with what i can sell the sailing dinghy for, and what i can save up until then. My parents are also willing to put some money in as my dad is a keen fisher, though i doubt he'll actually be fishing from it.

This gives me a maximum of 3000
(Fuel isn't a problem, and i'm ready to save for some repairs)

I've fallen in love with the SR4, and it seems to be a good boat which fits nicely in my price range. (Bring on the SR gang!)

What would you recommend for me as a boat to have a bit of fun in and explore with in the Forth? If the Sea Rider, is there anything i need to reconsider about it?


Thanks in advance!
Lewis. :-)
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Old 15 November 2009, 09:27   #2
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Welcome to the forum Lewis.

I think there's a few members near to you so maybe you can arrange to meet up with them along with your parents to see what kind of size/shape/horsepower you would like.
One member I can think of lives not far from you and has an SR4 Camtheribman http://rib.net/forum/member.php?u=7365 and MDT http://rib.net/forum/member.php?u=2635 who also lives local to you. I think MDT has something to do with a club but is also rebuilding a 5.4meter searider so he should be good to talk too.
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Old 15 November 2009, 09:34   #3
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Welcome to the forum Lewis.

I think there's a few members near to you so maybe you can arrange to meet up with them along with your parents to see what kind of size/shape/horsepower you would like.
One member I can think of lives not far from you and has an SR4 Camtheribman http://rib.net/forum/member.php?u=7365 and MDT http://rib.net/forum/member.php?u=2635 who also lives local to you. I think MDT has something to do with a club but is also rebuilding a 5.4meter searider so he should be good to talk too.
Thanks

Yeah, Camy's down at the club with me so he'll be a great help. I pass his boat a few times a week :P

I'll have a talk to them and see what they've got to say. There's plenty choice around here with all the marinas and clubs around the forth. Bosuns Locker at Port Edgar had a SR the other week, extremely over priced but there's some good people to talk to down there.


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Yeah, Camy's down at the club with me so he'll be a great help. I pass his boat a few times a week :P

I'll have a talk to them and see what they've got to say. There's plenty choice around here with all the marinas and clubs around the forth. Bosuns Locker at Port Edgar had a SR the other week, extremely over priced but there's some good people to talk to down there.


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Old 15 November 2009, 10:34   #5
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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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Old 15 November 2009, 14:16   #6
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Agreed, you should be able to get a decent 4m Searider for around 2k
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Old 15 November 2009, 16:28   #7
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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

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I'll have a talk to them and see what they've got to say. There's plenty choice around here with all the marinas and clubs around the forth. Bosuns Locker at Port Edgar had a SR the other week, extremely over priced but there's some good people to talk to down there.
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.
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Old 16 November 2009, 12:38   #9
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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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Hi Lewis,
you can pick up a lovely Land Rover for that kind of money!!
All the same joys as a RIB, but wont sink!!!!!!!!
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