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Old 27 May 2013, 13:16   #1
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30-35K max ???

Hi All i'm new on here so please excuse me if this is a silly question.
I have been into boating for the last 15 years owning speedboats and currently own a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 925 which i'm considering selling could you guys please advise me what ribs to look for within my price range i intend to use the boat on Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland which can get very rough at times so would like a rib with good sea keeping ability the max people i would have out would be 5 normally 3 persons can you give me some advice on good brands of rib and which engine setup would be best so i don't pickup an underpowered boat when it comes to size vs length etc i have looked at the cobra range and the scorpion range,also i forgot to mention because of a disability i require proper seats opposed to jockey type seats i look forward to your advice and opinions......
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Old 27 May 2013, 13:25   #2
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i look forward to your advice

Therl bee a irysh nobbur alorng inn a minit recumendin a kwinkwari ribb.

taik noe nowtiss ov im

heez a nobb

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Old 27 May 2013, 13:25   #3
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Are you looking new or second hand?

I suspect the answer may be sitting on your doorstep. Certainly if I had 30k burning a hole in my pocket and was in N.I. I would be having a chat to the guys at Redbay. Their traditional layout might not be exactly what you are looking for but they have some experience in modifying boats to assist less able users and your budget would almost stretch to a new 650 (I think) or would cover modifications to an older boat.

Having said that virtually any UK rib maker should be able to supply something like you are looking for.
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Old 27 May 2013, 13:27   #4
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thanks for the quick reply have looked at red bay but are a bit commercial looking was looking something sporty looking if possible
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Old 27 May 2013, 13:49   #5
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Revenger or cobra?

2nd hand 6.5- 7m should suit you well with circa 140-250hp
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i recumend a kwinkwari...




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Old 27 May 2013, 14:08   #7
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have looked at red bay but are a bit commercial looking was looking something sporty
i noe wot yew meen. dem redbaiys arr mor forr de dowenstares tipe ov persun

uz uppstares peepul nead sumfink a bitt mor sofisticated

i recummend a gowldfish
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Old 27 May 2013, 14:22   #8
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Hi

I noted you are looking for a boat to suit your disability and also something sporty.

I am a wheelchair user due to a spinal injury and wanted to get a board that combined a number of features to suit my needs.

It had to be sporty and luxuriously appointed, space for. 6-8 people in comfort, good in all weather conditions but didn't need to be a lifeboat, lots of storage space and plenty of poke!

I had always admired the Cobra boats as they looked really smart and had a seating layout for three on the rear bench seat, two very supportive seats at the helm with plenty of handles/rails, a suicide seat and then enough sauce for 4 comfortably at the front.

I bought my first Cobra 7.5 about three years ago. A great boat with a 225 Suzuki two stroke. It served me well but was a bit thirsty! The layout and all the storage worked really well.

So with a good experience I bought a new Cobra 7.6 in 2011 with the new Yamaha 250 four stroke. The hull was redesigned and the engine is magic. Much more economical and quieter too.

I am selling it now but unfortunately it is a bit more than you want to spend however you could pick up a really nice 2008/2009 Cobra 7.55 for your budget. They are a bit scarce but you should find one through the summer.

Good luck in your search. Please drop me a line or call if you have any questions re the practical side of a Cobra rib as I think it would be hard to beat. If you look in the ad section you will see the seat layout etc.

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Old 27 May 2013, 15:44   #9
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You got the Stairlift sorted then?
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thanks for the quick reply have looked at red bay but are a bit commercial looking was looking something sporty looking if possible
Hi, if you are after a sporty rib that can handle the rough stuff you may want to take a look at our new website...Home - Osprey RIBs UK

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