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Old 22 January 2011, 17:33   #1
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3500 budget what can i get?

I'm looking to buy my first Rib and would appreciate some advice on what I can get for 3500?

My requirements are;
- seat 4 people
- launch and recover single handed so weight is a factor
- 75hp ideally 90hp

The 5.4 Avon Searider looks a obvious choice what are the other options?

I'm probaly asking a lot based on my limited budget!

Thanks for your advice.
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Old 22 January 2011, 18:11   #2
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You'll be very pushed to seat 4 on a 5.4 Searider without new console/seating or 2 sat on the tubes. It's 'cosy' with 3 on mine.

I'd increase the budget-3.5k is unlikely to get you anything that you can get 4 people on without it being a heap of trouble.
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Old 22 January 2011, 19:37   #3
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Humber Assault..............
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Old 23 January 2011, 05:06   #4
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Your passengers will ikely be sitting on the tubes....
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Old 23 January 2011, 05:39   #5
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Budget is limited. That's going to get you an old boat, engine and trailer. Fine if you want a project, but not ideal if it's your first RIB. You could opt for a SIB? Couple of options here.
The Futura is great little boat. The first thing I'd do is replace the steering pod and get a seat option.

http://www.penninemarine.com/product...rod=410&xSec=7
http://www.findafishingboat.com/heavyduty/DB28456
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Old 23 January 2011, 09:22   #6
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Your passengers will ikely be sitting on the tubes....
how much did you sell the tornado for......
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Old 23 January 2011, 10:22   #7
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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Old 23 January 2011, 11:30   #8
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
You trying to tell us something!!?? Come on bashfull spill the beans.........
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Old 23 January 2011, 12:08   #9
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Lol, he's after something cheap and cheerful so the sh!te ride shouldn't be too much of a problem....
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Have a look at this

RIB currently on ebay - no reserve

Possibility?

Item number 150549926165
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