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Old 31 January 2014, 01:15   #1
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4.8M to 5M rib

Currently have a Honwave 4m Sib with Honda 20hp, but considering upgrading to something a little bigger, in the 4.8M to 5M range, with an engine no bigger than 50hp.
What are my options , what to avoid, do I go with a proper rib and if so will I still be able to tow and launch with the Ford focus 1.8 Diesel(imagine I would anyway).
IMO going over the 4m mark has me leaning toward a rib rather than a sib ?
I also would prefer a 4 stroke motor, with electric start. It will be mainly used for fishing , so something with strong tubes is a must.
Fancy seats are not a necessity, especially if they take up too much room , nor is crazy speeds, around the 22kts would be more than enough for me.
Have been browsing the usual sites, but there are so many makes and models its hard to know whats what (Honwave was my 1st sib/rib after yrs of other boats).
Any info insight much appreciated
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Old 31 January 2014, 02:37   #2
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Budget?
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Old 31 January 2014, 03:29   #3
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Zodiac fc470 sounds like it would fit the requirements.

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Old 31 January 2014, 13:31   #4
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Budget - 5500, would go more for the right one.

Must check out the Zodiac fc470
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Old 31 January 2014, 14:03   #5
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You cant go wrong with a Ribcraft 4.8 .I have one for 3 years and fish the south west coast of Ireland.Superb build quality and dry ride
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Old 31 January 2014, 14:11   #6
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Ribcraft 4.8 or Avon Searider 4.7 are both fantastic small ribs.
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Old 31 January 2014, 14:23   #7
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Ribcraft 4.8 - Avon Searider 4.7 are the perennial classics at that size.
No bother for the Ford 1800
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Old 31 January 2014, 15:37   #8
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Ribcraft 4.8 or Avon Searider 4.7 are both fantastic small ribs.
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Might be an issue staying within budget with a 4-stroke. In addition both RIBs will thank you for 60 horses.
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Might be an issue staying within budget with a 4-stroke. In addition both RIBs will thank you for 60 horses.
Buy a good boat with an older 2 stroke engine, then upgrade the engine when funds allow.
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Old 31 January 2014, 17:02   #10
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Cheers for the info, just started looking and in no hurry. Prepared to wait for the right rib. Any other alternatives to the 2 mentioned or are they the leaders in the market at this size.
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