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Old 08 June 2004, 04:42   #11
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Well said, Alan - I can't cope with much more of this dithering. Bruce, buy the bloody thing before......
a) You die
b) The rest of us die of exasperation reading these threads
c) Winter arrives
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Old 08 June 2004, 07:10   #12
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You can't believe how much I dither when buying a car!

Thank you for your patience!

Can't do either of the demo Parkers cos my wife won't swallow fluorescent orange and I can't cope with Andre's colour scheme. And orange knocks out the secondhand boat.

Guess it has to be new. Have today asked for quotations from the three manufacturers.

The agony cannot go on much longer


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Old 08 June 2004, 07:10   #13
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My two bobs worth.

We switched from sailing (did I swear?) and bought our first rib this year .

If it helps my process was:

Boat shows / demo rides.

Trawl the forum for answers to any questions – they are usually there.

Pick some people who, from the mails they post have the same interests /values as you (Credibility is also good but hey how would I know) – You have probably done this already. PM these people to fine-tune your decisions - You are never going to get a concensus and will inevitably end up with information overload.

Let everyone know what you’ve done in the end and they’ll all go “excellent choice, fine rib looks good ”, and you’ll have a nice warm feeling you’ve done the right thing.

If you are still not confident about your choice biase your decision strongly towards something you won’t loose money on.
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Old 08 June 2004, 07:35   #14
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Can't do either of the demo Parkers cos my wife won't swallow fluorescent orange and I can't cope with Andre's colour scheme. And orange knocks out the secondhand boat.

Guess it has to be new. Have today asked for quotations from the three manufacturers.
Seems a shame to miss out on a whole season's boating just because you don't like the colour . . .

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Old 08 June 2004, 07:58   #15
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The agony cannot go on much longer
Oh, I'm sure it will; you've still got to specify the electronics and engine yet .....and then of course you'll have to give serious consideration to what grade of foam you wish to have your seats stuffed with.

A word of advice, don't ever buy a new TVR - you get a choice of 16,000 body colours
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Old 08 June 2004, 09:09   #16
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This to Mr Kennett!!!

I do not give a monkey's *** about the colour (well, I might make an exception in the case of Andre's....).

The issue is my wife who is formidable....

Hen-plucked of Aylesbury

Actually, seriously, we have our 25th Wedding Anniversay party on 10th July and are moving house, so the earliest we can get on the water is late August!

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Bruce,

If you want a new RIB, built to your individual specification, I suspect that you need to have ordered it already if you want to use it this summer. It seems that a lot of the major manufacturers are having problems keeping up with their order book (not just ProSport). RIBs must be popular or something - .

I'm hoping mine will be here by end of July - and I ordered it in February.

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Old 08 June 2004, 09:24   #18
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Oh, I'm sure it will; you've still got to specify the electronics and engine yet .....and then of course you'll have to give serious consideration to what grade of foam you wish to have your seats stuffed with.
I think I have nailed the engine. For diesel there is only one - the 1.7 Mercruiser. For petrol the 150 optimax

For electronics, the crucial need is visibility and clarity . Both my wife and my reading vision is not brilliant.

As for stuffing seats - I actually find I stand up when the going gets rough. Am I unsusual? (Please confine responses to this question to the narrow issue of standing up in rough conditions!!!)

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A word of advice, don't ever buy a new TVR - you get a choice of 16,000 body colours
I design brochures for a living from time to time. Have you ever played with the complete Pantone or other digital colour swathe products? An order of magnitude more than for the TVR.

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If you want a new boat now, and are not too fussy about the colour, why don't you try for an ex demo.


I know Humber have several for sale a few Ocean Pro's in varoius seat/colour/engine set ups.

Give |Sue a ring and tell her what you want. I garuntee you will not be disapointed.

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Old 08 June 2004, 10:05   #20
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Thank you

I asked Sue and she said she had nothing. Can you interceed on my behalf?


Hello Bruce

Unfortunately do to the time of year we do not have a large selection available. You have not mentioned budget but I have attached a photo and spec sheet of a used craft which have recently come in PX. Slightly smaller then you have requested but may be of interest.

Please let me know if you require further assistance.

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Sue Richardson
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Tel: 00(44)1482 226100
Fax: 00(44)1482 215884

BOAT NUMBER 8376 - used

OCEAN PRO (2.2M BEAM) 5.5M
COLOUR: WHITE HULL/GREY TUBES/NAVY STRAKES
£ 6101.00
DELUXE CONSOLE C/W SIDE CUT OUT £ 350.00
SIDE RAIL £ 25.00
DELUXE RAISED LOCKER £ 75.00
BOW CUSHION £ 120.00
DELUXE A FRAME £ 700.00
NAV LIGHTS £ 150.00
TWO MAN JOCKEY SEAT MODULE £ 295.00
REVERSIABLE BENCH SEAT AT REAR £ 750.00
DOUBLE SKIN TUBE TOPS MID CONSOLE £ 240.00
NAVY D STRAKE £ 95.00
TOWING U BOLTS £ 30.00
BOAT COVER £ 350.00
YAMAHA F100L (1999 YEAR ) 303288 £ 7349.00
FLEX RIG £ 320.00
FIT £ 530.00
SPARE BATTERY £ 80.00
SNIPE TRAILER £1500.00
Total retail price (approx.) £19060.00



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