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Old 04 June 2005, 14:56   #1
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6m jet RIB

Has anybody ever seen a RIB like this? Or have any views on it. I haven't bought it, but do have the chance to. Any views welcome good AND bad.
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Old 04 June 2005, 15:09   #2
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Owing to my distinct lack of knowledge on this subject, I reckon that for that money (if you're getting her for a similar cost to the end auction amount) it sounds like a fair bargain.

You'd have to put up with the colour though...
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Old 04 June 2005, 15:39   #3
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All depends what you want it for - if you just want a "toy" to have fun in then

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F66155/

or

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F66101/ - needs an outboard but looks great - buy a cheap engine now and a better one later?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F65782/

Very nice zodiac but 7200 still the price of that ebay thing is rising quite a bit!!!

To be honest it looks a bit too industrial - seems heavy for it's size and although a diesel the weight and lack of efficieny of the jet unit MAY not make it quite as cheap to run as it could be. Quite slow as well......
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Old 04 June 2005, 16:33   #4
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It's parked in my space in the Marine at Ramsgate as it happens - nearly moved it this evening but was in a good mood!!!

Looks in good condition although i did not inspect closely. The "tubes" are foam not air. I could take a close look tommorow if you like???
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Old 04 June 2005, 17:41   #5
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If you could have a quick scan over it and see what it looks looks then great. I don't fancy a drive up there with an empty trailer and find its a pile
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No trouble. Prehaps i should reclaim my space then... chance for a good nose round. I'll try and get some piccys for you... if you are serious you could arrange for me to meet owner and go out for 10mins prehaps?
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Old 04 June 2005, 18:32   #7
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Thanks Daniel. I have emailed the guy to send me some piccies, but if you could get some unbiased ones!! that would be great . If all looks good then I will come up and go for a spin to check it out myself.
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Tue, it looks like a blue one of the type that is parked in our club compound.

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Check the hull - it says it is good but marked!!!
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looks like a watercraft RI6 aluminium hull with PU foam collars that eventually absorb water designed by david steel for fast rescue service on large ships i think there was also an air filled version of the tube
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