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Old 29 January 2006, 07:31   #1
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A guide to buying a rib..

...courtesy of ebay..

It kinda worries me, as my rib will be 10 yrs old this year..
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Old 29 January 2006, 08:23   #2
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A bit concerning that with his extensive experience as a yacht master and in the inflatable industry he didn't learn how to spell HYPALON or GEL COAT!!!

I love the way he says that Ribs are really safe because even if you puncture all the tubes they still stay afloat, but later says buying tubes 10 years old is "risking your life".
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Old 29 January 2006, 08:45   #3
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well, what a bag of s??t . to see it said it all. to read about it is somthing else, . does he know out obout RIBS ?????
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Old 29 January 2006, 09:54   #4
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motorbike accident so cant fit out a rib...but can do 100ft yacht delivery
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Old 29 January 2006, 10:30   #5
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A lot of waffle, my favourite bit has to be:

"Why buy a RIB?
They are basically like a life raft with a big engine on the back!"

If it only requires three days work to finish why doesn't he do it himself.
It has been on and off ebay for a while and he doesn't seem to be able shift it, wants a fair bit of money for it, starting bid of £2950

If it was a refurbished Searider that would be another matter..... and £1700 for the tubes by themselves I think he's been had! You can retube a 4m Rib and have them fitted professionally by a leading company Henshaws. Olmec, Paul Tilley etc for that money.
Lets hope people don't take his advice

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[QUOTE=Polwart] A bit concerning that with his extensive experience as a yacht master and in the inflatable industry he didn't learn how to spell HYPALON or GEL COAT!!!

Or Narwhal !!!!!

Didn't read the full article but that boat looks awful.
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If it was a refurbished Searider that would be another matter..... and £1700 for the tubes by themselves I think he's been had! You can retube a 4m Rib and have them fitted professionally by a leading company Henshaws. Olmec, Paul Tilley etc for that money.
Lets hope people don't take his advice

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Thats a lot less than I was quoted for my 4m Searider.
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Thats a lot less than I was quoted for my 4m Searider.
I have had quotes to retube mine for under £1500. This thread here illustrates a few retube prices.
Retubing of SR4

You may have specified Searider spec tubes though with wear patches etc, which would have bumped up the cost.

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What a load of drivel.

I like the bit where he says he doesn't like time wasters after making anyone half-interested wade through all his guff.

Also, nice to see the boat is chicken-proof (anti-fowled!)

Marvellous!
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Old 29 January 2006, 21:30   #10
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I have had quotes to retube mine for under £1500. This thread here illustrates a few retube prices.
Retubing of SR4

You may have specified Searider spec tubes though with wear patches etc, which would have bumped up the cost.

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Alex

I was made to feel an idiot a year ago after raising this point. Previous to this I was quoted £2500 to retube my Sea Rider. When I mentioned this on RIBnet 1 year ago I was ridiculed. So thinking I had got it wrong I asked for another quote from one of the names on here. I was quoted £2000 plus VAT for a basic job.

Anybody got a cheaper job done in Hypalon and got it to look like a Searider then please let me know.

Then I will eat my hat.

What some people say and what the workman/specialists are actually prepared to do are something different.

And at £2000 plus VAT = £2300 I think I'll go for the new replacement option which costs £3600 from BHG and can probably be brought down a few hundred quid.

But their again if I was going to start spending that sort of money I think I'll get a 6m RIB.

Thats the problem. You have a 20 year old Searider and you think you'll renew the tubes to get her back to new and get a few more years out of her. Unfortunately its nearly just as expensive to buy a new boat.
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