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Old 11 January 2007, 19:16   #11
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Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
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Four can fish on a 4 meter RIB which will fit easily in a garage. Must be careful with the hooks though and accept you probably can't do it off the Needles in a Force 5, but in kind seas 4 people on a 4m Searider should be doable and it will fit easily in a standard single garage.
And I must insist that a 4 metre Searider will do most sea states even up to a Force 8 or 9. But you will get wet and very scared as well. Probably okay for the driver but will scare the pants off the passengers.
Its probably not really a case of whether a small RIB can do what you want but more a case of whether you can put up with what a small RIB is capable of. As long as you dress for the worst conditions the 4m RIB will get you back. Just make sure you have a very good engine. No engine no go. Doesn't matter what size of RIB you have.

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Old 12 January 2007, 11:29   #12
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Originally Posted by ourtess View Post
No need to tell me off Mr California. Your version of English has mutated to such a point that 'wacky ribster' must mean something very rude in the Colonies, no offence intended.

That was rude and condescending.

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Old 13 January 2007, 17:14   #13
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A joke my fellow Crown subject.
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Old 14 January 2007, 06:20   #14
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Boat name: shockwave,Voluntry 2
Make: Pac 22/ searider5.4
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Engine: 180hp turbo,yam 90
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This is the size and sort that would do you Ebay No 160072004358 Avon searider 5.4 imaculate it seems
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Old 14 January 2007, 07:58   #15
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Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
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Originally Posted by no fear View Post
This is the size and sort that would do you Ebay No 160072004358 Avon searider 5.4 imaculate it seems
I reckon the engine on that's too small to use with 4 people aboard. Engine's rather old too. It'd be a good candidate for re-engineing with the 2005 yam 90 that Jono Garton's selling though.
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