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Old 11 January 2007, 09:45   #1
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A RIB for summer fishing

The Fellas at the sea fishing forum sent me over to your lively forum.
I'm pondering on the right RIB:
Used for sea fishing during the school summer holidays.
Kept in Peel harbour IOM for the summer hols, otherwise in a garage.
Usually 2 fishing, but may be up to 4 now and again.

You wacky ribsters should be able to point me in the direction of the RIB and engine to buy, any advice much appreciated.
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Old 11 January 2007, 12:11   #2
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You wacky ribsters should be able to point me in the direction of the RIB and engine to buy, any advice much appreciated.
Not sure that's the right way to go about asking for information... Generally insulting people you have yet to meet gets you a cold shoulder.

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Old 11 January 2007, 15:01   #3
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I don't think that was intended as an insult.


How big do you want and how much do you want to spend?
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Old 11 January 2007, 15:26   #4
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Not sure that's the right way to go about asking for information... Generally insulting people you have yet to meet gets you a cold shoulder.

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Jyasaki I,m sure its a cultural thing calling us wacky is meant to be an endearing term ,even affectionate. If your thinking of fishing you need space i have a 6.2 but with the main floor space taken up with 3 double jockey seats and double consel really means fishing with two is a struggle.With ribs a good point to start is your bugdet and use.Whats your bugdet
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Old 11 January 2007, 17:28   #5
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Also consider the size of your garage, particularly the door aperture. RIBs can tend to be beamy and you wouldn't want to be deflating the toobs just to get it in & out of your garage.
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Old 11 January 2007, 17:40   #6
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Width of garage door - good point. My spare garage fits a medium saloon car so perhaps a 4m RIB should fit easily. Money to spend is up to £7000. Most of the fishing will be two-up, one adult (me) and an 11 year old.

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.
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Not much room for fishing on a 4m RIB. NoS manages with his 4m Avon Searider, but I reckon it would get a bit hectic if 4 of you started hauling in a shoal of mackerel
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My 4m only just fits in a standard size garage-it's the drawbar that would be the problem if I didn't have an extension on the garage.

There's not a lot of a lot of room inside a 4m. You won't get 4 fishing. 3 is possible but a struggle. 2 is comfortable.

If your budget is £7k you'll get a hell of a 4m for that though. You'll get a perfectly good one for £3k-and not lose money on it when you sell.
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Should get a decent 4.7 Searider for £7k, but they're a bit rare. If you're lucky, you may also get a 4.8 Ribcraft. Both of these should fit in a decent size garage, but as NoS says, the drawbar may be a problem. Some trailers have a removable drawbar to overcome this.
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Easy to use ribs for sea fishing

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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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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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A joke my fellow Crown subject.
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Old 14 January 2007, 07:20   #14
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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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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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