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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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Old 11 January 2007, 17:45   #7
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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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