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Old 01 May 2004, 13:18   #1
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Advises Please

I AM CONSIDERING CHANGING MY RIB TO GET AN ENGLISH ONE ?WICH FOR SURE WOUL BE OF BETTER QUALITY
I AM LOOKING FOR A 6 to 7meter rib wich does not need a too big outboard engine but have a great and comfortable sea ride ,where i live in brittany in belle_ile island the sea can be pretty rough and my back is not in very good conditions
do you think it's possible to find that for approximately the amount of 20000 pounds
i was thinking for example to osprey650viper max or rybeye 650 or?
i am pretty confident there will be experienced people among the community to tel me where should i look

thanks very much
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Old 01 May 2004, 13:50   #2
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Just came across this 8.5m Pro Sport. Fair enough its longer than what you want but the extra length will give a softer, smoother ride at sea. This one's a beauty too!! I'm sure Ian and Jono who boat post here will give you good advice as regard Pro Sports, they both have very nice Prosports.

http://www.buyaboat.co.uk/boatdetail...srefno=1984678

This one may also be worth a look. Its a Solent, which I think are quite new. Again there are a few Solent owners and dealers on here who will advise you. They're good value too!!

http://www.buyaboat.co.uk/boatdetail...srefno=1844859

Don't forget Tornado too. They give an excellent ride in the rough stuff as they have a high deadrise angle (I think thats what its called anyway) and are very strong boats.

www.ribs.co.uk

Thats just a few but there are plenty of others as well, that I'm sure the others will add. Parker ribs from Poland would be another good choice. There's pics of 2 lovely new Parkers in the Gallery.

You'll get plenty of good advice here after everybody gets back from their Bank Holiday cruises and jaunts. Oh the joys of being boatless!!
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Old 01 May 2004, 14:16   #3
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thanks very much for your friendly answer

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Old 01 May 2004, 14:48   #4
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Bonjour Arnaud,

I think that you should find a good RIB for your budget. There are some good makes available in the UK, and I think that you will only want to consider top quality RIBs given your location. Osprey, Tornado or Solent would probably suit your purpose well. Scorpion would be great, but you would probably want a 7.5 rather than 6.5 but you don't find them very often at under £20000. There's one here with an older carb. 2-stroke engine: http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...age_page_3.htm

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Old 01 May 2004, 15:06   #5
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[QUOTE=swginn]Just came across this 8.5m Pro Sport. Fair enough its longer than what you want but the extra length will give a softer, smoother ride at sea. This one's a beauty too!! I'm sure Ian and Jono who boat post here will give you good advice as regard Pro Sports, they both have very nice Prosports.

http://www.buyaboat.co.uk/boatdetail...srefno=1984678


This boat is brilliant IF it is still available - he may well have sold it by now- I took it for a test drive and it was fantastic - lovely condition and great fun with a smooth ride - 8.5m looks big OUT of the water but once you are on it boats shrink a lot!

The bloke selling the boat was really genuine as well - only reason he was getting rid of it was that he frightened his wife and kids by taking them out for their first ribbing session in poor weather! The boat could take it easily!

Only reason I didn't buy it was due to cash flow I was better off buying a new boat in 3 stage payments!
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Bonjour Arnaud,

I think that you should find a good RIB for your budget. There are some good makes available in the UK, and I think that you will only want to consider top quality RIBs given your location. Osprey, Tornado or Solent would probably suit your purpose well. Scorpion would be great, but you would probably want a 7.5 rather than 6.5 but you don't find them very often at under £20000. There's one here with an older carb. 2-stroke engine: http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...age_page_3.htm

Hope this helps!

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good boats all of these Arnaud
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Old 01 May 2004, 15:53   #7
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Is your current RIB in this picture?
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Old 01 May 2004, 16:27   #8
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no Richard exept my tender on the mole ,you should have taken your photo just a little to the left my is 6.7 meter much bigger than the one you see
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OK have I got your RIB here...
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Old 02 May 2004, 11:37   #10
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yes you do at the far right down ,with a high bow a grey console bravo
Tell me , does the scorpion is far better than any other boat in cluding the revenger, and how are you considering viper max ,prosport, ribeye,or the solent 6.9
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