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Old 11 January 2015, 14:41   #11
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Paul.

A friend of mine showed me a link to it the other day.

He knew I owned one and wanted an opinion.

I only mentioned the dog thing as I belive mine got sold to someone who brought a dog along for the test drive.

Can't comment on the dog claws vs hyperlon debate I never took mine on.!

The boat builder I use did take to my 'white tassels' with a blow torch once, so I think they are pretty durable.

You'll have fun.
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Old 11 January 2015, 14:54   #12
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"white tassels"............?
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Old 11 January 2015, 16:41   #13
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Heh...

My tubes started sprouting white threads about 50mm long. Think it's quite common.

Some people attack them with nail clippers/sharp knife.


I've seen them disappear in secs at the hands of someone who knows what he's doing and a well set up blow torch.!!

Wouldn't have the balls to do it myself but it shows how durable hyperlon can be.?
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Old 12 January 2015, 01:14   #14
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Funny you should mention dogs, my wife wants to take our collie on it! im not so sure............
The dogs personality will dictate if they are comfortable on a boat.

The topic even has it's own thread.
dogs in boat
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Old 12 January 2015, 02:09   #15
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seen one. look good. avons a strong brand. not as good as caribe but im bias ;-p

before buying can you get it checked out by a professional?

my rib is 4.3, i find that a good size for towing. not too small, not too big. of course not an offshore machine but great inshore cruiser size.
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before buying can you get it checked out by a professional? .
There is probably more knowledge on Ribnet about ribs than most surveyors know. There are exceptions and a couple post on here but at the end of the day a rib is a surf board with some tubes glued on it.

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Old 12 January 2015, 08:09   #17
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I've got the 5.6m version its been OK for me as was my first boat! It does slam a bit!

Have taken it round the Isle of Wight and down to Poole (from lymington) and various trips in the solent

I rarely take it out on windy days, I'm more of a fair weather boater!

did my pb level 2 on it its been fine for what I wanted but:

Since buying that rib I have been lucky enough to helm a few other ribs and notice the difference between them and now have a better understanding as to what I'd look for in my next rib!

For me it's been a great little boat for learning experience I can't knock it!

But I am looking to change to a more comfortable rib at some point in the future! Having used it I have a wish list now

I have a little jack Russell, he isn't too keen when it's slamming, mind you nor is the wife! But on fair days the dog is fine!
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Old 12 January 2015, 10:57   #18
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Hi... i got the 4.7mtr with a 60 Mariner and love it.... Yes. It slams when a bit rough but its great fun. Get 2 to sit on the tubes and its fine .. Wouldn't have more then 4 people on it though ....
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Old 12 January 2015, 11:01   #19
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So to summarise:

I havnt bought a lemon (thank god)
I can take my dog
I WILL have fun
Prepare to be bumped about a bit if it gets choppy

Sounds good then!

If anyone is ever down in Devon give me a shout if you want to meet up
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Collecting in the morning.......im a little bit excited!!
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