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Old 23 January 2007, 16:28   #1
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Best Rescue Boat?

what would be the best Rescue boat? I like the sound of a Quicksilver 4.30 HD XS... its not going to be used in Heavy Conditions but still needs to be tough! our budget for boaat only is around 2000-3000euros, whats the best for that money?
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How long do you want it to last?
Has it got to be a new SIB or could a 2nd hand RIB do the job?
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Secondhand Redbay6.5

Described by RIB international as" the most sure footed 6.5 they had seen"

See also Redbay Stormforce 6.5m - Yamaha 2-Stroke 200F - POA

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rigid raider????
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Is that for boat only or boat and motor? When buying new, you generally get what you pay for. What is the minimum and maximum length that you could use? What is the maximum weight? With used SIBs, some very good deals can be had, if you know what to look for.

One of the potentially best deals out their with used SIBs is if you can find an ex US navy zodiac FC 470 (semi tunnel hull, 1880 dtx hypalon) that hasn't been shredded to bits. They weight around 330 lbs. They sometimes go on Ebay for around 2000-3000 US.

As for new SIBs, I would focus in on either a Gemini Surf (tunnel hull available in hypalon or PVC), Arancias (inflatable v keel in hypalon) or a Ceasar Surfcat (tunnel hull in PVC). PVC is less expensive and tends to give a higher level of performance with the tunnel hull designs, hypalon is more durable.
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Secondhand Redbay6.5

Described by RIB international as" the most sure footed 6.5 they had seen"

See also Redbay Stormforce 6.5m - Yamaha 2-Stroke 200F - POA

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If she's going within that price range - someone will do very well for themselves !
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Oops

Sorry.

I thought there was another zero in there.

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This hopefully will be helpful information. Here are the specifications required for Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) to be approved by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). They have some very rigorous requirements for their IRBs.

Class 1 IRBs (inflatable v keels):

http://www.slsa.com.au/site/_content...-docsource.pdf

Class 2 IRBs (rigid hulls):

http://www.slsa.com.au/site/_content...-docsource.pdf

Class 3 IRBs (tunnel hulls):

http://www.slsa.com.au/site/_content...-docsource.pdf

Here is a list of IRBs currently approved by the SLSA

http://www.slsa.com.au/default.aspx?...equipment#irbs
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what would be the best Rescue boat? I like the sound of a Quicksilver 4.30 HD XS... its not going to be used in Heavy Conditions but still needs to be tough! our budget for boaat only is around 2000-3000euros, whats the best for that money?
Is it for beach lifeguard work as the IRB'S in praire tubers post or for more general stuff like dinghy's and boats .

What do the Canadian SLSA use as a matter of interest
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