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Old 10 April 2007, 12:14   #31
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ive got a 5.4 searider, renowned for there sea keeping abilities and at this point the rib is more capable than me!!

I have had moments were i wished it was both heavier and longer but after being out in a ribcraft 5.3 with a 90hp on as well. I would also consider this a great rib and it is heavier than the searider..

What budget are you going to work towards???
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Old 10 April 2007, 12:15   #32
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Have just sent you a PM

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Old 10 April 2007, 12:52   #33
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I have a 5.3m Humber Destroyer. My son chose it when he was 15 (and paid for most of it with the 'car' money his grandfather left him) after much research. He looked hard at Ribcraft, but decided that Humber was as good and cheaper. They were really good to work with too, and very helpful.

He's been out in some wild weather and seas and returned safe and wet. (He was brought up on boats at sea and did a level 2 before he got the RIB) Also blagged rides on any RIBs visiting here, so got a good comparison of performance. The boat survived him with no problems. He eventually sold it to me and bought his car. I was a professional sailing instructor for half my working life, but even I feel safe in the Humber. It's basic compared to some, but really solid.
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Old 10 April 2007, 13:17   #34
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Sounds like the same situation I am in....Looking to do much the same! It seems everyone is reccomending Humber so I will defenitely take a look! If you don't mind me asking....How much did your rig cost when you bought it? PM me if you would prefer....





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I have a 5.3m Humber Destroyer. My son chose it when he was 15 (and paid for most of it with the 'car' money his grandfather left him) after much research. He looked hard at Ribcraft, but decided that Humber was as good and cheaper. They were really good to work with too, and very helpful.

He's been out in some wild weather and seas and returned safe and wet. (He was brought up on boats at sea and did a level 2 before he got the RIB) Also blagged rides on any RIBs visiting here, so got a good comparison of performance. The boat survived him with no problems. He eventually sold it to me and bought his car. I was a professional sailing instructor for half my working life, but even I feel safe in the Humber. It's basic compared to some, but really solid.
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Old 10 April 2007, 13:20   #35
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Am probably looking at 20,000 tops! would rather something around 18,000 or even cheaper! So I am defenitely looking at second hand RIBs. How much do the seariders go for 1st and 2nd hand?

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ive got a 5.4 searider, renowned for there sea keeping abilities and at this point the rib is more capable than me!!

I have had moments were i wished it was both heavier and longer but after being out in a ribcraft 5.3 with a 90hp on as well. I would also consider this a great rib and it is heavier than the searider..

What budget are you going to work towards???
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Old 10 April 2007, 14:16   #36
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Sounds like the same situation I am in....Looking to do much the same! It seems everyone is reccomending Humber so I will defenitely take a look! If you don't mind me asking....How much did your rig cost when you bought it? PM me if you would prefer....
Will,

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Old 10 April 2007, 21:39   #37
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Thanks for all that info Codprawn! I am looking at Ribcraft.... all their boats above the 4.8 length are B coded. Which is hopefully all i would ever need! Have u had any experience with Ribcraft?
We love our 7.8M Ribcraft. We often go out in nasty conditions and the boat handles great and I understand their smaller models have simular ride characteristics.
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Old 11 April 2007, 03:39   #38
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I have PM'd you about my ribcraft 5.85. Is a great rough weather boat.
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Old 11 April 2007, 08:13   #39
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Don't want to get into a mud slinging competition, but I tried many boats when looking for my new boat. I was looking in the 6 - 6.5 metre size range, and one boat in that size range was head and shoulders above the others for rough water performance; I believe it was a force 6 -7 that I took the demonstrator out in. Osprey Vipermax. I bought one
If you go for the self installation option, they can be quite cost effective as well, although I am still screwing mine together.
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Don't want to get into a mud slinging competition, but I tried many boats when looking for my new boat. I was looking in the 6 - 6.5 metre size range, and one boat in that size range was head and shoulders above the others for rough water performance; I believe it was a force 6 -7 that I took the demonstrator out in. Osprey Vipermax. I bought one
If you go for the self installation option, they can be quite cost effective as well, although I am still screwing mine together.
Yep, and so have I
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