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Old 25 April 2011, 03:32   #1
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I want to buy a RIB up to 6m, I want power,good handling inshore and offshore......Please advise as I am very new to this and really want to make the right choice...my budget is about 10000
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Old 25 April 2011, 05:57   #2
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6m isn't really a small rib With a 10k budget, you're limited to 2nd hand with the criteria you've posted.

How much fuel can you afford?

Do you want to pose or not?

How many people do you regularly want to fit aboard?

What are your potential uses for it?

Oh, and do you want to go and look Neptune in the eye in a F8 and laugh then run away on the adrenaline buzz?
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Oh, and do you want to go and look Neptune in the eye in a F8 and laugh then run away on the adrenaline buzz?


The guy does say up to, I suggested by PM that new hull + 2nd hand engine can be achieved on this budget.
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I don't read him saying he wants new ~ 10k buys a very nice 2nd hand package.

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I don't read him saying he wants new ~ 10k buys a very nice 2nd hand package.

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i can look....but what rib do I look for....?
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Old 25 April 2011, 19:21   #6
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I want to buy a RIB up to 6m, I want power,good handling inshore and offshore......Please advise as I am very new to this and really want to make the right choice...my budget is about 10000
I carry about 4 people....and for about 5 hours at see....and yes I would love to pose with the posh foke but a good Rib would be better.......Please help before I buy a bag of rubbish >>>
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tornado-6m-RIB...#ht_877wt_1139

Sell the engine for maybe a grand? Then you have 3.5k left to spend on a better engine, although the guy says that it has been checked over by a mech so it may be ok.

Edit: assuming it's Ficht RAM and not Ficht, this might be ok? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6-2m-RIB-90-Hp...#ht_794wt_1139

Best advice...find something you like the look of, there are loads of places: B&O, boatshop24 etcetc. then post and ask if it looks ok or it's something to avoid. If it's a lemon, we'll tell you!
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I carry about 4 people....and for about 5 hours at see....and yes I would love to pose with the posh foke but a good Rib would be better.......Please help before I buy a bag of rubbish >>>
4 people on board is going to mean at least 5.5 metres (no Avon Seariders then, unless you're very lucky and find a 6m cheap!)or it's going to be cramped and you'll need to be close to the max rated power for the hull to make it move well.

A good way of calculating your maximum fuel usage is 4 litres per hour per 10hp at full throttle-so for example that 135 ( (135/10)x4) on the Tornado will be using around 54 litres an hour at full throttle. It'll use a lot less at cruising speeds,and even less at cruising speeds if it's a 4 stroke or a new tech 2 stroke (Tohatsu TLDI, Merc/Mariner Optimax or Evinrude Etec)

That Tornado looks like it could be a nice boat. Not sure it's worth what he's asking though given what the engine is, and it's got unknown engine faults.

In any case, if you're spending 10k on a 2nd hand boat,research the pariculalr boat first, get a sea trial on it and get a survey on it. Nobody with nothing to hide will refuse to let you do either.

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...assuming it's Ficht RAM and not Ficht, this might be ok? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6-2m-RIB-90-Hp...#ht_794wt_1139
A small RIB up to 6m. 6.2m?
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I want to buy a RIB up to 6m, I want power,good handling inshore and offshore......Please advise as I am very new to this and really want to make the right choice...my budget is about 10000
This boat is on eBay........what do you recon...good buy bad buy
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