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Old 28 May 2011, 08:11   #1
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I'm looking at buying a 2007 5m Bombard as my first rib - any major negatives or better alternatives - budget around 10k - honest answers welcome!!
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Old 28 May 2011, 12:57   #2
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10k is a lot of money on the second hand market and you need to decide what you want to do with the rib and what type of rib you want.

Many people prefer the more commercial/traditional types and many prefer the newer cruiser type of boat.

Have a think about what you want to use it for and post back then people can advise you better.

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Old 28 May 2011, 13:54   #3
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I'm looking at buying a 2007 5m Bombard as my first rib - any major negatives or better alternatives - budget around 10k - honest answers welcome!!
Agree with Chris, Bombard is more like a family friendly type of rib, I would go for something more rigid (Humber, Ribeye, Ribtec etc.).

Also, what engine is on the rib? A second hand outboard is a real gamble if you can't test it or don't know the history...

With your budget, there are many Ribs which suit you.

And I always recommend something cheaper as the first rib. The cheaper, the easier to sell it if you don't enjoy ribbing...
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Thanks both. It's really for a bit of fun - towing some toys, fishing and going out when it's a bit choppy. Generally with 2 to 4 up. The engines a Yamaha 90 stroke 2002 170 hours. It's advertised on the Ribs For sale section. Cheers Simon
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Thanks both. It's really for a bit of fun - towing some toys, fishing and going out when it's a bit choppy. Generally with 2 to 4 up. The engines a Yamaha 90 stroke 2002 170 hours. It's advertised on the Ribs For sale section. Cheers Simon
The Yammie engine is bomb-proof if well maintained. Easy for DIY maintenance too compared to 4-stroke equivalent. Check the hull thoroughly and console and seat pods. I've seen a few cracks in console and seat pods in Zodiac/Bombard boats.
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