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Old 01 August 2013, 05:48   #1
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Bombard ribs ... thoughts please

https://www.jtinsight.com/Classified...rib-55-meters/

Any thoughts on these ribs, dont know much about them.
After something for Jersey, getting to Écréhous and France on decent weather days etc

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Old 01 August 2013, 10:49   #2
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Hi Mate,

I've got a Bombard DB600 and I'm happy with it.
Trouble is I'm not qualified to advise really as it's my first RIB and I've only had it a few weeks!
As far as I can see it's not a deep V hull, more of a medium V which is fine by me as I'm after economy rather than rough water capability.
But I've been to France 3 times, across the top of the notorious "Race" with no problems.
I blend in well with the French RIBs as there are loads of Bombards there.

Looks like a good price to me, and it's local to you too.
It cost me £460 to ship mine to Alderney from Poole

Hope someone with more experience can chip in.
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Hi thanks for your help might go and have look it will be my first rib too. Cheers

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They're all Zodiac now, not bad boat, beware of really good value boats they tend not to actually belong to the person placing the ad.
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Old 01 August 2013, 16:36   #5
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Yep will check that out!


Slightly concerned about the seaworthiness of the bombard though as I have heard its quite a flat hull.
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Also looking at this how does this compare to the bombard. http://www.jtinsight.com/Classifieds...s/Bargain-RIB/

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Slightly concerned about the seaworthiness of the bombard though as I have heard its quite a flat hull.
Not a flat hull, although not as deep a V as some of your other possible choices.
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Old 02 August 2013, 03:25   #8
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There are some good videos on Youtube of the bombard ribs in action.
It shows that they have a tendancy to leap over the waves rather than cut through them, which I guess is a characteristic of a less than deep V.
Makes it fun though!
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