Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 15 October 2019, 17:35   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hove
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 8
Buyers guides - are there any reliable ones?

I'm looking for a 2nd had rib that's around the 5m mark but looking on boatsandoutboards, ebay etc. there are loads of makes & as I'm starting out with pretty much zero knowledge, it would be great to find either reviews or pro/con lists without searching google or this site.

Not trying to be lazy but it's a steep learning curve at the moment!
__________________

__________________
rusky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 October 2019, 18:16   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: suffolk
Boat name: not yet
Make: Nautica/ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yam 115/ Honda 100
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 488
Wellcome to the Forum ,i suspect you have just stumbled across the closest thing you are going to get to a buyers guide .
Best i reckon you list a few of your priority ambitions ,crew size and expedition ideas and i reckon theres a good bunch of people will try and give you some pointers.
__________________

__________________
Orwell boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2019, 07:01   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: Dominator
Make: SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yam 85
MMSI: 235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,822
RIBase
Buying a 'cheap' rib-what to look out for.

Bit on outboards in here too:-

Starting boating? Nos's guide for beginners.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2019, 07:20   #4
Member
 
Fender's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Zodiac
Length: under 3m
Engine: Scull
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 361
https://www.rya.org.uk/get-afloat/po...rts-boats.aspx

Have fun
__________________
Fender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2019, 11:12   #5
Member
 
Wightdiver's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Boat name: Red Dog
Make: Porters Renegade
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 HP Yamaha
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 513
Quote:
Originally Posted by rusky View Post
I'm looking for a 2nd had rib that's around the 5m mark but looking on boatsandoutboards, ebay etc. there are loads of makes & as I'm starting out with pretty much zero knowledge, it would be great to find either reviews or pro/con lists without searching google or this site.

Not trying to be lazy but it's a steep learning curve at the moment!
JBT Marine, www.ribsforsale.com offer a free buyers guide on their website.
__________________
Wightdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2019, 17:35   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hove
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 8
Cheers!

Are there any brands or models to avoid?
__________________
rusky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 October 2019, 20:39   #7
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: Dalmeny
Make: zodiac
Length: 5m +
Engine: outboard
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 962
Another handy site which may answere most of your questions https://www.boatstogo.com/faq.asp#30
__________________
jonp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 October 2019, 03:51   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Waterlooville
Boat name: Tickler
Make: Halmatic P22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Inboard Diesel 140HP
MMSI: 235115642
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 678
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonp View Post
Another handy site which may answere most of your questions https://www.boatstogo.com/faq.asp#30
Thre's some very useful stuff on there.
__________________

__________________
GuyC is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×