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Old 19 July 2007, 19:07   #11
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Have a look at our post about our Ribcraft 4.8...It'll run rings round some bigger boats, and is probably amongst the most seaworthy and strongly built for it's size. We love it!
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Old 19 July 2007, 19:08   #12
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Many thanks for tha advice recieved so far. The choice of boat is slowly becominging clearer !
5m -6m rib, deep vee hull, 2st outboard 75-100HP bepending on boat, preferably a yammy. well known make which will have resale value, preferably british.

what boats are deep vee hulls, ? All the avon SRs? Humbers?(which ones5-6m) Ribtec?

can anyone give me a reasonable list of deep V 5-6m ribs?

i think an SR5.4 ticks all the boxes. but what about others?

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How many people do you want to carry on this boat ?
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Old 20 July 2007, 04:20   #13
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I wouldn't discount the humber Attaque.
I would! Unless you're only going to use it on a lake.
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True, but it drifted across so the shallow V hull wasn't an issue

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Old 20 July 2007, 04:21   #14
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How many people do you want to carry on this boat ?


I would want to carry, always 3 adults, 1 child, 2 dogs, occasionally an extra 4 adults, Having a look at a searider SR5.4 (project) soon which is well within my price bracket, fingers crossed!
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Old 20 July 2007, 06:16   #15
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I wouldn't discount the humber Attaque. they have been around since the Ark so there will be examples that fall into your budget. One Humber Attaque even crossed the Atlantic The Humber Atlantis is a bit longer and wider. With a very low deck there is a feeling of being in not on a a rib. Both have stood up to the club diving role well for many years so pretty indestructable.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F143818/

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The attaque and assault range are inshore ribs, the destroyer and ocean pro are the offshore range, horses for courses if you know what i'm saying. If you take an inshore rib offshore and conditions out at sea take a turn for the worse then you can expect trouble with at least a very slow and uncomfortable journey home, an offshore rib will tackle the same conditions with ease
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Old 20 July 2007, 09:20   #16
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SR5.4 vs destroyer.

where does the SR fit into the equasion? with a deep vee hull and big fat tubes are they off shore rated??
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Old 20 July 2007, 09:34   #17
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Ribtec 585 if you can find one, plenty of deck space rated to carry 10/12 people (dont know where they would all sit), solidly build, a nice soft ride and very capable in most sea states.

Its also worth considering the Osprey Viper nice and beamy and also well built and very capable.

The Avon Searider is also a great boat but has less internal space than others. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but 5 or 6 people on a SR5.4 would be a right boatfull even without the mutt's.

I think the best advice is to be patient, there will be a bargain along at some point, the question is can you wait for it?
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Old 20 July 2007, 09:59   #18
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The Avon Searider is also a great boat but has less internal space than others. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but 5 or 6 people on a SR5.4 would be a right boatfull even without the mutt's.
I've had 6 in my 5.4 with loads of comfort and lots of room still to spare. What size are the dogs tho' and will they be happy in the boat in a big sea would be my question.

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Old 20 July 2007, 10:09   #19
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where does the SR fit into the equasion? with a deep vee hull and big fat tubes are they off shore rated??
Yer 5.4 searider is a proper sea going rib with offshore capability, so is the Humber destroyer which is a popular offshore dive boat with lots of dive clubs, i like them both. The only thing that i would knock about these ribs is the beam! most ribs of similar size feel very narrow compared to my viper which has a beam of 2.5 metres which gives you loads of deck space and keeps you very stable especially in a following sea.
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Ribtec 585 if you can find one, plenty of deck space rated to carry 10/12 people (dont know where they would all sit), solidly build, a nice soft ride and very capable in most sea states.

Its also worth considering the Osprey Viper nice and beamy and also well built and very capable.

The Avon Searider is also a great boat but has less internal space than others. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but 5 or 6 people on a SR5.4 would be a right boatfull even without the mutt's.

I think the best advice is to be patient, there will be a bargain along at some point, the question is can you wait for it?
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