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Old 18 July 2007, 09:12   #1
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Buying a rib-narrowing the choice down.

Hi,
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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Old 18 July 2007, 10:25   #2
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I guess you are buying second hand? This will narrow down your choice as to what is available at the time.

You can't go wrong with the seariders. Humber is also very good (i have one)
But there are many more makes out there.

I have and humber ocean pro 5.3 + tohatsu 90tldi. very good value for money, but it is more of an work boat style. If you are after something with a bit more bling then maybe look at ribeye etc

If i had the money i would go for a ribcraft, they are very nice boats.
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Old 18 July 2007, 11:34   #3
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rib choice.

yes, secondhand 5K max and i dont mind a project, dont want bling, i like utilitarian looking boats, really like seariders and humbers, grey or orange tubes too, dont like the look of the med style boats,
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Old 18 July 2007, 12:26   #4
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Ribcraft are absoulutely solid boats, although slightly more expensive (you pay for what you get). Deep v hull, excellent sea keeping ability. Have a look at my Alderney video to give you an idea. Although the 5.85 is likely to be outside your price bracket, I know that the smaller Ribcrafts are also pretty damm good.
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Old 18 July 2007, 12:56   #5
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not all humbers have a deep vee hull, the attack and assault range are only medium vee, the deep vee hull starts at the destroyer and ocean pro range.
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Old 18 July 2007, 15:32   #6
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deep vee hull ribs.

Fantastic advice!
so we are narrowing it down to a ribtec, an SR5.4 or a destroyer
I suspect if i want to stay within my budget i will have to go for an SR5.4 or an old humber. what about ospreys? i have seen a few of those, older ones cheap, which would need re tubing and an engine upgrade, having said that even with a budget retube and a newer secondhand engine it looks from what i have seen to be cheaper to buy a complete outfit,(cheaper than the sum of its parts)
bit like needing an engine for my landrover, ended up buying someones pride and joy(isuzu trooper) and chopping it up for scrap!
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In that size range it would have to be a Tornado for me,no contest.
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Ospreys are excellent sea going ribs so are Tornado as mentioned earlier
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not all humbers have a deep vee hull, the attack and assault range are only medium vee,
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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