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Old 23 February 2016, 00:23   #11
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I think both would be fine in hairy seas, the bigger the better of course. The Highfield is pretty light, not sure of the weight on the 25' rib but something heaver should ride better. I had a 20' RIB that weighed 800lbs then had another 20' RIB that weighed 1500 lbs. The extra weight felt a little better.

The flat bottom end of that 25' looks just the Safeboat 250. I think a few users here mentioned that a 733 rides a lot better than the Safeboat.

I would say just wait for a 733 if that's what you really want, one will pop up soon and you will definitely be able to get one for less than what you will pay for one of those two ribs. If you find one on the west coast I can check it out for you. I would even bring it to WA for you if you let me joy ride it for a day down here I have a 22' Hurricane that will be on the market soon too, for something around 1/3 of that price. Good to see some Alaskan Ribbers by the way, I just sold my SR6 to someone not too far from you.
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Old 24 February 2016, 16:32   #12
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If anyone wants to sell a 733 or 650 in Alaska, please let me know.

I can't find RIBs here, not for an understandable price. Choices are very limited. Aluminum is nice for teaching and of course time in general. My hurricane 500 has sucked up some water I'm pretty sure, it is a lot heavier then it should be. I still love it anyway though, would love a 733.

I appreciate the comments and info.
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Old 24 February 2016, 22:17   #14
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1996 Zodiac Hurricane 733

I think this seller might be a forum member too. A bit south of you but might be worth the drive (the guy who bought my SR6 drove from Alaska, not too far from your area).
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Old 24 February 2016, 22:46   #15
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He must of sold it or doesn't want to, it isn't on Craigslist. I would buy that in a heartbeat.
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He must of sold it or doesn't want to, it isn't on Craigslist. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

Which one? Ryan's or Todd's? I see Todd's on CL still.
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Old 25 February 2016, 03:48   #17
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Which one? Ryan's or Todd's? I see Todd's on CL still.
Alright, cool man i am looking at Todds right now. I wonder if he would put it on a barge and ship it to Haines, Alaska if i paid him extra for it.


Do you know the guy? I am going to call him tomorrow morning, i know that it is very cheap to ship from Bellinghim to Haines.
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Old 25 February 2016, 12:07   #18
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I don't know him but I think a few guys here do. Both of those hurricanes look really nice, good luck!
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Did you pick one up? Theres an aluminum hulled Hurricane on CL near you.
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Old 02 January 2017, 06:01   #20
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Just bought a Hurricane 733 from the Coast Guard. Inboard 200hp turbo Diesel Version, great boat man. I appreciate your info you gave me man.
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