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Old 05 November 2007, 16:50   #1
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I am looking at purchasing a bwm rib are there any of you helpfull souls out there that can give me some advice on what to look for or points to be aware of.All help will be much needed thanks.
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Old 05 November 2007, 16:57   #2
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What size/year of MNFR you after?
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Old 06 November 2007, 01:54   #3
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An 18 or 21 deepsea i know nothing about them accept what i have picked up on here.
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Old 06 November 2007, 02:19   #4
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i had a Sub Aqua 17 as my first rib. great little boat for what its designed for. not the deepest v so the ride was fairly hard but great fun! did a lot ogf hours in her before selling to move on.

Mine was a 1995 boat and i rewired it and put new A frame on.

Andy did have a deepsea 19 i think which was much nicer than mine but sold recently i think?
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Old 06 November 2007, 03:50   #5
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I had a Deepsea 17 but it was 18' long

Yes nice little RIB, very fast with a 90 on the back. I would recommend one as a starter RIB or a dive/Safety boat, but as with Zippy and myself you might want to start looking at the 21's as they are more of a longer term RIB and the Sea Handling is much improved.
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Old 06 November 2007, 07:05   #6
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Thanks Zippy and Hightower do you know of any problems with the 21 that i should look for or a bad age for that matter how do i check the age?.
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Thanks Zippy and Hightower do you know of any problems with the 21 that i should look for or a bad age for that matter how do i check the age?.

You need to find out when it was built. BWM has gone through a number of iterations and some DS21's were built better than others. We had a 1998 Loxton marine built boat and the quality left a little to be desired.........
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Old 06 November 2007, 11:00   #8
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Is it the year or build yard i need to worry about?.
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who built it I guess. All I would say is that if your not experienced at looking at the structure of a boat, let someone with experience come along with you or employ a surveyor to give you a report.
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Dont buy the one on Ebay, its in Norfolk from the least favourite RIB member.
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