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Old 22 September 2004, 11:04   #11
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george

have you had a look at valiant as well i have found my one very good
in rough seas

its a medium deep v

its up for sale at the moment look in the four sale section vanguard 450v
or have a look at the dr range as well 4m/4.5m 4.9m jockey seat type

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Old 22 September 2004, 11:56   #12
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Would most people agree the ribcraft 4.8 is worth the extra money over the likes of a Humber 4.7?
I've cruised in company with Ribcraft4.8 Avon4.7 and Tornado Viking4.7 and they are excellent RIBs - the Tornado Viking being particularly good in all conditions. You would be well advised to speak with DJL on this forum as his Viking is a very well proven boat. I would be more cautious about the Humber.
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Old 22 September 2004, 12:05   #13
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George,

Ribcraft have a demo weekend at Portland Harbour on the 9th 10th October.
We went last year was very good.

http://www.ribcraft.co.uk/start.html

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Old 22 September 2004, 12:10   #14
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Hi George.

Here is a picture of my 4.8 ribcraft on her trailer under cover.
The trailer has a pin and bolt arrangement on the drawbar marked 'here' on the photo and then on the blow up.
I have never put it to the test but apparently this will allow me to fold the bar sufficiently to get it into a garage.
In my case purely hypothetical tho'

While I am here......given the choice I would buy this boat again. She won't win any speed trials but I have been drier and more comfortable in this little boat than in many other significantly larger craft.

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I know....apart from when I stuffed into the back of a wave last week yeah yeah, then i was knee deep but we all make mistakes!!
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Old 22 September 2004, 12:13   #15
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If you are considering a Ribcraft 4.8 or a Tornado 4.7 then may i reccommend XS-Ribs. They are kitted out by Barnet Marine (Tornado suppliers) and are a very seaworthy boat with high bows, deep V hull and large 50cm tubes. They are a very good value for money craft whilst also being solid and well built.

Website is www.xs-ribs.co.uk
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Old 22 September 2004, 12:22   #16
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Just saw Robin's trailer drawbar reply. I may be wrong now but I had that fitting on a previous Snipe trailer and it was used to tilt the trailer on a shallow slipway to make it easier to launch the RIB. I wouldn't try it unless the RIB was securely strapped to the trailer. Imagine ending up with your pride and joy stuck in your garage on no trailer!!
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Old 22 September 2004, 13:17   #17
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Yeah, its a "break back" trailer and lowering the draw bar to the floor of the garage wouldn't gain you much. What you need is.... a cat flap.. cunningly positioned in the garage door so the draw bar can poke through it....
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Old 22 September 2004, 13:24   #18
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all so watch out for how high the boat sits ie

a frame must fold
sreen on the consul check that

i have to lower the jockey wheel down to fit under the door

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Old 22 September 2004, 16:58   #19
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An Avon SR 4.7 or a Ribcraft 4.8 with a 70 hp yammie 2 stroke takes an awful lot of beating.
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Old 23 September 2004, 03:00   #20
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Just to add another for consideration..... I have the Caribe 4.7...... not awfully popular I notice on the site... however its an ideal boat for me and my young family... comfortable, good hull, good handling (although I dont go out in anything too wild). The 50 4 stroke on the back is more than adaquate.
Nice little extras too.... 90L under floor fuel, shower, loads of stowage... and easy to store (in the farm down the road)
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