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Old 15 April 2010, 06:33   #1
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Coastline Ribs any good?

Hi,

I've been reading this forum for a while and am going to look at a second hand coastline, but cant find out much about them.

http://www.coastlinemarine.co.uk/McCann%207.5%20details.

I want something that will hold 6 people comfortably, to carry out behavioural studies on dolphins and basking sharks, it has to be diesel, reliable and capable in bad weather, and look cool at weekends too! Does anyone know much about coastline? I have looked at a few redbays, but they are very expensive, and the wraparound console and cabin sides take up too much space for my needs.

I also found this review from RIB international that says you can get a new Coastline for under 30k, surely this is a typo?

http://www.ribevents.com/site/boatte...ne7mReview.pdf

Any help appreciated!

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Old 15 April 2010, 06:45   #2
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we had a coastline 6 meter a few years ago and it was a great boat! very capable when it gets lumpy but not the fastest boat in the world.

think they have done quite a few inboard boats in their time although ours was outboard boat.

they moulded deck gives it a good finish and when i spoke to Brian before we bought our current rib, seems they are making a few changes and bringing out some new console / seat designs as the old ones were a but angular and in need of an update!

i still think with the tapered tubes they look great on the water, ours had white and blue tubes and i still think the colour scheme was great!!

they are involved with ribex this year so expect to see a few of them there. built on the Hamble still i think.

would be well worth a look!


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Old 15 April 2010, 10:16   #3
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i'm probaly one of the best people on hear to talk to about a coastline, they are great boats, you should buy it, if it's been well maintained you can't go wrong, tell me the name or the person selling it and i'll tell you the history
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I want something that will hold 6 people comfortably, to carry out behavioural studies on dolphins and basking sharks
My ears pricked up when you mentioned the Behavioural Studies....would be interested to compare notes at some time....until then, good luck with the purchase

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I also found this review from RIB international that says you can get a new Coastline for under 30k, surely this is a typo?


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No, it's not....

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Old 15 April 2010, 12:58   #6
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My ears pricked up when you mentioned the Behavioural Studies....would be interested to compare notes at some time....until then, good luck with the purchase

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You should talk to Wildwords (on here), he's at the same malarkey off the west coast of Ireland.
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they are great boats, and very well built, easy to deal with and generally nice guys.

i have just sold my 6 metre with stern drive and they have just made me my new boat that i am putting a cummins QSD 150hp stern drive in.

they are great in bad weather and i have always felt very safe and comfortable in mine.

i could not say enough about these boats as i think they are great.
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You should talk to Wildwords (on here), he's at the same malarkey off the west coast of Ireland.
Thanks for the heads up Willk
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Old 15 April 2010, 18:01   #9
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thanks for the help,

this is what i have been hearing so far, good builders and good boats.
Dare i ask about peoples opinions on outdrives? As i understand it, if you use them really hard they suffer from overheating due to the leg being out the water,(on all ribs), but there are ways around it. Can of worms?

Thanks for the good advice.
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Many builders have got around this by fitting a shower to the leg, an S shaped pipe that scoops water from under the hull and sprays the leg (under way). Cheap and effective.
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