Collected the keys this afternoon...
for my latest (and perhaps greatest!) purchase. I am finally the owner of a seaworthy rib!
I've just bought (with a loan from the bank of dad) a Ribtec 585, with a 115hp Yamaha V4 CETO on the back. It's red, was used as a dive boat, and is in a very good shape. It's Andy Badviz's old boat - Greyhound.
She needs a couple of bits doing - an engine service, the lower leg needs replacing (so anybody with Yam V4 parts please make yourselves known!) due to a crack in the gearbox casing, and the control cables replacing, but other than that, all ready she is!
When I get the bits on her sorted, she will be kitted out with all relevant gear, and used as a training boat for any RYA recognised school that wish to hire her.
I'm all excited! Can't wait to get her out and play!