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Old 20 July 2019, 15:35   #1
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Coming back to ribs.....after advice

Hello all,

I've previously had a few ribs, Ribcraft 6.3 diesel inboard, Ceasar Thunderbolt, Humber Destroyer 5.5m and Ribcraft 4.8

I've gone back to jetskis for a few years but want to return to ribs now.

So, I'm looking for a rib, I think around 5.5 to 6m.
This one will be kept in a marina to get good use out of it.

I've been given a budget of 15k ish by "the boss"

I want a minimum of 4 seats so I get side by side seating.
Any suggestions of what's good or what to avoid. Not up to date on good or bad engines either, so any pointers on that in 100hp to 200hp range

Thanks
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Old 21 July 2019, 04:57   #2
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Living in a marina you ideally want tubes that are above the water because you can't anti foul them.

Engines. Everyone has favourites and things they wouldn't touch with a barge pole. But... The common advice is to pick based on local dealers / service agents. If your marina is already known, do they have a yard that does certain engines... Would make fixing issues an awful lot easier.
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Living in a marina you ideally want tubes that are above the water because you can't anti foul them
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Yes you can!
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