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Old 01 December 2006, 04:20   #1
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We are about to buy our first RIB. Fell in love with the Picton Cobra 7.5m. Know a Vipermax 7m (ribster rache) and a 7m Coastline. Very nice but a bit on the serious side for us. Keep going back to the Cobra, can't afford a Scorpion. We are looking for a comfortable leisure RIB for playing around Anglesey, and not a serious offshore beast. Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01 December 2006, 05:19   #2
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For what you want I would say it will be great!
Nearly bought one but picking this up on Sunday fitted our speck even better!
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Old 01 December 2006, 06:51   #3
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I'm selling this if you're interested.... http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F125840/
07971 25 85 15 give me a shout if you like...
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Old 01 December 2006, 06:55   #4
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I may be biased given I am on my second Cobra >>> not in Nautique spec though. Upgrade from a 5.5 to a 6.0 is significant in terms of ride and I assume a 7.5 will be amazing.
Have had access to other marques in the mortals end of the market and have to say the Cobra gives a great sense of security in any sea I would want (or not) to be caught in. Good dry ride and generally well constructed. Main criticism is the sealing of deck voids; cable and fuel tank access ducts, which often need re-sealing with a good adhesive sealant (ala Wickes high performance) ; and then no trouble with water in the hull. I cannot understand why Dave cannot get this easy bit right ? They are solid, well built but are heavy compared to others.
I guess the Scorpion is close to the ultimate given feedback everywhere - but beyond my reach.
Lots of good advice on this forum which will help, but do have sea trials - in poor conditions, to judge for yourself. A RIB purchase is driven as much by the heart as analysis of technical performance.
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Old 01 December 2006, 08:24   #5
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I like the Cobras and as a family boat they take some beating. Not the best in extreme conditions but what family wants to be out in those? Resale is excellent. There is a commercial 10m running around Swansea that works very hard for it's living - still going strong after many years.
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Old 01 December 2006, 13:21   #6
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Hi Guys, was going to buy 7.5 cobra, lovely boat, I know some people who have one with 200 Optiplex on the back. They got 60kts or MPH dont recall, giving it a blast across the bay. Very solid but I think Codprawn is right about the heavy duty bit...Not sure about the heavy seas but then who the hell wants that.
Question tho, How come Dave never lets anyone wlse drive in all (yes all) the brochure pics I have ever seen on Cobra...
Dave, you beed a few "Babes" on the boat, they look better than you, in Bikini pref....
Done deal on Ballistic 6.5, it should be enough for where I am going God willing!
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Hi Guys, was going to buy 7.5 cobra, lovely boat, I know some people who have one with 200 Optiplex on the back. They got 60kts or MPH dont recall, giving it a blast across the bay. Very solid but I think Codprawn is right about the heavy duty bit...Not sure about the heavy seas but then who the hell wants that.
Question tho, How come Dave never lets anyone wlse drive in all (yes all) the brochure pics I have ever seen on Cobra...
Dave, you beed a few "Babes" on the boat, they look better than you, in Bikini pref....
Done deal on Ballistic 6.5, it should be enough for where I am going God willing!
Hi, I knew I saw a boat for you to check out...
http://www.ribs4sale.com/details.php?id=1044

Just came across it .

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Old 03 December 2006, 14:35   #8
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Hi, I knew I saw a boat for you to check out...
http://www.ribs4sale.com/details.php?id=1044

Just came across it .

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Looked at this one, the upholstery is looking a bit tatty & did not like the big sunbed/locker!
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Hi nick,

I guess the upholstry is easy to change, the rest is not.

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Old 05 December 2006, 02:20   #10
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Thanks everyone

Thank you all for your comments.

I can now go and change our personal details on our username as we went and did the dirty deed at Dave Pictons yesterday - a 2005 7.5 Nautique with the 250 Evinrude ETEC.

Don't forget - if it turns out to be rubbish I will blame you lot coz you told me to buy one ;-)

Thanks again. Looking forward to meeting some of you guys next summer.

Mike and Jane.
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