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Old 15 June 2008, 12:08   #1
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eBay classic

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RIB-BOAT-SCUBA...QQcmdZViewItem


Looked quite promising until I read the sales pitch!

"THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM MICKY MOUSE ORANGE BOATS, ITS THE MUTTS NUTS"
Manufacturer = Easy Rider?! Never heard of them!
The trailers a real delight too!
Further research suggests its one of the shower tray knock offs.
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Old 15 June 2008, 19:05   #2
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"also If You Look At The Nose Of Her She Is Slightly Pitched Up To Cut The Waves On Them Choppy Days."

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Old 16 June 2008, 17:15   #3
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Obviously written by someone who knew nothing about boats or RIBS,
RIB boat indeed, what does he think the B stands for ?
I don't fancy a 90 on a 6.5m boat full of 6 or 8 divers, It with struggle to get up onto the plane with that little power........
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Old 16 June 2008, 17:27   #4
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33 people liked it, and someone got them self a decent buy at 6,700 which ain't bad for a 2002 6.5m RIB. Even if it is a bit underpowered, and, err, possibly a "shower tray"!
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Old 16 June 2008, 17:30   #5
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thought this was a micky mouse type orange rib
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thought this was a micky mouse type orange rib
OMG Codders' boat splashed again
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Old 16 June 2008, 17:56   #7
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Has anybody heard the the top of the range company that makes this RIB or do you think it was a home made job by the company?
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Old 17 June 2008, 07:41   #8
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http://www.canopydesigns.co.uk

This company made it, see 'GRP Products' hence the shower tray comments
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Old 19 June 2008, 12:07   #9
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'Off Shore'

This looks very like a 5.5 'OffShore' I had which was made by a guy up in the North East. I think Jono may have had an older one. Mine was 2003 and fitted with a Honda 90 it was a first class boat. I had my own ideas on what it might have been 'based' on but it had a generous V with a sizeable planing pad and was a great boat in rough seas. The build quality -especially the shower tray area- was first class in both finish and strength.

The high console offered great weather protection - appreciated when these pictures were taken in early April. Another nice feature was the seat pod split from the console by a 9" gap which both separated the battery completely from the fuel tank in the console and meant step through to sit on the seat instead of having to lift a tired leg over the seat. Nice when you're tired and/or the sea is lumpy. It also had a 3" trunk moulded on top of the deck to neatly route all cables.

Just thought I'd share my opinion in case anyone comes across one for sale and wants to know what it was like to own/use. I'd have another one in the morning.

I agree a 90 is never going to be good enough on any 6.5 especailly a solidly built one as for full of lardass divers.....
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Trailer didn't look particularly Galvanised as stated in the ad....
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