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Old 10 September 2010, 03:41   #21
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4.8m ribcraft looking like a decent option, then. just read an old magazine article saying it is 7.5K new all in with trailer, 60hp engine and VAT, was 2006 though.
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Old 10 September 2010, 05:11   #22
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Blimey - that is a bit out of touch - getting on for double that now I should think...
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Old 10 September 2010, 05:26   #23
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for reference my 5.6m avon is actually 5.9m total length with the outboard down
Yep, good example of LOA vs paper. I gained something like 4" when I swapped my old Yam 55 (long, low case, stuck out a mile from the transom) for the Merc (3 cyl short, tall case). Might be worth asking or measuring engines too.

Also w.r.t. engines, I have to move the stop pin on the clamps when I park it vs afloat - the position for sailing means the tail of the cav plate hits the wall first. By going "full in" I gain another 2".

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and thats not including the 1m sticking out the front on the drawbar.
Yep. Braked hitches take up a lot of room. One option is to be creative - as I said before, use the solid hull length rather than the "on paper LOA". that will give you a more appropriate sized chassis. Then combine it with a creative snubber This is an old Snipe variant (now sold by Mersea Trailers) - apologies for the pic quality, I had just craned it across form it's old deathtrap trailer and only had my phone to hand). As you can see, I've reduced the hitch overhang to about half a metre. (and the winch has been packed out so it pulls straight since that was taken)

Net result - 5.3m (on paper) boat fits a 5.7m garage.
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Old 15 September 2010, 10:33   #24
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Snowsports1 you have a pm.
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Old 18 September 2010, 15:15   #25
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looks like i am going for a new bombard SB500 with 60HP mariner. spent the last two days at southampton boat show and seen every rib going. The bombard seems a great buy.

please let me know if you think it is the right boat!
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Old 18 September 2010, 16:47   #26
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Hi Snowsport,
Welcome to Ribnet.
You seem to be in the same situation I was, wanting to introduce a young family to the water.

I'll pm you with my experience & suggestions

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Old 18 September 2010, 17:19   #27
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please let me know if you think it is the right boat!
Here's a clue, if it doesn't begin with R, O, H, or possibly an A with a SR after it, don't buy it.
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R, O, H, or possibly an A with a SR after it, don't buy it.
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