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Old 18 October 2002, 03:20   #1
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First Rib Advice

Still researching for my first RIB after selling my Searay. Like Scorpions, Revengers...but still intreged by ProSport.

They have a website www.prosportribs.co.uk

Anyone got one, know anything about them etc...
The website is good, and they seem remarkably good value.

Thanks
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Old 18 October 2002, 03:52   #2
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If you are thinking of the 6-7m range, check out the Hysucats, they are the dogs bo#### I am sure Charles will fill you in, with vido link the lot...................
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Old 18 October 2002, 04:00   #3
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Prosport

Looks like they use the old Rapier hull which we know is good design. No idea about the build quality though. Scorpion are the best on the market for quality, build and handling. They are not the cheapest though.

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Old 18 October 2002, 13:29   #4
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Where can I get info on Hysucats...is there a website?

I'm still curious about ProSport and a bit suprised no one seems to know anything about them. What would that say about re-sale value.
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Old 18 October 2002, 13:41   #5
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Pro Sport Ribs are an expanding outfit in Guernsey where they sell most of their RIBs. Their build quality is very good. In fact I have never heard a bad word said about them. The Swedish life guard currently have one on trial.
You can be assured of very good service from them. They do not have a sales department as such, you will be talking straight to the men on the shop floor. Try phoning Jason on 01481 251957.
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Old 18 October 2002, 14:51   #6
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timw, here is a post from an earlier thread:
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All I can say is......(in my opinion) the Hysucat is the best 6.5 rib going. I had the first one in the UK for about 3 years, the only reason I sold it was for the fact that my wifes family moved back to Jersey and we quickly ran out of space! You will be hard pressed to find another rib that can handle the chop as well as the Hysucat can. She is incredibly stable at rest due to the cat hulls, minimum HP required as the foils 'lift' you out of the water creating less drag. I loaded her with 14 people (twin 50hp 4 strokes and she was on the plane in a matter of seconds. Capable of 17 knts with one engine raised. Fantastic for water-skiing as the wake is virtually non-existent. I would strongly advise a couple of hours tuition before helming this craft as she does not perform as mono-hulls do. (There are a few little secrets to get the most out of the boat).I can highly recommend the Hysucat for extreme fun, safety and a soft ride!

Good luck, ORDER it now, you won't regret it

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Check out the video

(If you are serious about this RIB, PM me and I will put you in touch with the SA builder)
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Old 18 October 2002, 15:00   #7
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pro sport

I too was very impressed with pricing on Pro sport, best advice I could give is to use a search engine such as google , try and find one for sale secondhand and give the owner a call... then grill him on opinions

Models in brochures sent to me certainly looked good with good specs as well included in price, not sure whether the price they quote is exclusive of vat as built offshore so you may need to ckeck this out

dont rush as sometimes the buying is better than the boating !
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Old 18 October 2002, 15:14   #8
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If you want a spin in one, for a day you can always jump in a plane over to Dublin a have a go, Ryanair or GO do cheap flights......
We wont be talking our rib out of the water until Jan, and then that will be only for a month, to do some maintance on it.
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Tim,

Thanks for your kind offer...I might contact you later.

I guess the next thing I need to research are Outboards.

Any recommendations re types and makes for a 7.5m RIB. I guess between 150HP and 200HP?
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Engines

A good all round engine is the 175hp FICHT excellent fuel economy and good power to weight ratio,
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