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Old 20 February 2014, 14:24   #1
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GRAND ribs

Anyone had any experience of this make. Specifically the 470 model. Nice looking quality ribs I know they dont have the deepest hull but for my use it will be fine and they are sold by willsmarine. Advice please! Maybe sea trial soon.

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Old 20 February 2014, 14:29   #2
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Don't really know a lot about grand ribs but you should compare it to the Capelli Tempest 470 (Rubber boat, RIB) | boat24.com/uk

Longjohn has one and I've crossed the Channel with him and also been over to the Isles of Scilly. An awesome rib and probably overlooked by many...

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Yes there are many makes to also consider. Brig is the other im looking at closely!
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Yes im also looking at brig. Nice boats!
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Am I missing something!?
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Don't really know a lot about grand ribs but you should compare it to the Capelli Tempest 470 (Rubber boat, RIB) | boat24.com/uk

Longjohn has one and I've crossed the Channel with him and also been over to the Isles of Scilly. An awesome rib and probably overlooked by many...


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A zodiac 500 pro is a 4.7m
Also look at Ribcraft 4.8
Better still Avon Searider 4.7

But if you want the leisure look search hard for the capelli 470
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No! The first one said it didnt go through so i retyped it and then it showed both..... I have no idea how to delete it. Anyways,
Yes zodiacs great hull had one before but very expensive and they are a bit 'serious', and the leisure ones are a bit too much for me.

So anyone know much about the brig 500, grand 470.......
Also willsmarine make 'willsribs'. Good value for the 5 metre one with a 90hp. Plus look really nice
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So anyone know much about the brig 500
I know its £100 too cheap, so brig / wolf rock can't afford to invest in marketing!
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I know its £100 too cheap, so brig / wolf rock can't afford to invest in marketing!
I think that "Built to a price point" is the trade term Poly.

Check a Marine Trader ?
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I personally would never go for the grand or brig (nearly the same) because i know one who has brig and it is terrible in a slight breeze or some chop... The boat is good for a year or something but then it brakes because the bad tubes...
The capelli is good and would definitely go for it!
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Personally, I love my Walker Bay Generation 430 (now sold as a 450 or 500). It's a 'leisure' RIB but with a fairly deep V hull. Appreciate it's not everyone's cup of tea but then neither is an SR
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I infact have a willsrib 420. May I say its a brilliant little boat, simple and actually well made. Willsmarine have always been great aswell. Hence why im interested in their 5 metre as they are great looking and a great rib for me


Also Brig in my experiences are nice boats. They are good quality but they are a bit common now in devon, plus I like a bit of personality when it comes to a boat, they seem a bit 'safe'.
Thanks for all the replies.
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I thought your logo was fading?
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I have seen the Wills Ribs in Kingsbridge and you are right; all the red logo's have faded to pink.
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I thought your logo was fading?

All the others have. Somebody suggested some solution which I cover the badge in before it goes in the water. Its still shiny new! All the others are basically white now though......Although I must say the trailer made by vandercraft has had a few problems with its rollers- all fixed now.
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