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Old 02 February 2010, 09:16   #1
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Help choosing RIB

Looking at buying a rib .I need to cover Pool to Brighton and Solent . I was thinking a Pacific 22 with diesel with a new built cuddy . Am I wrong or on the right type of boat ?
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Old 02 February 2010, 10:14   #2
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Looking at buying a rib .I need to cover Pool to Brighton and Solent . I was thinking a Pacific 22 with diesel with a new built cuddy . Am I wrong or on the right type of boat ?
You're going to have to tell people what you are planning to do with it. How important speed is, fuel efficiency, robustness etc.
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Old 02 February 2010, 12:57   #3
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i'm with polwart on this one, but your'e probaly right for diesel, not just because there fuel efficent but because of the fuel availability in that area, i would look for something a bit newer, them old boats will go through anything but at a cost of comfort and considering the distance you're looking at doing you'd want a bit of comfort
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Depending on how many 'readies' you have available I would be looking at a 7.5m to 8.5m more modern diesel powered RIB. There are quit a few second-hand ones listed on the usual sites at the moment. Make sure you try before you buy!
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Old 03 February 2010, 10:23   #5
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Thank you for the feed back . I need it to get me to work . I dont want it to be a slouch reliable and good economy . Good sea boat if I get caught out.
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My experience with a pac22 is that, yes they do go through anything, but being semi displacement, they do sit quite low in the water, weight ensures that there is no massively quick acceleration.

But that said, great boats, pretty much indestructible.... i mean, we haven't broken it yet and it's seen everything the solent can throw at it.
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Old 04 February 2010, 10:18   #7
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So If not a Pacific 22 and on a budget what would you go for ?
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I'm not sure that I really know what it is you want to do. Can you tell us a bit more about your plans?

Are you planning to use this for regular commuting? Or something else? What sort of budget have you got in mind?
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Is this the sort of thing you are looking at, depending on condition it's a good boat. still will be in 10 years time as well.
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Is this the sort of thing you are looking at, depending on condition it's a good boat. still will be in 10 years time as well.
That's a serious piece of kit....
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