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Old 14 September 2005, 08:46   #1
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Help with selecting a RIB

Living in Northern Ireland my choice of rib manufacturers is limited. I'm looking to buy a secondhand Rib in the 7.5 metre range with approx 200Hp, fuel injected or four stroke. Wanted to use for trips to Scotland/Isle of Man. Considering Cobra (8m on their website), Ribeye, Redbay (both aval. N.I. but pricy).

Need to know good rib manufacturers with deep v hulls that can take a pounding and don't cost a fortune.

Any help appreciated.
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Old 14 September 2005, 08:58   #2
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if you are looking to cover some distance and it seems you want to travel from ireland to the destinations you have indicated i would go for a rib with inboard diesel, is diesel cheap over there as well as here?

you would save a fortune i suspect

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Old 14 September 2005, 09:16   #3
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Not sure about diesels. Never had any experience of them but I can see your point. Have heard though that they want to stop the use of red diesel which would reduce any benefit of using it. Also heard that they can blow if you get them out of the water, over rev, not sure if this is true though.
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Old 14 September 2005, 09:21   #4
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only experience of diesels for me are sealines and landy discoveries, never managed to jump either out of the water so cant say, but sure someone can help on here

on reading up on test reports the diesels seem to be pretty good and it may take years for them to change the rulling on marine diesels, dont forget they tend to use less fuel as well as cheaper fuel



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Old 14 September 2005, 09:41   #5
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Your question is pretty general and how much do you reagard as not a fortune.!

I am not so sure about the Deepness of the Cobras V for big sea work, they certainly didn't used to be.

Diesel are OK on Ribs over 7 m providing you don't have a bravo leg!
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Somewhere in the ball park of 20k.
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Old 14 September 2005, 10:08   #7
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Can't comment on Cobra or Redbay. But can on Ribeye, and 20K will buy you a 2-3yr old 7.5m with 200Yam. I've been delighted with mine. No faults great build and performance.

However it might be a bit "leisure orientated" for Irish Sea crossings, although I'm sure it can take plenty of pounding, mine has and nothings dropped off.
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wort a look

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BSE134/

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F76185/

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F76185/

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F73774/ This one might be a project

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F60998/ Close to Home

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F73257/ (check engine carefully)

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F73257/ ( the guy that owns this has more money than sense so you might be able to get a deal out of the Nobber! )

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F71135/ ( another mate of mines boat wwhich I can vouch for is in top order and a very good boat)

Also if you keep your eye open I suspect there is a lovely 6.5 mtr Scorpion for sale in NI at the moment, but you'd better not let me catch you driving it!
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Scorpion in NI sounds interesting. Any more details????????????????
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Mackey , see ......

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