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Old 14 September 2005, 07:46   #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, 07:58   #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, 08:16   #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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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, 08:41   #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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Old 14 September 2005, 08:58   #6
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Somewhere in the ball park of 20k.
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Old 14 September 2005, 09:08   #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 ......

Scorpion 6.5 - 150 Optimax - Southampton 4 Sep 05
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Shame, just what i was looking for too. They only wanted it over here for the petrol, hard to get lately, most of it has been thrown at the cops.
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Yeah it was full !
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think it will be years before they ban red diesel in boats and even then they will have a hard job stopping you ,and they are far cheeper to run mine are about 6 gallons an hour each at about 30knots thats about 20.00 an hour depending on where you get your diesel.
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Jan 2007 the ban on red diesel in pleasure craft comes into effect. It will be difficult to police,true. But the penalties would be hefty as with using it in a road going vehicle. There will be a lessening in price differential between petrol and diesel inboards I would imagine. In the States sub 30ft diesel boats are virtually unheard of as the gas burners have lots more umph.
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Anybody know, is it possible to blow a diesel engine if you get it to clear the water, wave jumping etc. I've heard that it can't handle the revs.
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If i had the money i should look for a Scorpion! In 1 st hand. What kind of seats do you want?

I should take a look at the diesel ribs with good economy in driving and a speed around 45-48 knop.

If you tried a diesel once you dont want the outboard again. If you buy a new one you had to pay to much for a diesel in range 240-315 hp. You have the weight lower in the boat and the noice is not so high. Look for a Diesel from 240-315 hp and a boat from 7,5-9 meter and you will have a very good boat.
I saw a chase craft with inboard on this board for sale....it looks good.

I must say that its better to buy a long boat with smaller engine than the opposite, if you want to go some longer trips....
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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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