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Old 29 January 2010, 10:27   #11
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Eh?
Got a SR4.7 now
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Old 29 January 2010, 11:20   #12
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So have you decided against a giant wheely bin then?

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I was looking seriously at a 570 or maybe a 600, though I prefer the "RIB look" of the 570, but what may eventually sway it is the shelter provided by the 600 Sport cabin, not to be underestimated in these waters! But for the moment the old Humbug will soldier on hopefully with fewer problems than I have had with it
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Old 29 January 2010, 13:45   #13
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Not necessarily

I just know what I want if I did go down that route!
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Old 29 January 2010, 14:14   #14
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I think perhaps all boats are for sale, if the price is right...
Indeed, but are they?
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Or DHD's
Or my 5.7 Valliant .. with the large sponsons is so easy to launch in shallow water single handedly
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Old 06 February 2010, 20:21   #16
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OK there are a few options on the table now, some second hand and some new. Nothing ruled out yet, and I do love Vipermaxes

Of the new options, I have some very interesting quotes from Humber and Ribcraft. XS has been ruled out because, well, if the sums stack up to mean I have that much money it will cover the Ribcraft 585 or one of the Vmaxes.

Looking specifically at the Humber option (because it's the best value new one) - in practical seaworthiness terms is there a lot of difference between the 5.5m and the 5.8m Destroyers? Strikes me that it's only a foot of boat so I wonder how much difference there is in choppy F4-F5 type conditions. Obviously the 5.8 will be better but how much?

I know the general logic says buy the biggest boat you can afford but the counter argument is that one of the things that controls the amount of ribbing I do is the operating cost, and so a smaller and cheaper to operate boat would probably mean I used it more and enjoyed it more, plus it would be easier to handle and easier to fit under cover if I needed to work on it. If there was a 5% difference in comfort I could live with it, if it was 25% I probably couldn't.

Any thoughts from those who might have tried both sizes please?
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WHAT??!! You of all people I suppose it's a free world
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Old 07 February 2010, 16:39   #18
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WHAT??!! You of all people I suppose it's a free world
Price, old chap, simple as that. The other bits of the "how much money do I need" equation are not yet settled but the quote I got from Humber was excellent value!
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Or DHD's
What's next then?
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