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Old 18 October 2008, 10:55   #31
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I'm gonna be as blunt as a turd here.
Thats what I was trying to do, but failed miserably.

Your spot on, all of a nice boat for 15k.

Or, a 25% share in a nicer(?) boat for the same.

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Old 18 October 2008, 10:55   #32
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We expect nothing less
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Old 18 October 2008, 11:04   #33
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Polwart, bareboat is an option but this year I got out on other boats about 20 times (not all RIBs though) in the summer period so that way would quickly mount up so not to keen on it and I've had a taster and know what to expect and want more! ha ha.
OK. Were those days all at the weekend? I bet you don't get 20 weekend days in the summer with the sharing schemes.

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why are you lot harking on about the weather
rain at 30 knots hurts, and whilst some people actually enjoy their boating more with a bit of wind - it can certainly get too choppy for family boating.

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So looking at a Cobra 755 (you might of guessed but I like the look of that boat)
I think you may just have answered your own question about marketability over affordability. A share company could just as easily use e.g. a humber or other lower cost rib - that would make it more affordable.

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what would dry stack cost per month?
I've got a feeling that "proper" dry stack on the south coast is similar cost to a marina berth. But their may be cheaper options at a local boat yard?

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RIBshare list these costs:

Boat insurance - 50 per month
Marina fees - 250 per month
Maintenance & cleaning - 40 per month

Total - 340 per month

Are these costs accurate?
they are cetainly not crazy. You would save on the marina costs if you were only using it in the summer and stored ashore in the winter.
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Old 18 October 2008, 11:12   #34
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Or, a 25% share in a nicer(?) boat for the same.
Actually she seems to be leaning towards the RibShare Cobras - so she won't own any of it.
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Old 18 October 2008, 11:22   #35
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Actually she seems to be leaning towards the RibShare Cobras - so she won't own any of it.
That's cool, Ribshare will be glad of the business.
What happen's to one's share should they go bell-up?
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Old 18 October 2008, 11:28   #36
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That's cool, Ribshare will be glad of the business.
What happen's to one's share should they go bell-up?
Sounds like money in the bank! well, an Icelandic bank.
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What happen's to one's share should they go bell-up?
the article in RI about ribshack suggested that the ownership/sharing agreement was between the parties/owners and not with ribshack - and ribshack were just providing a management function so in that case you should be OK if they went bust. with the other companies you don't own a share in the boat at all you are simply paying a monthly "rental" fee so if they go bust you will only be exposed to one months cost at most (plus any damage deposit and joining fees they have).
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Good point Polwart but I guess if they did use a cheaper RIB (making it more affordable) it wouldn't be as desirable.. Is that what your saying? That's what Lynx sell themselves on... the fact scorpian RIBs are the best and most can't afford them so they offer shares/leasing.

Lot's of things to think about. It would be good to speak to that Mark B guy I think as he's a RIB Shack customer and could give a more balanced arguement for sharing. Perhaps he'll see this ha ha.

So why do you lot sway towards a 6m RIB? Is cost the main factor or is it to do with handling etc?

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Old 18 October 2008, 13:35   #39
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I guess us LOT sway to wards the 6 metres size because it is big enough to handle most condition and as big as you want to be towing and storing but if you are not looking to tow or store, generally as long as you go for a good hull, the bigger, the better
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It would be good to speak to that Mark B guy I think as he's a RIB Shack customer and could give a more balanced arguement for sharing.
A balanced argument cant be for one thing or the other, surely?

You asked a load of RIB owners what was better in their experience, owning or hiring... Guess what, we all think we did the right thing.

Most people who want to use a RIB a lot are not so driven by desire or prestige as much as some other groups of boaties, there are less creature comforts and more raw exhilaration. (That rubber trimmed gin palace with the triple glazing and under powered engine excluded, of course.)
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