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Old 09 August 2014, 04:18   #11
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I think the mistake people make when saying 'leisure rib' is they think 'bloody uncomfortable seating in the rough and a crap hull shape that slams'.

A rib doesn't have to be crap in the rough to be more leisure orientated.
Which was my point, but I think the OP took it slightly the wrong way.
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Old 09 August 2014, 04:40   #12
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A rib doesn't have to be crap in the rough to be more leisure orientated.
It just needs two colour upholstery arranged in a linear, symmetrical design.
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Old 09 August 2014, 04:41   #13
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Thanks for the input.

The comment about a Revenger was really just me thinking aloud, I saw a couple years ago and thought "they look nice" but thats as far as it got. I have never even stood on one, let alone tried it in the rough stuff.

I love the Zodiac cabin ribs, but 50k is just too much for the amount of use it will get, but give them 5 years and they will probably top of my list.

Your comments about leisure ribs havent been taken the wrong way,I want every ones thoughts.

Been looking around for the last month or so, my experience suggests that "leisure" ribs tend to be much wider (which my better half and family like) giving a lot more space, they have seats that look great and are really comfy while you are on the trailer but from my limited experience would be horrible when out on the water. The wider hull usually means flatter deadrise and rubbish handling.

I have 2 very different experiences of leisure ribs.I borrowed a small Zodiac Yachtline 340DL to use as a tender. It was fantastic, smooth 3 pot 2 stroke Yam on the back, soft riding hull, stable in all (moderate) conditions and it felt safe and comfortable. Great for sking the kids, lots of storage for all the bits and pieces and just a really enjoyable rib to play with, even though it was tiny.

The year after I borrowed a a Zodiac Pro 6m ish (sorry cant remember exact model). It had a horrible 2 stroke 100hp Suzuki, chine walked at anything over 35kts, helm seats that would have been better suited as bar stools and a feeling that you were contstantly about to be ejected off the back or over the side. The passenger seating was all above the level of the tubes and the whole thing just felt horrible.

So really I'm just trying to find out if I can buy a scaled up Yachtline 340DL or once I go bigger are alll leisure ribs pretty on the trailer and just pretty rubbish on the water ? And I need all of this for about 30k.
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Old 09 August 2014, 04:52   #14
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Old 09 August 2014, 04:55   #15
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So really I'm just trying to find out if I can buy a scaled up Yachtline 340DL or once I go bigger are alll leisure ribs pretty on the trailer and just pretty rubbish on the water ? .
Don't and yes. Yachtlines, as the name suggests, are designed as big yacht tenders, not really ideal as a stand alone boat.

The problem that your up against on Ribnet, is that most of us are not keen on 'leisure' orientated ribs. It almost goes against what a rib is all about for many of us.

Therefore, as a compromise, you're being directed towards a 'proper rib' with a few comfy concessions towards leisure.

Your biggest sticking point will be the loo. A bog on a rib takes you into cabin rib territory. Your 30k budget is healthy when searching for a non cabin rib, it barely puts you in the market for a cabin rib.
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Your biggest sticking point will be the loo. A bog on a rib takes you into cabin rib territory. Your 30k budget is nice a healthy when searching for a non cabin rib, it barely puts you in the market for a cabin rib.
Yep,I think you are right.

I realise Ribnet is all about performance but I have still been pleasantly suprised by the moderate posts on this thread and no one has mentioned a Searider at all !

The Medline is the only boat that meets my requirements that I have found so far and they are really rare. Although I have a lead on one in Southern Spain, might nip out for a look.
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If you ever want a go in one and are on the South Coast let me know.

There's three on the River in Christchurch now.

Admins can we have a Medline 3 only section please? ; )

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What about the shearwater?

Not a cabin per se, but a big console with small loo and v berth to hide from rain/snooze. The console also wraps around a bit and often have a folding cuddy arrangement off the top. Then a big comfy bench at the back. They're about the 7-8m mark too so not stupidly big.

I think they're great in layout. Never been on one though. I'd imagine your 30k would get a second hand one. ???
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