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Old 30 September 2007, 19:43   #1
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Is this any good ?

http://www.ronhalemarine.co.uk/super.../product/284/#

1. Crossing solent IOW >> Chichester

Can't tell if this is cheap and nasty or a good deal?

Any ideas
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Old 30 September 2007, 19:50   #2
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As to the price, to me seems fair but I do not have direct values to the UK market, perhaps call to IBS boats could verify the value, at least over here it would be seen as fair price.

Vanguard 570 has been our best seller and people like them.

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Old 30 September 2007, 19:53   #3
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Apologies for that last thread - not a very good impression to a new visitor!!!

You want to consider the seating more carefully. Many people don't like bench seats on smaller RIBs as they can be a bit insecure. Then again if you are just planning family outings then you should be ok.
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Old 30 September 2007, 19:56   #4
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Something like this would be better:
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F153823
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Old 30 September 2007, 20:02   #5
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Could get more seaworthy for the price.

Is this worth a look at ?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F157964

Your intended boat will certainly do IOW to Chichester but that can be a very nasty piece of water on even a half decent day. You should be looking for a Deep V Hull and jockeys. But I think you will struggle to get a modern boat with those attributes for 10 Grand.

However the engine size you have picked is more than adequate. Just needs a decent hull for the crazy sea in Hayling Bay. Especially off langstone and Chichester harbour entrance.
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Old 30 September 2007, 20:03   #6
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Just seen Dai's post and that looks a good boat.
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Old 01 October 2007, 05:31   #7
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Personally, I am not a fan of Valiant RIBs. I have not been on one but there is something about the look of them that doesn't fill one with confidence.
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Old 01 October 2007, 05:55   #8
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biggles choice with the humber, looks good to me.
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I have spent a great deal of time using a Valiant V520/ Mariner 75 2 stroke.
In short I don't rate it. Very shallow vee meant an awful ride, not very accomplished in the rough either and not especially quick. The build quality wasn't brilliant and the console soon came adrift, I also didn't like the seating either as Codders pointed out. It did look quite smart though and when anchoring off the beach for a beer it wasn't to difficult to attract a few bikini clad honeys on board, they don't seem to appreciate a battle ship grey SR4 so much!
I imagine the patrol version rectifys all the points I have mentioned.
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Is the Humber being sold by Jono Garton on here??


http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21036
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