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Old 12 September 2006, 09:57   #11
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That one would drink more than George Best, its a 250HP Efi rather than an Optimax.
Is the EFI a bit of a gas guzzler then?
I thought being fuel injection would make it a bit better on the wallet!
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Old 12 September 2006, 09:59   #12
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Nick does it really need to be a Rib? A hardboat will tick a heck of a lot of those boxes and you'll get a big lump of gelcoat for that money!
http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F116813/

Failing that what about a Cobra.

(I'll still talk to you, we still have something in common! )
Now you have got me thinking, as you say you do get a lot more for your bucks!
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Old 12 September 2006, 10:03   #13
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Well Iím thinking of selling my Osprey Viper & getting some thing more family friendly!
We have 3 kids from 4 to 8 years old too small to use jockey seats so I would like,

1: bench seat integral to built in splash well

2: jockey seats for 5/6 when they get older

3: sun bed up front to keep the swmba happy!

4: Size so I can still tow it & launch by my self (if possible!)

5: a cabin would be great, but will blow the budget!

6: sky pole/ A frame & boarding ladder.

Would love to have some thing to start doing some longer Cruising in!
Having had the 5.75 Viper for many years I do not want to go to some thing that will handle like a pig!
I have got some ideas already but would like to here other peopleís thoughts.

Budget around £20K so will have to be second hand!

Nick
Speak to Stu (Rogue Wave). He has a big beamy 6.8m Cobra he is selling on behalf of one of his customers. Has a nice yamaha 200hp HPDI engine on the back, decent indespension trailer, and the hull is cracking. It's up for £7k, but needs new tubes and consoles, so buy it for £7k, get the tubes done for £3k, then you've got £10k to spend on consoles, toys, getting it just right etc, and you'll end up with a big, wide, and personalised rib at the end of it!
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Old 12 September 2006, 10:17   #14
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Thanks but I really do not want anther project, as you may remember I was looking at getting more seats fitted to my viper, but I just do not have the time for a project!
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Thanks but I really do not want anther project, as you may remember I was looking at getting more seats fitted to my viper, but I just do not have the time for a project!
True, but with that sort of budget you could hand it over to someone like kieron at ribshop or Ocean Quay ribs and let them do the lot! Just gives you a more customisable end result...
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Now you have got me thinking, as you say you do get a lot more for your bucks!
You'll need a big car to tow it!
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You'll need a big car to tow it!
Do you not think my tonka toy will be up to it?
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Do you not think my tonka toy will be up to it?
Should be fine, buy a big hardboat to go with it and who knows, even the French might see you!
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Old 12 September 2006, 16:00   #20
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Is the EFI a bit of a gas guzzler then?
I thought being fuel injection would make it a bit better on the wallet!
Everyone told me my Suzuki 225efi would be as thirsty as hell because it's not one of the latest 4 strokes or high pressure systems - and yet I find it no worse than other people's claims.
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