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Old 12 September 2006, 06:07   #1
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Looking for a new family Rib

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!

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Old 12 September 2006, 06:16   #2
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A second-hand Shearwater?

http://www.shearwaterribs.com/

Give Jim a ring.
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Old 12 September 2006, 06:23   #3
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A second-hand Shearwater?

http://www.shearwaterribs.com/

Give Jim a ring.
Yep it ticks lots of boxes but they have not been around log enough to get to price level!
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Old 12 September 2006, 06:24   #4
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Nick, if you liked the Viper how about its big brother, owner is a member of Ribnet.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F115271/

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Old 12 September 2006, 06:29   #5
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For me yes it looks great but for the family I really want more of a leisure fit out ( I'm starting to sound like Me Me!!)
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Old 12 September 2006, 06:29   #6
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Nick, if you liked the Viper how about its big brother, owner is a member of Ribnet.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F115271/

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That is a very nice boat. Love the name too
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Old 12 September 2006, 06:42   #7
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For me yes it looks great but for the family I really want more of a leisure fit out ( I'm starting to sound like Me Me!!)
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! )
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Old 12 September 2006, 07:00   #8
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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!

Failing that what about a Cobra.

(I'll still talk to you, we still have something in common! )
Yep, Cobra is at the top of my list along with dare I say ribeye!

This one tickes a lot of boxes!
http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/JBT244/

Or this one
http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...07.5%20548.htm
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After coming up to four years of having my RibEye, I'm still extremely pleased with it and would thoroughly recommend them especially for your criteria.
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Yep, Cobra is at the top of my list along with dare I say ribeye!

This one tickes a lot of boxes!
http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/JBT244/
That one would drink more than George Best, its a 250HP Efi rather than an Optimax.
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