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Old 29 September 2003, 21:04   #1
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Looking for first RIB

Hi,

I'd like to get waterbourne again after having owned a small fishing boat for a short while, some 15 years ago.

I'm in the position of purchasing a boat for myself and family and thought that my first vessel should be a RIB.

The reason I chose a RIB as being my first venture for my family, was that boating could be safe and fun, while I mastered my boat handling and navigation skills.

Having read a number of posts on this forum, I have deturmined that there are quite a few folk that could give a beginner like myself a lot of guidence in the early stages of finding the right type, make and model of RIB.

I have looked around a little and have veiwed a few boats, my main factor is that I've a limited budget of upto 4000. I think the size of RIB would be about 4.8-5.5m and would need to seat a family of 2 Adult and 2 children.

Any advise on what to look for would be greatly appreciated.

Andy
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Old 30 September 2003, 12:06   #2
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Your choice

If I were you I'd look at as many different RIBs as possible and just like buying a car you'll decide what's right for you and what appeals to you regarding looks, speed, handling, economy etc etc.

A good place to start is www.boatsandoutboards.com where you will find 100's of ribs for sale. Note a few manufacturers names you like the look of and visit their web sites from where you'll learn more and more. After that go back the the "for sale" sites and take your pick.

It's the bottom of the season so now's a good time to buy and a bad time to sell so if you see something you like the look of don't be afraid to knock a grand off the asking price, you never know the seller might just say yes.

Happy hunting.... let us know how you get on.
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Avon 5.4 sea rider with a yam 70 or more t stroke outboard. if the hull is in good nick it will last for decades. It's like me Ugly but very durable
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It's like me... very durable
Thought you were a bit kn4ck3r3d at the moment, Stuart!
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Old 30 September 2003, 16:14   #5
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No I just banged my leg up still got one got one good leg, but it hasn't stopped me from hobbling about.

The fact that it's still attached to me is a testament to my durability?
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...it's still attached to me...
Always a good sign!
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Wavehumper, I didn't by any chance speak to you on the phone today about a 5.4 Searider you were selling did I?
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Old 30 September 2003, 16:32   #8
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Hi Humpy,

Are you sure your not Irish ??? Cause you do speak alot of blarney

or bul.....T - whatever way the coin drops

Might see u at the gig

Jackeen

Ps that makes 100 - a nice big cigar for me
and a senior member - one of the old farts now !!!!!!!
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Old 30 September 2003, 18:39   #9
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No Hightower, I haven't got one for sale in fact if I had one I wouldn't sell it.

Jackeen you are right I am full of Bull, the fact is I am not ugly at all!

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