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Old 22 February 2009, 13:47   #11
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I don't think the second-hand RIB market is going to change much in the run-up to Easter, indeed , if the credit crunch has an impact it is probable that you will have a greater choice. Consequently, I would bide my time and explore the market further. Ask questions, view all the regular RIB sale areas so that you have a more informed opinion on your final choice. We will all tell you our best choice but it is YOUR choice that matters.
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Old 22 February 2009, 13:52   #12
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Yamaha 150 2 strokes if it's a 150 HPDI you are buying trouble (honestly!) if its an old technolgy 2 stroke your'e buying Petrol and lots of it. If it's a 4 stroke you are buying as C2 ribs suggests then then they are good engines.
Sorry I did not see that it was 2 stroke, I assumed 4 stroke.

What about this Shakespeare looks like a good deal to me:

http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....4&d=1213044233
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Old 22 February 2009, 14:11   #13
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If you are in no hurry why don't you hire one until you find that perfect boat.

I am sure you will not have to look to far to find someone who will rent you a rib
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Old 22 February 2009, 19:15   #14
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I don't think so ( best said with a Geoirdie Accent!) does hull shape not come into it. Avon Adventurers do a 6.5 ish which is a medium to shallow V not a winner if your in a choppy Sea.

I think Ribeyes are punters boats they look nice and they come with all the trimmings but there truly are a lot better boiats out there. For 15k you could buy a proper rib. Is it a brokerage sale or private.

Yamaha 150 2 strokes if it's a 150 HPDI you are buying trouble (honestly!) if its an old technolgy 2 stroke your'e buying Petrol and lots of it. If it's a 4 stroke you are buying as C2 ribs suggests then then they are good engines.
Can't disagree with you there at all-and I did say hard,not impossible!

My point was it's not like looking for a sub-5m boat,rushing in and buying a Flatacraft Force 4 and expecting it to do what an Sr4.7 will.
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Old 23 February 2009, 03:36   #15
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Hi we have just sold our jeanneau 925 due to lack of use, marina fees etc and are looking at buying a rib for a replacement. We are looking to spent around £15K on a used boat, one that has caught our eye is a Ribeye 650 2003 with a Yamaha 150hp 2 stroke 2002 - 224hrs, What do you think? is it a good setup would appreciate some comments from ribeye owners. Thanks
chris,you could ask ribtec owners the same questions as both sets of moulds are owned by the same company
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Old 23 February 2009, 09:03   #16
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Thanks for the feedback, you are right we donít need to just buy the first thing we see and regret it at a later stage. Ideally we are after a something to spend the day on cruising and fishing around the Plymouth coast, but with the ability to take on a longer passage if required. We donít really want to spend any more that £15k. Ideally the boat should be able to take an aux outboard. Iíve had a hard time taking the misses into buying a rib due to the creature comforts of our last boat, ie no toilet facilities for the ladies any ideas for that one?
Another boat which caught our eye was Ė http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/WAB064
What sort of range do you think the 76litre tank will give with that engine, this looks like quite a nice setup do you think itís worth looking at for the money,
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Old 23 February 2009, 09:14   #17
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Iíve had a hard time taking the misses into buying a rib due to the creature comforts of our last boat, ie no toilet facilities for the ladies any ideas for that one?
Hey - I work for a US investment bank ( doing all the boring stuff - so the whole downturn crap isn't my fault ) . If/ when I loose my job I'll sell you my Shearwater for a song - I'll even even re-fit the fully plumbed bog !

Seriously - take your time - try as many as possible & I can see prices dropping by the day so there should be deal to be had if you are in a good position.
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Old 23 February 2009, 10:58   #18
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, ie no toilet facilities for the ladies any ideas for that one?
It's quite possible to have a console large enough for a portaloo-take a look at Nasher's Ocean for example.While he jokes about it, it is feasable.
Granted, it's not quite up to the standards of a Merry Fisher 925 and it'll be a tad cramped, but it's far preferable to a bucket.
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ie no toilet facilities for the ladies any ideas for that one?
Fit large davits to the deck with a the top half of a commode slung from it. Nature calls, winch 'em over the side

I think your in the hardest area of the market. If you've got 5 grand to spend, the choice is small and with a little research it's easy to find the right boat. 25-50 grand seems much the same. But in your price bracket there are quiet a few different combinations of boat and engine.
Best research you can do is to search the forums here
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Old 23 February 2009, 12:30   #20
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76 litre3s would be about an hour at full pop or maybe 2 and a bit hour cruising. you'd be lucky to see 60 miles that is presuming it's a 2 stroke the 4 stroke would be more frugal
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