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Old 02 March 2009, 10:24   #1
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My New Rib - Valiant V5.20 with 70HP Suzuki 4 Stroke

Valiant V520 RIB, 2003, hardly used since new, completely unused and stored inside a barn since September 2006. White GRP hull, white PVC tubes with grey rubbing strake, teak-effect decking, Valiant S5 console with S5 backrest seat. Stainless steel folding A-Frame (double hoop) complete with navigation lights. 43 litre fuel tank (under bench seat), with fuel/water separating filter.

Suzuki DF70 4-stroke engine, 2003, very low hours (only 77 hours' use), professionally serviced & winterised by Seamark Nunn in September 2006 and unused since then. Electric start, power trim & tilt, single lever control box, brand new 12v gel battery just fitted.

Streamine rollercoaster trailer (unbraked) complete with bow winch & jockey wheel. 2 x webbing tie-down ratchet straps.

Extras include ice chest with cushion (provides extra seating forward of steering console), Silva VHF radio with V-Tronix RibRaider helical antenna, Eagle combo fishfinder/GPS, Sony Radio/CD with weatherproof cover, Sony weatherproof speakers fitted to console, Compass. Valiant overall boat cover (white PVC) with elasticised waist and tie-downs.

All in excellent condition.


they wanted £9500! but i managed to get it for £8750! so im happy with that, its absolutely mint condition, will get some pics up this weekend once i collect it, should be a good step up from my old rib which was a Valiant 3.80m with a 25hp Mercury!
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Old 02 March 2009, 15:10   #2
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Well done

That sounds like a cracking buy. I hope you enjoy it and use it lots this summer.
They handle very well in a safe and predictabble mannor, which is ideal for family outings.

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Old 03 March 2009, 06:41   #3
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yeah ill be using it every weekend!
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Old 03 March 2009, 06:55   #4
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yeah ill be using it every weekend!
Where is your local slipway ?

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Old 03 March 2009, 08:07   #5
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royal harwich yacht club - river orwell - next to woolverstone marina
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Old 09 March 2009, 03:20   #6
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Old 09 March 2009, 04:22   #7
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nice rib
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Old 09 March 2009, 14:30   #8
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Wow, looks good.

Will keep a look out for you, I will no doubt see you as I am instructing out of a marina further up from Harwich.
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Saw today launching down the slipway.

I was in the Blue Ribcraft with those flags flying off the A Frame you crossed behind us.

I've PM'd you unless you want me to tell the world!
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Old 16 March 2009, 12:21   #10
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Saw today launching down the slipway.

I was in the Blue Ribcraft with those flags flying off the A Frame you crossed behind us.

I've PM'd you unless you want me to tell the world!
Sounds like a story here ??????? Best get it out in the open - it'll only come back to haunt you .........
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Old 16 March 2009, 16:39   #11
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something to do with the speed limit being 6 knots and me doing 35.....
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Old 16 March 2009, 16:42   #12
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We'd also like to know how the skeg & prop lost so much paint in only 77 hours. Was the boat previously used as a dredger?
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Old 17 March 2009, 03:09   #13
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paint has been re-sprayed back on, at least there are no chunks out
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Old 17 March 2009, 05:37   #14
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Nice looking RIB (and the lady at the helm)!
What's it like in the rough?
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Old 17 March 2009, 05:47   #15
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Thanks - handles well its a bit different having the console at the back im used to driving a rib, leg over either side of a middle console which makes me feel a bit safer if im jumping out of the water!
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Old 17 March 2009, 06:07   #16
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paint has been re-sprayed back on, at least there are no chunks out

I am sure you feel better for 'sharing'. I picked up my old prop ( or whats left of it) yesterday so I know how you feel !
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nice one

Congratulations to a very nice rib, hope you will enjoy it!!

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Old 05 January 2010, 05:57   #18
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Congratulations to a very nice rib, hope you will enjoy it!!

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Thanks.
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Old 05 January 2010, 06:22   #19
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Nice looking RIB (and the lady at the helm)!
What's it like in the rough?
Do you mean whats the lass like in the rough.
Soo glad your back online, you make me look clean.
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Old 05 January 2010, 06:31   #20
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I can provide more pictures of the girl if required haha
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