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Old 27 September 2010, 15:26   #1
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My next rib

Ok so I accept that my humber 5m assault is not the best rib out there by a long way
(some would say shite!?)
So what shall I get next?
5 metres is a handy size for me because it means I can push it in and out of my garage and its easy to manhandle.
Biggest engine or pair of engines that can be fitted without too much chine walking, two stroke only for power to weight ratio.
Fuel consumption doesn't really matter too much.
To be used in the Bristol channel off West Wales for occasional safety boat work plus general pratting around.Needs to be a good sea boat.
I prefer jockey console style to leisure type ribs.
Preferably used.
Engine(s) probably sourced seperately as I can fit it/them easily enough, age of engine(s) less important than condition, perhaps twin ex RNLI evinrude 70's?.
I have a range rover sport to drag it with and a tractor for launching.
I'd like to be able to get at least 40 knots out of it, 45 or more would be better.
Suggestions awaited..........................
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Old 27 September 2010, 15:44   #2
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part ex your range rover sport (40k) for a used Disco 3 (15k), sell your assaut (4k) buy a one year old ex demo 6.5m rib with a 150-200hp 2 stroke with the difference and proceeds (25-30k) and if don't fit in your garage, buy a cover!!
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Old 27 September 2010, 15:50   #3
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Ha Ha ,nice one!
but then I'd have to drive around in the disco and they look like a transit........
And I appreciate that its the same as the sport underneath but
I'm thinking 5 metres and less money so I can keep the sport too.
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Old 27 September 2010, 15:51   #4
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Twin 70s on a 5m?
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Old 27 September 2010, 15:53   #5
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Yeah I know,too heavy
90 yam?
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Old 27 September 2010, 15:56   #6
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Anyone checked out the boatmad forum? those guys consider adequate power for a lightweight 18 foot boat to be 260hp!
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Damien is selling his Valiant. Would that suit you?
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Damien is selling his Valiant. Would that suit you?
how big,how old,how much,etc
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how big,how old,how much,etc
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=37746

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They must have skipped the pressure washing that week - lotta lettuce in her teeth. Pretty wee boat though...
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