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Old 07 December 2007, 11:58   #11
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XS or Ribcraft - both seem very well put together and give a really good ride (statement based on Ribcraft 4.8 and 585, XS 6m)
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Old 07 December 2007, 16:01   #12
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one of our custom 5.5's that gone out to ireland-
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Old 07 December 2007, 17:50   #13
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I am awaiting prices but offhand how much would I expect a Ribcraft 5.85 to be sans engine or trailer?
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Old 07 December 2007, 18:05   #14
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The XS are very good boats, look like great value for money. The other ones to look at have probably already been mentioned. We like our 4.8 Ribcraft, and have used it all year, but might be too small for you. There's a place at Troon Marina that sell XS. Happy hunting!
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Old 08 December 2007, 09:28   #15
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I am looking to buy a new RIB around the 5.5m-5.8m mark as a hull only to build up over the next six months.
I would also consider the 5.8m Opsrey Viper, superb hull and available as just hull and tubes for self fit out. Andy Hightower has completed his and Ian is doing another. Lots of very satisfied owners on here.

http://www.ospreyribs.co.uk/

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Old 08 December 2007, 18:39   #16
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I don't like Ospreys, club had a 6m one years ago and it was pants. Can't remeber what model it was though. Not too keen on the Northcrafts I havs seen but like Tornado up to a few years ago so if the XS is anything like it it should be good.
I like Humbers a lot have driven or owned a couple but they are a bit roughly finished.
Haven't seen many Ribcrafts so have no real opinion either way.
Looking at prices I have about 7k for the basic hull sans trailer BUT I want a large side by side console and I think the cost of this is going to mean a Humber simply on costs as the other seem much more expensive.
I am going to have all the stainless work and fitting out done locally or by myself once delivered so the 7k is just for the hull, hull fittings and console/seats.
Will be fishing and looking seriously in about two weeks with a thought of ordering just before Xmas as my present, or at least that is what I am telling the missus..........
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Old 09 December 2007, 09:39   #17
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I don't like Ospreys, club had a 6m one years ago and it was pants. Can't remeber what model it was though. Not too keen on the Northcrafts I havs seen but like Tornado up to a few years ago so if the XS is anything like it it should be good.
I like Humbers a lot have driven or owned a couple but they are a bit roughly finished.
Haven't seen many Ribcrafts so have no real opinion either way.
Looking at prices I have about 7k for the basic hull sans trailer BUT I want a large side by side console and I think the cost of this is going to mean a Humber simply on costs as the other seem much more expensive.
I am going to have all the stainless work and fitting out done locally or by myself once delivered so the 7k is just for the hull, hull fittings and console/seats.
Will be fishing and looking seriously in about two weeks with a thought of ordering just before Xmas as my present, or at least that is what I am telling the missus..........
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Old 09 December 2007, 12:17   #18
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Trolli, ta. I couldn't find the list online.
How do you find rough water handling with the 5.85? and what sort of cruising and flat out speed do you get with two up and 50-70l fuel on board?
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Old 09 December 2007, 13:55   #19
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As Top Banana confirmed I have bought a 5.5m Humber Destroyer off Jono and Ian, and after having first completed a sea trial I was well impressed with the boats sea handling capabilities. I bought the basic hull, trailer, console and jockey seats and I am in the process of the fit out.

Jono and Ian will do you a good deal with loads of good advice, by all means PM me if there is anything you wish to know.
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Old 09 December 2007, 15:05   #20
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Ta, will do. It will be in about two weeks that I will be looking seriously with a view to ordering by the New year.
I know what I want, it is just the actual manufacturer and price to be decided.
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