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Old 18 January 2007, 13:15   #41
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Possibly unbraked... so long as the GVW doesn't exeed 750kg
and with the 5.2 aircraft is under 750kg
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Old 18 January 2007, 13:19   #42
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For the use you're looking at, you'll probably get a decent second hand one for under £500. Take a look on ebay and Boats&Outboards.
You'll need brakes if the total weight of the rig and trailer exceeds 750Kg.
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Old 18 January 2007, 13:29   #43
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...You'll need brakes if the total weight of the rig and trailer exceeds 750Kg.
Not quite correct.. it depends what vehicle you are towing with... can be way less than 750 kg unbraked limit...
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Old 18 January 2007, 15:22   #44
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Not quite correct.. it depends what vehicle you are towing with... can be way less than 750 kg unbraked limit...
Even a Land Rover only has a 750kg unbraked limit, and thats with a 3500kg towing weight with overrun brakes.
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Old 18 January 2007, 15:35   #45
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Even a Land Rover only has a 750kg unbraked limit, and thats with a 3500kg towing weight with overrun brakes.
I think Jono was suggesting its the other way round - if you are using a fiat panda (e.g.) it will be only a few hundred kgs before you need brakes on the trailer.
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Hi, thanks to everybody for all of your advice so far on boat, engines and trailer.

I really like the look of the Ribcraft but even the 4.8 seems very expensive for my budget.

What do you think of the Humber assault as a 5.0m would be less than £4k for the bare boat as opposed to £5k for the Ribcraft.

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Old 19 January 2007, 14:28   #47
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Not quite correct.. it depends what vehicle you are towing with... can be way less than 750 kg unbraked limit...
Twoz correct, but maybe not exhaustive
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Old 19 January 2007, 14:40   #48
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Hi, thanks to everybody for all of your advice so far on boat, engines and trailer.

I really like the look of the Ribcraft but even the 4.8 seems very expensive for my budget.

What do you think of the Humber assault as a 5.0m would be less than £4k for the bare boat as opposed to £5k for the Ribcraft.

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Check the Hull on the Assault. Its not that good for the rough stuff.
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Check the Hull on the Assault. Its not that good for the rough stuff.
What characteristics of the hull should I look for to avoid such a problem, what other (cheaply priced) hulls have good seakeeping in the ruff stuff.

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Old 19 January 2007, 14:56   #50
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Andy,

If your looking at 4 - 5 K for a hull then I would choose a 4.7 meter Searider. I priced one of these up a couple of years ago and if I remember rightly it is in your price range. You will have a pretty unique boat, their aren't a lot around, its a very good sea boat and should be able to be made in to a flying machine with something like a 70 HP motor on the back.

I E Mailed BHG Marine to get prices.

http://www.bhg-marine.co.uk/index.htm

The boats come with a small jockey and steering normally. You will also have to get a trailer from somewhere and obviously an engine.

I am convinced that if you can't afford a Ribcraft 4.8 then the 4.7 Searider is the answer for you. And it will make you Roguewaves friend for life.

If you want a secondhand 5.4 Searider there are plenty of ones around for about £2000.
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