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Old 19 August 2006, 09:42   #1
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Ok then I guess this will promote some difference of opinion but i am looking to buy a new Rib 8 - 9 mt inboard diesel........ budget open right now. I want you to tell me your thoughts on different brands out there and your personal experiences with dealers. There appears to be a lot of conflict of opinion and the subject is quite confusing.
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Old 19 August 2006, 09:55   #2
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Whats its main use as this will very much afect what oppions you get.
your choice of engine and leg will be just as inportant as the RIB
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Old 19 August 2006, 10:31   #3
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If your budget is reasonably flexible I consider that one of the best boats available is a Scorpion (and no, I have nothing to do with the company, only previously owned a Scorpion which I should have never sold!!)
Not the cheapest, but one of the very best, especially in the 8 mtr size with a diesel inboard, also plenty of alternative engine sizes available.
Good luck in your purchase, whatever you end up with is sure to provide huge fun.
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Old 19 August 2006, 11:04   #4
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Hi there thank you for the response. I work on a commercial craft with my job however I want the sea keeping of our Halmatic and Deltas but also wanted the comfort for my wife and family. Sunbed or similar... I have seen a Protector for sale and understood this to be a good brand. The scorpions appear sleek and stylish but I am told their sea keeping is not on par with their looks. I looked at Others on the site from Avon , Zodiac , Parker , Ribcraft and was wondering if any of you have any experince with these other brands.

If Halmatic built a lesiure version I would not hesitate ordering from them however their craft are commercial and do not cater for fit out for lesuire as I require. My intended use is serious offshore cruisng with capability to cross to Holand and work up the coast of the UK without having to worry about sea states and always in the comfort that if the weather takes a turn for the worse we can safely make safe haven. Many of the craft we see on the thames look ill equipped for the short sea condtions we get on the lower reaches . There was a Parker orange Rib about 10 mt which used to come up to london and this was a great looking outfit however no comfort whatsoever
and there is an Avon with wooden decks which Looks very nice but again the boat is smaller than I would prefer........so all help is really appreciated in helping me through this minefield.
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Old 19 August 2006, 11:28   #5
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Would Halmatic supply a bare hull and tubes for someone else to finish to your spec?
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Old 19 August 2006, 11:38   #6
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Hi there , I simply had not given this a thought !!!! I am going to call them on Monday however who do you suggest to fit out a hull ?

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Old 19 August 2006, 11:54   #7
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My usual predictable reply - Delta !!
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Hi there , I simply had not given this a thought !!!! I am going to call them on Monday however who do you suggest to fit out a hull ?
We would consider taking on a project like that - email me if you would like to discuss it - sales@bananasharkracing.com
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Old 19 August 2006, 13:13   #9
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[QUOTE=ribowner] The scorpions appear sleek and stylish but I am told their sea keeping is not on par with their looks.

Hi your source of information is incorrect the scorpions sea keeping qualities are legendary ,have you actually had a look at that hull ,Thats one deep vee Go and have a look thats the only way to find out Money no object i would be on the phone to Mr Jelly like yesterday.I have a Zodiac, and they are very good at doing the leisure thing,it also tries very hard when the going gets tough but if you want to get serious they don,t do it like a scorpion or revenger .
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Old 19 August 2006, 13:20   #10
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Give John at http://www.quinquarimarine.co.uk/ a shout - he fits out/builds commercial Humbers for all sorts of people - very professional and great boats.

Also try Ocean Dynamics - prob some of the toughest boats around.

http://www.mustangmarine.com/ribworker/index.htm
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