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Old 06 August 2010, 06:27   #1
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New RIB being sought

Not for me at the moment (feeling rather credit crunched)....

A pal of mine with a 40k budget is looking for a 7.5M RIB, he'd prefer new, but I guess nearly new would do. It's for water skiing and family fun out. This RIB would live on an estuary and spend much of it's time sitting on mud when not used - I don't suppose this makes much difference, but just thought I'd mention it.

He likes the look of the Cobra range.

May I call on the wisdom of the collective to give me a bit of a short-list to look at?

Many thanks......
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Old 06 August 2010, 07:01   #2
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i shall be the first to say that the obvious choice for any discerning man has to be an Osprey!

Failing that a brand new sea rider comes a close second, bottom of the list must be anything with comfortable flat sun beds and tapered tubes as they always result in unavoidable stuffing in anything more than a force 1
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i shall be the first to say that the obvious choice for any discerning man has to be an Osprey!

Failing that a brand new sea rider comes a close second, bottom of the list must be anything with comfortable flat sun beds and tapered tubes as they always result in unavoidable stuffing in anything more than a force 1
Or if he's prepared to look at slightly older and slightly bigger, there are some nice Scorpions around:-

http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...+8.1+00675.doc

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/PWR142

(the 2nd one is an 8.5 with a stepped hull though so might not be quite right for him).

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Old 06 August 2010, 07:18   #4
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Hi Ian - some good suggestions there and forwarded on.....
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Hi Ian - some good suggestions there and forwarded on.....
No prob

I hadn't noticed that the top one is +vat though, so neither of my suggestions might be any good . There are others on their site, including a Cobra 7.5 for comparison.

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I have a Cobra 7.5M and would recomend them for skiing and family use, they are good performers, look great and have lots of storage and sitting for family days out. There are a few for sale out there. He could also have a chat to Steve at Cobra in Romsey who may know of some nearly new ones available. If he wants to have a ride on one I could take him for a spin, ive got an older model but they are very similar. Located at Cobbs Quay poole.
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RIB to water ski behind

It is nice to own a big RIB but with experience with mine I would say 7.5m is a little on the large side to be used for regular water skiing, plenty of room for the family.

I thought about water skiing off the back of mine but it is needs about 16-17kts before it'll plane?

I would have thought a 5.8/6m would be more suited?

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It is nice to own a big RIB but with experience with mine I would say 7.5m is a little on the large side to be used for regular water skiing, plenty of room for the family.

I thought about water skiing off the back of mine but it is needs about 16-17kts before it'll plane?

I would have thought a 5.8/6m would be more suited?

Lee
A good point - I think because he has 4 children, he needs it to be a bit bigger. I have also suggested an RYA qualification too....
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I've said before I'm biased but youve got to at least consider a Ribcraft (Only biased as a VERY please and satified owner) and its what ALOT of the profesionals use. I have got an identical boat it is great for our large family, and gets used for plenty of waterskiing, donuting, and wakeboareding too
Even get some change on this one off ribnet !
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34745
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A well spec'd 7.5m Vipermax with a 300 Etec certainly would be an awesome beast.
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