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Old 14 January 2006, 12:58   #1
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New rib for the summer, advice...

First of all this is my first post so i would i like to say hello to everyone and hope you all had a good christmas!

Im thinking about a rib for the summer and was playing with the idea the year before last of buying a quicksilver rhino rider! This will be my first rib that i have ever owned and im finding myself completely lost as to any resources or information regarding them, neither on here or google.. Would anyone be able to point me towards any suppliers? I'll continue trying to find some information but any help would be appreciated!

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Old 14 January 2006, 13:17   #2
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The quiksilver rhino rider is in an interesting concept, some info here:
http://www.boatchandlery.co.uk/rhino.htm

They have a plastic hull so are relatively heavy, and not especially quick, although a lot of fun for small children/ teenagers. Being only 3m in length, you can't really fit more than two people on there, and secondly they are not especially good in rough weather although better than a similar sized dory.
They seem to be quite expensive, especially new and for this sort of money I would consider a 4m Avon Searider.
Rhino riders are great for use as a tender and ripping around on but if you intend to do any cruising or go out in rough weather is probably not the boat for you.

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Im really just looking for a bit of summer 'fun' to be honest, i do like the look of the rhino riders but perhaps if it's 2 people max and tey are quite heavy i'll have to start considering other options,

It will only be used in fair weather and during the summer, and i was looking for around 20hp which rules out alot of the other smaller inflatables..
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Im really just looking for a bit of summer 'fun' to be honest, i do like the look of the rhino riders but perhaps if it's 2 people max and tey are quite heavy i'll have to start considering other options,

It will only be used in fair weather and during the summer, and i was looking for around 20hp which rules out alot of the other smaller inflatables..
Cool, yeah they are a bit of fun, I know a mate who had one and you can squeeze 3 or four people on there, but you get a bit wet. They are nippy but after a while you will be craving for more power, im not sure a 20hp will pull a ringo or pull up a skier for example. If you have your heart set on one, pick up a secondhand one, and use it for next season, then if you decide you want to upgrade you can sell it on and you wont lose much if any money on it.

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Alex are you a mature stoodent?
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I could probably stretch to 25hp, lol

It's just finding one second hand!.. Seems they just arn't sold! I noticed one in the classifides here around 3 years ago being sold but that being the only one it does consern sightly..
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Nope, 18, first year Geography student at Nottingham. Why do you ask?

Not alot around secondhand try www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk although its down at the moment.

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A mature student? Well im 21 and out of college..
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Nope, 18, first year Geography student at Nottingham. Why do you ask?

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Your comments so far have been quite sensible and thought out, good work for a youngster
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Your comments so far have been quite sensible and thought out, good work for a youngster
Cheers , im in essay writing mode at the moment, hence why my responces seem articulate! Best get down the bar!
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