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Old 18 August 2013, 15:38   #1
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New rib time

Hello all

Its rib upgrade time again. At present we have a Valiant V520 Rib, with a 90Etec, which has been an excellent rib. However we are a growing family of five, that often go out with another family of four, so space can be tight, although manageable.

So our Valiant is up for sale and we are looking for something bigger, around the 6 metre mark, and a budget of 20k, maybe 25k at a push for the right boat. We are looking for a rear bench seat, more storage and at least 100HP. The boat is used for wakeboarding, skiing, fishing, day trips etc

Am looking to demo the Ribeye 600 and Brig 610 at the Southampton Boat show, any thoughts on these boats? I know the Ribeye is a good boat, but the Brig seems to be the new boy on the block, and I could probably squeeze into a new one for the top of my budget.

And are there any other boats I should be looking at?

Thanks in advance
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Have a word with yourself. With a 25k budget you can afford something dead smart.

Give us your wishlist, but leave out bench seats, they're hopeless unless the boat is stationary.
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Have a word with yourself. With a 25k budget you can afford something dead smart.
Such as?

And we like the bench seat idea. I have three children under 12, so comfort is a priority. Bench seat is a must in fact
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And we like the bench seat idea. I have three children under 12, so comfort is a priority. Bench seat is a must in fact
I have two kids under 9 so bought a boat with a rear bench seat, 3 trips later it was taken out. Unless the bench has proper buckets or they are wedged in they'll slide about and hate it - mine did
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Have a word with yourself. With a 25k budget you can afford something dead smart.

Give us your wishlist, but leave out bench seats, they're hopeless unless the boat is stationary.
Agree with budget point.

Wholeheartedly disagree with bench seat point. Had ours 5 yrs for cruising and playing and fishing and picknicking. Reversible back enchanted seat is perfect for watching skiing, getting out if wind (either way round) Gavin a relax on and having lunch, plus huge storage.

Unless all you do is cruise long distance in all weathers with 4-6 people, the bench is perfect. If you do, then yes, you can seat 8 on jockeys in similar space to 5 on two jockeys and a bench for 3.
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Mine first went to sea in car/carry seats. Maybe yer man keeps it to flat water?
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Wholeheartedly disagree with bench seat point. Had ours 5 yrs for cruising and playing and fishing and picknicking. Reversible back enchanted seat is perfect for watching skiing, getting out if wind (either way round) Gavin a relax on and having lunch, plus huge storage.

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Do you have small children?
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Go on then Mollers, I'll play the game....

What would you put together for 25K?

Start with a 150hp Mercury four stroke for 10k and go from there.....
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Go on then Mollers, I'll play the game....

What would you put together for 25K?

Start with a 150hp Mercury four stroke for 10k and go from there.....
It can either start with an R or an O, but not end in eye.
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