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Old 19 August 2010, 21:22   #11
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I'm jealous, that's an awesome boat. Have you gotten her out in open sea yet? I met a guy in Maine this summer with one, yours looks much better, by the way, he loves his.
If there was a boat I would upgrade to, a cabin rib like yours would be it.

Enjoy the new boat.

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Old 20 August 2010, 04:57   #12
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Gingercoastie had pretty much the same boat in Falmouth a few years ago. IMV, the Protector is the best looking cabin Rib available.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9722&page=4
Here Here. I'd agree. Redbays sit low at the front for my liking (cue willk). Others are just ugly.

Big chunk of cash though.
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Old 20 August 2010, 05:10   #13
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Big chunk of cash though.
Especially considering he struggled to get rid at 60k two years later.

Too much money for such little comfort, they have a very limited market. You and I basically, and we can't afford one.
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Especially considering he struggled to get rid at 60k two years later.

Too much money for such little comfort, they have a very limited market. You and I basically, and we can't afford one.
You're right. If I had 100k the options are a house or flash cruiser in the med as if you have that money for private luxuries, you'd fly to warmer climes.

I don't understand, an open rib costs say 30-40k new for a v nice 6-7m. Why can't someone design one with a small cabin that isn't butt ugly for 5k more?
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I don't understand, an open rib costs say 30-40k new for a v nice 6-7m. Why can't someone design one with a small cabin that isn't butt ugly for 5k more?
I don't understand that either. I mean you can buy a basic 5m hull and tubes for what - about 5k? - which is X amount of fibreglass work so to build a cabin on a slightly larger craft, which is probably less work and certainly less materials, shouldn't be any more...
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Old 20 August 2010, 06:40   #16
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There is certainly a hole in the market, but it has been discussed before indirectly, though noone comes up with an answer. Biffer seems to make a great conversion, but as one offs I'm sure his work is expensive (no disrespect biffer).

Cmon middle road brands, humber/osprey/ribcraft/ribquest etc, come up with a solution/offering with a fibreglass canopy shaped like this protector, but without all the other trimmings that make it 100k!
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Old 20 August 2010, 07:45   #17
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I'm jealous, that's an awesome boat. Have you gotten her out in open sea yet? I met a guy in Maine this summer with one, yours looks much better, by the way, he loves his.
If there was a boat I would upgrade to, a cabin rib like yours would be it.

Enjoy the new boat.

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Thanks Bill. I had her out Sunday in about 18kts and 4 footers. Once I figured out the trim tabs, she cut through the waves nicely. The Verados make her somewhat stern heavy IMHO, but the tabs make a big differrence in those conditions.

Took her into work Wednesday in flat seas and hit 49 knots on the approach to Boston harbor. Very solid even at that speed.

I agree with the posts about price. New, they are not at all cheap. But used....this is a buyers market if you have cash.
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VERY nice rig-enjoy.

i wouldn't like to fuel that package in the UK with the 5/$9 per gallon ish prices ATM.

as you say this is a buyers market at the moment and i'm sure you will pick up a decent price rib no matter your budget-i saved a few quid myself on mine due to the current market.

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I'd agree. Redbays sit low at the front for my liking (cue willk)
Handy though, if one has difficulty seeing over a taller bow...
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VERY nice rig-enjoy.

i wouldn't like to fuel that package in the UK with the 5/$9 per gallon ish prices ATM.

as you say this is a buyers market at the moment and i'm sure you will pick up a decent price rib no matter your budget-i saved a few quid myself on mine due to the current market.

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bit like the used car market though. new cars lost a fortune from 2008 to late 2010. Then cars 2-5 years old of good history suddenly found their prices rose due to demand for them. Same with boats i guess. Everyone wants a nearly new, either just in warranty or just out, well looked after, with a lack of supply of new boats at the top of the chain, it's arguably getting worse. Decent quality second hand boats are sought after.

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