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Old 27 January 2006, 21:05   #31
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go with a Humber, excellent offshore boats, great handling! nice, 'real' rib build! tough as old boots!
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Old 05 March 2006, 14:38   #32
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Humber RIB

I went through this last year. Bought from new and wanted lots of answers before I parted with the money. Have a chat with Sue at Humber - family firm, very patient, will answer all your questions without pressure to buy. May not look as polished as some med style boats but strong & handle well. I bought during their 'holiday shutdown' and they still delivered in 4 weeks. A lot of boat for the money.
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Old 05 March 2006, 16:34   #33
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Ignore Rogue Wave and try a Ribeye,You;ll love it
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Old 10 March 2006, 23:12   #34
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Re: Ads

agree with you on V520, seemed very much like a lilo. Certainly terrifies your passengers. I drove a Stylmer 640 a week later and what a difference!!!.
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Old 11 March 2006, 08:14   #35
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I have seen a K plate Patrol with an MOT for 3K it's got a 2.8 Diesel so I might get that.
Is that long or short wheelbase? The LWB ones are heavy-expect it to be rather thirsty.

You can pick up a Frontera 2.8 diesel for 1/3 the price that on the same plate if you look-and they've got the bulletproof Isuzu motor...
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Old 11 March 2006, 12:45   #36
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If you want to keep your boat "darn Sarf" there's a Nobba who posts on here as "Rogue Wave".. PM him and he'll no doubt advise you... ignore what all the othe Nobba's on here say about him..... he really is a nice guy.... but for Christs sake don't let him take yer boat off the trailer......and don't let him sell you that nice 'umber he's got in his shed for cash.....



PS... never..EVER.... believe what that Dave Manning tells ya.....
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Old 11 March 2006, 15:21   #37
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One sincerely hopes that you enjoyed your Saturday afternoon on the Jack Daniels.

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Old 11 March 2006, 17:39   #38
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as opposed to a decade on the Jamiesons

Jerry you'll be very happy with the Ribeye for the first three years
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Old 11 March 2006, 17:46   #39
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Swginn that was a very strong testimonial for XS ribs and I am most impressed by your passion.

I PM'd a few people and now have 2 more makes to consider, Humber and Osprey, The Humber seems to be able to deliver faster than anybody else.

I also looked at Ribeye and the Avon Adventurers which were very nice. It's a hard choice but I think the Humber and XS look more traditional and I prefer that.

I've decided also that I would like to keep my boat in the Solent for the Summer. with that in mond, does anyone know any good places to leave her

Thanks again
i have purchased an osprey and it is a nice boat although not been in the water yet, others you might consider are ribcraft, they make a very nice quality boat, if i was buying again i would consider ribcraft, osprey or scorpion.
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Old 12 March 2006, 07:57   #40
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I can certainly vouch for the patience of RibCraft when it comes to boat set up. I think I changed my spec about 600 times! If its your first boat look for a manufacturer that will take the time to show you around a load of their boats, and do a sea trial. This will be the only way for you to work out what you want.

Regarding tow cars.. Id seriously consider spending some of that 25k to change your car if you plan on buying anything over 5.5m Yes, you can tow a 6m boat with a Golf, but you might not want to learn to tow a 6m boat with a Golf Most of the beginner Ribbing pitfalls revolve around launch and recovery. A little 4WD, (Subaru impreza/forester, Skoda octavia, Honda CRV) would give you a bit more leeway when you get it wrong the first time.
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