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Old 15 January 2006, 03:09   #1
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Having just completed my house renovation I am now itching to get on the water with a craft of my own.

I have a budget of about 25 k inc. VAT exc. trailer. I understand that this would buy me a fairly decent Rib and Engine

My main use would eventually be coastal (Solent) but I live near the Thames. I don't need absolute speed but I am definitely looking for a bit of exitement!

Any advice on the above to a new boy to ribbing from the learned members of this forum would be very much appreciated.


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Old 15 January 2006, 06:48   #2
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Welcome Jerry to the best ribbing forum in the U.K!
25k will get you a lot of Rib, if you check out this thread here, someone else was in a similar position:

Leaving Sailing and need rib for the family:

I would say it comes down to what style of rib you want an offshore type, hardcore rib , e.g Ribcraft, Delta, Tornado, XS, Humber, Redbay, Osprey to name but a few.

Or if you want a Med style family boat with stripey seats etc, Zodiac Medline, Avon Adventures, Picton Cobras etc

Or a sports Rib, i.e Scorpion, Solent etc

However, these categories I have allocated are very loose, all of them are good offshore, some better than others, and all of them can be used as a family boat. A Scorpion does all three very well, and a used one could be picked up for within your budget.
Below are pictures of a Ribcraft 585, Zodiac Medline, Scorpion 8.1

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Old 15 January 2006, 07:10   #3
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Hi Jerry
Welcome to Ribnet,have you looked under Ribs For Sale? I have my Solent 6.9 Mtr solent on there.As you can see by the spec there is alot of Rib for the money with a massive saving off price of a new one.

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Old 16 January 2006, 12:31   #4
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hi jerry
are you looking for petrol or diesel i have a delta rib for sale and with 2x240 hp diesels you can be assured of exitment when you open the throttles up big safe well built boats .
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Old 16 January 2006, 12:59   #5
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Welcome to rib net....

Please check this site out as we carry second hand ribs and new custom made ribs direct from factory...enjoy

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Old 16 January 2006, 13:17   #6
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Hi Jerry, welcome. In order to give you a little more help, it would help to know a little more re. your requirements. Such as:-

Do you intend to tow or berth the Rib?
What type of tow vehicle do you have?
No.s of people you regularly have aboard?
Inboard or outboard?
Cabin or open?
Offshore cruising or inshore jaunts?
Creature comforts or hold on tight?
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