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Old 25 August 2002, 15:09   #1
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New to RIBs

I am looking to buy a RIB for the first time and have no experience at all.

I am considering buying a Ribeye Wavecross 4.5m with Yamaha 40 4 stroke outboard.

Having had a demo I was very impressed and having researched the web Ribeye appear to have a good reputation.

It would be nice to hear from anyone with a Ribeye as to their views.

As a first boat I will be using it in estuaries and creeks of Cornwall until I am confident enough to go in more open water.

I would appeciate any comments asap as I am looking to buy shortly.

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Old 25 August 2002, 17:37   #2
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Might be also worth considering the Ribcraft 4.8m. Lots of owners on this board can tell you more but very seaworthy and capable boat - 3 went round Britain last year.

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Old 25 August 2002, 18:00   #3
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yamaha 4 strokes are brilliant engines, quiet, economical, good to look at, easy to start, fume free, reliable and strictly for pensioners. stick a 60hp 2 stroke on it and have some fun.
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yamaha 4 strokes are brilliant engines, quiet, economical, good to look at, easy to start, fume free, reliable
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and strictly for pensioners.
In your opinion possibly, but I'm sure that many would disagree strongly.
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stick a 60hp 2 stroke on it and have some fun.
Or possibly scare yourself badly enough to give up boating altogether.

For a first time RIB, for use exploring estuaries and creeks (and what better place than Cornwall?) a 4.5m boat with a 40hp 4-stroke would make a very good combination. It will be economical but still plenty fast enough for some fun.

However, if you find that you like ribbing, don't expect to keep this boat for much more than a season -- you will suddenly find that a bigger boat is calling you

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Old 26 August 2002, 05:31   #5
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Now, now, John

You know how much fun I have with my little one!

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Old 26 August 2002, 06:42   #6
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OK, so perhaps I should have said "you may suddenly find that a bigger boat is calling you".

Most people do seem to suffer from this affliction! Keith, you're obviously a bit special

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Old 26 August 2002, 10:23   #7
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If it helps in any way, I am looking forward to buying a 4.5 rib with a 50 hp 4stroke so I can get back to enjoying boating! ps I am going to call my new boat " Bin there and done it"
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Old 26 August 2002, 15:08   #8
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Thanks to all who have taken time to make comments - all very helpful.

I guess I need to take the plunge and as one of you said accept I may end up buying a bigger boat after one season.On that point what is the depreciation on RIBs as it seems expensive if having to change after one season.

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As you are relatively close to the end of the season, why don't you rent sorry charter on for this season. Find a schooll to teach you powerboat 2 and they may well be able to offer you something.

Make sure it's insured though.............Keith be quiet!

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As you are relatively close to the end of the season, why don't you rent sorry charter on for this season. Find a schooll to teach you powerboat 2 and they may well be able to offer you something.
Good point although I thought I may get a better deal buying now as I am looking at new boat and felt the outlet would want to sell rather than be left with 2002 stock.
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