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Old 07 March 2017, 17:09   #11
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Bearing in mind the leisure orientated use that you want, I'd take Ribcraft off that list & probably the Avon. Ribcraft doesn't tend to do the bow cushion thing & You'll struggle to find an Avon in the size you need. Personally I wouldn't have a Brig given, but they might suit your purposes. Ribeye is slap bang in the bench seat, bow cushion market & there are probably more to choose from in the second hand market that fits your budget.
If I knew what I did now I would have given brig a wide berth you live and learn
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Old 07 March 2017, 17:11   #12
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Rather depends what you are looking for, a bit of "the good", "the bad" and "the ugly" on that list! And examples of each which are missing from the list. Bear in mind that boats in Greece are often sold with different styles/layouts and colours (think sun!) than in the uk. Not sure how rib prices are in Greece right now - but personally given the hassle of buying one here to tow it across europe, I'd be looking at boats that are already out there.
Which manufactures would u recommend and avoid?
Unfortunately due to the exchange rate being so poor they are more expensive in Greece and you can't find anything with the right amount of seating even if it is a 10m rib. The ones ive seen don't seem to as well looked after and in poorer condition. Hence i'm concentrating my search in the UK where i can view them more easily etc.
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Old 07 March 2017, 17:12   #13
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Med spec is differenet to uk North/Irish Sea spec!

Sun shades are the give away! For £20k you could probably buy a pair of 6m boats!

The reason uk ones look more looked after is they get less use as the weather is awful...
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Old 07 March 2017, 17:15   #14
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I rest my case
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Med spec is differenet to uk North/Irish Sea spec!



Sun shades are the five away! For £20k you could probably buy a pair of 6m boats!



The reason uk ones look more looked after is they get less use as the weather is awful...


Just run that by me again in English
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Med. type spec boats are generally a different spec to uk boats. The sun shades on Med spec are a give away.

One big boat for 12 people or 2 smaller 6 person boats perhaps more fun flexible with 2 (need a second helm) but saves taking a big boat when 2/3 onboard £10k gets some nice 5-6m boats (jealous I don't have £5k to spend let alone £20k)
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Struggling with typing on my phone.....


Med. type spec boats are generally a different spec to uk boats. The sun shades on Med spec are a give away.

One big boat for 12 people or 2 smaller 6 person boats perhaps more fun flexible with 2 (need a second helm) but saves taking a big boat when 2/3 onboard £10k gets some nice 5-6m boats (jealous I don't have £5k to spend let alone £20k)


I thought Yoda had hacked your account
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Old 08 March 2017, 03:38   #18
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thanks for the help.
Generally speaking which manufacturers should I look out for?
Ribcraft
Ribeye
Brig
Cobra
Avon

Are the above all ok?

any others to look out for?

Thanks for all your help.
You can add Redbay & Coastline to that.

Beware of counting a sun-pad as seating. not where you want to be if it's a bit bumpy..
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Old 08 March 2017, 08:41   #20
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You can add Redbay & Coastline to that.

Beware of counting a sun-pad as seating. not where you want to be if it's a bit bumpy..

Thanks for the help - been on a few "rides" whilst sat in the ejector seat!
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