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Old 06 February 2011, 09:50   #31
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Having said all that, I still think a big SIB with a 30-50 would be perfect. (Crikey that works on 4 horses per 10cmm too!)
So that's three votes from RIBnetters for "Don't buy a RIB"

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Old 06 February 2011, 10:01   #32
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SIBs can have seats you know

Double jockey and a bench at the back, all removable on captive A4 fixings.
Well i'll admit to not realising that 4 seats was a practical option on a sib. But what advantage would that offer over a similar sized rib?
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Old 06 February 2011, 10:05   #33
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So that's three votes from RIBnetters for "Don't buy a RIB"

Dont start on me!

There IS a sib section you know.
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Old 06 February 2011, 10:14   #34
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But what advantage would that offer over a similar sized rib?
Price would be the biggest, cheaper and lighter hull means a cheaper engine to get the speed. Obviously the downside is the shallow and soft V hull, but in moderate weather and in the shallows that can be an advantage.
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Old 06 February 2011, 10:31   #35
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There IS a sib section you know.
I know, I'm quite busy over there on account of me turbo-tender
Anyway, Matt has given the place a certain air of excitement and menace with TT Martini II.
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Whoa...!!
Sorry for starting a contentious thread
When I originally mentioned a cuddy boat, I was on about theis sort of thing http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=88864 rather than a fishing cuddy. As I said in a later post - I do like speed.
Thanks for all the replies so far though, it's good to have joined a forum where people post regularly.
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Old 06 February 2011, 11:17   #37
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Aaaaaah, a Binliner!

Na, you would be much happier with a RIB. Way less fuel too!
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Whoa...!!
Sorry for starting a contentious thread
Don't apologise, we like 'em contentious, saves us having to change the subject and start a row about something off topic
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Old 06 February 2011, 12:23   #39
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I still stand by my original 'advice' which GJ0KYZ seemed to concur with. I would be just as happy in a bit of chop in an Orkney as I would my rib, albeit going a bit slower. Both are very seaworthy and practically unsinkable, but the Orkney would win on economy and price. If I was only doing short journeys too, such as <15 nm, then I would quite possibly be driving an Orcadian 24.
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We had a similar budget and requirements (seats 3 and a dog) when looking for a RIB a couple of years ago but 7-8K just seemed to buy pretty old engines and/or reasonably tatty RIBS. We ended up buying a Warrior 165 for not much more than the original budget. It's a great boat and very seaworthy. The cuddy section is great when the weather turns... and for a cuddy boat it's reasonably quick. If this sort of thing interests you, I'd definitely recommend the largest engine you can get for it (upto 80hp I think) Ours has a 60hp Mariner 4 stroke but I wish I'd chased up one with an etec 75 for a bit more power. Having said that it'll take 3 of us from Fowey to Falmouth easily and in quite quick time. All-in-all a great all round boat.
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