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Old 02 March 2011, 14:53   #1
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Peoples preferences

Doing a survey,all answers appreciated.Inboard or outboard? Cabin Rib or Non Cabin? Seat Suspension or not?
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Old 02 March 2011, 14:58   #2
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Inboard pls, c/w a proper wheelhouse cabin, not one of those knockin' cupboards favoured in the Softy South. Suspension seats for the crew too, to make us look Serious.

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Old 02 March 2011, 15:15   #3
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Potentially all of the above! Thats one of the nice things about small british rib builders - you can usually pick what you want. However to some extent the form of the hull and the styling might guide you one way or other. If the look is super sleek and the hull is really about speed then the people who want that are unlikely to want a bus shelter on top. If its all about comfort then the hull should be about sea keeping not speed. Likewise inboard / outboard may be determined by other factors e.g. a cruising boat may prefer diesel; lots of deck space means you'd prefer outboard; race rules may force one or other; trailing weights might affect things too etc....

...this is why there isn't a single boat/brand/style of rib that stands out above all others despite Gotchi, Willk and Maxi's attempts to make us all believe their respective boats are the best on the water!
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...this is why there isn't a single boat/brand/style of rib that stands out above all others despite Gotchi, Willk and Maxi's attempts to make us all believe their respective boats are the best on the water!
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Old 02 March 2011, 15:27   #5
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...this is why there isn't a single boat/brand/style of rib that stands out above all others despite Gotchi, Willk and Maxi's attempts to make us all believe their respective boats are the best on the water!
Well we all know that ain't true!

This is the best type of "RB" there is

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Old 02 March 2011, 16:02   #6
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Everything goes, as long as it floats! But prefer outboard, non Cabin and suspension would be nice.
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Well if I won the Lotto I'd have both an open RIB with outboards and a BIG Inboard "smoker" RIB with a decent Cabin all of course with suspension Seats

Reality is somewhat different and I wouldn't change what I got, because I still get thrills from it.
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Old 02 March 2011, 19:20   #8
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Well if I won the Lotto I'd have both an open RIB with outboards and a BIG Inboard "smoker" RIB with a decent Cabin all of course with suspension Seats

Reality is somewhat different and I wouldn't change what I got, because I still get thrills from it.
+1 on both points
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Old 03 March 2011, 04:13   #9
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Ha, as big as I can fit in my garage! (See Left )

As per above, with a fantasy lottery win, I'd probably end up with a small armada....
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Old 03 March 2011, 09:30   #10
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My ideal would be the ribcraft 850 'sport cruiser' with susupension seats..and a verado.

http://www.ribcraft.co.uk/850-cruiser-boat-gallery/

Best of all worlds....but I'll keep dreaming as the price would shock me...
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