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Old 29 September 2007, 22:44   #11
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Thanks for that, the mooring I found was in Littlehampton harbour near the yacht club (not the actual marina as that very pricy)

I don't mind new or used, I have up to 12k to spend. I don't think I will get a 6 meter and a 115 hp on the back for that much new so will probably be used I thinks.
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Old 30 September 2007, 03:42   #12
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Another alternative if you want a quality boat, that will fit more of your 'family requirements' is a Shakespeare 650 (21 footer) (this is a hardboat though!)

Martin Curry on this site had one for sale a while ago, don't know if he still has it.

They're beatifuly made, beatifully styled, good hull design, great performance, sunbathing area for the missus, and if you choose to stay over on the island, or anywhere, it has a wee cuddy cabin to bed down for the night, camper hood etc, a real weekender. It's a stern drive though, so a little thirsty, but I think Martins one only has the 4.3l V6 motor, which was the smallest option for that boat.

They really are a lovely little boat, built by a decent manufacturer who cares about his product (Shakespeare/Francis Whitley), will be perfectly safe, contrary to what some idiots on here might want you to believe (their minds are damaged) and would serve far more family purposes than an open work boat (rib) or stupid bowrider.

Here is the advert from Martin, as I say, don't know if he still has it. He's a nice honest guy, so I'm sure it's a genuine boat.

Oh, and by the way, it's 3.5k under your budget.

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8894
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Old 30 September 2007, 05:57   #13
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i have seen martins boat a few times and it is lovely,excellent condition,if its still for sale its a bargain,so much room for the size of boat .
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Thought Martin sold it a while ago and bought a Zapcat/Thunderbolt which he's also selling/sold.
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Old 30 September 2007, 06:35   #15
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I don't mind new or used, I have up to 12k to spend. I don't think I will get a 6 meter and a 115 hp on the back for that much new so will probably be used I thinks.
No you won't get new for that. A decent 6m RIB with seating for 5-6 and inbuilt fuel tank will be around 8k - 9k and a 115hp 4-stroke outboard will be around 6500, so that's around 15k before you start adding on any toys.

Mollers has been talking of selling his 6.5m Osprey Vipermax with 150 Opti, but it may be a touch outside your budget, 'cos he's a greedy bastud.
No Cabin and no tent though
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Old 30 September 2007, 11:35   #16
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Hi,

Does this seema good price ??

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F157242
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Old 30 September 2007, 12:54   #17
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Might be of interest!

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I am selling my Avon 5.6 Rib - You have a Message!

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Old 30 September 2007, 18:03   #18
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Johnny Fuller recommending a RIB now thats something I never thought I would see.

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Definitely forget the bowrider, they're shite.

A rib sounds just right for you.
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Taken from another forum but may be of interest. It is talking about the yamaha F115 4 stroke. GPH are US Gallons. If you do a search on Google for US Gallons to litres you can convert the figures into litres.

'According to that report, fuel consumption for the F115 is as follows:

RPMs GPHs
1.0k 0.7
2.0k 1.3
3.0k 3.0
4.0k 4.6
5.0k 7.1
6.0k 9.8

At the mid point between each of the RPM ranges, I estimate the following consumption

RPMs GPHs
0.5k 0.4
1.5k 1.0
2.5k 2.2
3.5k 3.8
4.5k 5.9
5.5k 8.5
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In answer to the original query, and to qualify my comments before they are shot down in flames........

If you felt a RIB was appropriate to your needs, as there are many other excellent types of boat out there, you might be interested in looking at the earlier thread about our rib, which for talking's sake just happens to be a smaller boat, with a smaller engine, which is still very capable of most of the things you asked about, and which we are very happy with.

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