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Old 23 August 2007, 08:44   #11
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sorry just read yer other thread on narrow dive rib, guess this counts the viper out.
Not a problem, its all interesting information and I might not be the only person interested in these opinions

Does anybody have an opinion on the Solent 5.4 ?
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Old 24 August 2007, 18:17   #12
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If you want a long term investment, that will last, and have good resale value with top build quality, go for a Ribcraft.......maybe 5.45/ 5.85.

We looked at a couple of Humber boats, but on the ones we saw, it looked like they were finished at 4 O'clock on a Friday bank holiday. I'm not saying this is representative, but put us off.

The other ones I'd consider would be Tornado/ Viking, XS


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Old 24 August 2007, 18:20   #13
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If you were to do a round Britain trip in a sub 5.5 m rib which one would you choose ?
5.5 Vipermax or Ribcraft 5.3 for me
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Old 24 August 2007, 18:47   #14
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[QUOTE=Pablo;215581] Not a problem, its all interesting information and I might not be the only person interested in these opinions

Ditto interesting but still as clear as mud to me . Buying a rib is a nightmare . You can't just go testdrive them all , like cars , and even if you do get a testdrive there is no guarantee you get the right conditions to form an opinion and make a direct comparison with another.
I would rather lose 50% on a 15k boat than 30% on a 30k boat if it did a similar job .
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Old 04 September 2007, 05:56   #15
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Nobody mentioned a SeaRider. Is that because the've been outpassed by Osprey, etc ... ?
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Old 04 September 2007, 06:07   #16
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Yes ribcraft are a better finished boat than the humber, but look at the cost difference. Put a tohatsu tldi outboard on the back of a humber and you have got a very good value for money package.
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Old 04 September 2007, 10:32   #17
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It all depends on your outlook Pablo.

I like the solidness and utilitarian style of the SR while others like to have extra seats and a boat which is also for show.

Personally I just want it to be as reliable as hell and solid as a tank. Sea Riders are never going to be the prettiest but they suit me just fine.

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Old 04 September 2007, 11:34   #18
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It all depends on your outlook Pablo.

I like the solidness and utilitarian style of the SR while others like to have extra seats and a boat which is also for show.

Personally I just want it to be as reliable as hell and solid as a tank. Sea Riders are never going to be the prettiest but they suit me just fine.

Ian
They'd suit me just fine too. I want a boat for spearfishing, I don't want to cry if I get fish guts on the leather upholstery ! I was just wondering if hull technologies have evolved enough so that other hulls are even more sea worthy than a SeaRider ?
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