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Old 16 October 2012, 18:13   #1
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Realistic?

SO.... the boiler and I have just been to do our Lvl2 PB course at Cumbrae, and I have my intermediate booked for March. Now I'm trying to figure out if I can afford a RIB!

Can I realistically pick up a reasonably servicable 4 - 5m RIB for less than or equal to 5grand? It doesn't need to be specially luxurious: a double jockey would do us fine, and it doesn't need to be specially powerful: the 5m XS's they had at Cumbrae seemed to go fine with a 60hp four stroke, and I need to be able to fuel the thing or it's just a garden ornament!

I seem to remember when I first started lurking this board about 3 months ago that there was lots about on Boats and Outboards etc but maybe they were all scams?

As far as what we'd be using it for: I'd like to be able to do it all really (who doesn't?) We need to trailer it to Lough Derg in Ireland for 2 weeks every summer. I'd like to be able to stick it on the Lake District Lakes and potter about at the speed limit without the think oiling up. And a bit of modest coastal cruising in North Wales.

If I'm whistling Dixie then I may have to set my sights a little lower and go for a tiller-control SIB or perhaps a tiller control small RIB?

Any observations and/or advice is more than welcome.
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Old 16 October 2012, 18:24   #2
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Assuming you are talking 2nd hand its absolutely possible.

For that budget you could get a very tidy searider 4m. Probably even the much sought after 4.7m.

If you look in the for sale forums you should be able to find a few examples of 4-5m ribs advertised at <6k. At the top end of your spec there may be a compromise, but you should still find something pretty much ready to use.
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Old 16 October 2012, 18:51   #3
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Can I realistically pick up a reasonably servicable 4 - 5m RIB for less than or equal to 5grand? .
nothing to do with me and i'm not recomending it but a quick seach turned up this sort of thing


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Old 16 October 2012, 18:59   #4
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Your eBay skills are way better than mine! Might not be able to tow that with my puny Golf mind.
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boat weighs 365kg
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engine weighs 162 kg
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plus say 100kg for the trailer

total weight 627 kg ish plus kit/fuel
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Old 18 October 2012, 19:45   #6
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Thing is tho... how many boats in my price range are genuine? Of the two I have responded to so far (two days since deciding I seriously want a boat) both have turned out to be *very* crude attempts to get me to send them money without having seen the boat.

I know it's early days, but it make you suspicious of anyone selling anything.

I mean FFS:
"Hi Dan I have attached you photos and my driving license I am serious seller and I don't want to waste time.
I work only through via eBay !! I have requested personal support and I was approved to use Buyer Protection Program. Here is how the process works through the Buyer Protection Program:"

The driving license feature some dude who looks like an Eastern European catalog model. How dumb would you need to be?

hey ho. maybe i should just buy golf clubs?
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Clam, It may not be to your taste but there is a humber on here (
5.3 humber attaque) thats advertised a 6k - but I suspect might go for very close to your budget [Selling Humber Attaque.

Even if its not to your taste it will give you a benchmark. I can't vouch for the vendor but I do believe it is a genuine sale .
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Nice looking boats both of them. Not sure how I feel about 6k for a 20 year old motor though... (NB I am a nubcake and know nothing, 20 yrs may be nowt on an outboard)
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How about this one then

Steve (DryRun on here) is genuine for sure and a reputable broker. Honest, helpful and well placed to offer a great deal.

Nice boat for the money, cheap way to find out if Ribs are for you will always hold that value if well looked after.

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