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Old 16 February 2010, 10:14   #31
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That was good tea.

For Phil to clarify, obviously, but from his post, I'm guessing he means the kind of cabin that you can Helm from, as opposed to have a cosy kip in.

I think the marketeers of the various rib companies would do well to distinguish between the two concepts: Wheelhouse (covered helm position) ribs and Cabin (berths only) ribs.

Of course, Redbay 10 has both...
quite a nice useable boat, wouldn't want to try to service it though
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Old 16 February 2010, 10:22   #32
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quite a nice useable boat, wouldn't want to try to service it though
Well no, it's a long drive to Scotland, even with Tea
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Old 16 February 2010, 13:05   #33
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...re the cabin- to be quite honest one of the things I was and am still not quite sure about is helming inside; it takes a bit of the fun out of being on the water;...
Phil, be assured it does not, it adds a whole new dimension of enjoyment to your boating. A wee demo in a wheelhouse boat isn't long enough, you need to experience it for a while then the though of going back is... well, you just wont go back.
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Old 16 February 2010, 16:56   #34
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Scotlands only a stones throw from Ireland(in a cabin rib!).............
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Phil, I think you would have no concerns about going for a cabin. I did this reluctantly due to family pressure in order to get comfortable boating for my 2 boys who are 8 and 4, however have found that the adults prefer the cabin too, and I would not have anything else now.

It takes away so much hassle regarding the amount of wet gear you need to take, how comfortable the crew/guests are. I spend most of my winter boating helming in a t shirt whereas most other are wrapped up like the michelin man.

I was really surprised how much I liked the cabin although I had the same initial concerns that you have.
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Old 19 February 2010, 08:37   #36
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Glad to have you onboard S-D, I'll have go a cuppa now

But before I go, I heard recently that Redbay have sold one of the big ribs to an ex-Targa owner (after an unfortunate Stuffing).

You won't even get a sniff of a Targa under ten years old for that kind of money.

whilst id agree they are more money, you get much more boat. But if open water stability is essential, horses for courses and all that.

Just to argue with willk 2002 example, botnia targa 25. 70k?? http://www.boatshop24.co.uk/ZndvMTc1..._TARGA_25.html
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Just to argue with willk
There's a queue

Anyway, that 25 is four years older, five feet shorter, and (probably) has only one motor. There's very little info on the ad. Are those hens in the Wheelhouse?

But under the strict terms of my wild and reckless claim above, I concede the point.

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But under the strict terms of my wild and reckless claim above, I concede the point.

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Steady Willk you have yor reputation to think of you can't go around making brash statements!! You been on the 'juice' already?/
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Technically, if he started work early enough he could claim the week end has landed! Time for beer!

Willk, fair point really on costs, they are more expensive than i had realised, the 31s are readily approaching 200k My old mans mate is considerably richer than me. A lot to spend on something he uses 10 times a year. Though he has a rib too. (In fact, it was the one that had the engine knicked, scum)
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