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Old 30 August 2003, 14:44   #1
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redbay 9m

Hi, I have seen a redbay 9m twin diesel for sale. I know little about these boats and would appreciate any comments you care to post. I am interested in cruising, not just blasting around the local harbour, so durability of the hull is of interest, as is performance in heavy seas.
I have also seen a ribtec 8.1 diesel, half the price, but also half the engine I suppose.
Thanks, annie.
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Old 31 August 2003, 06:03   #2
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I have a Redbay 7.4m fitted with a Yamaha 165hp inboard diesel which I use for crusing. I find the boats to be very heavily constructed and in general well finished. I can cruise flat out at around 35Knts should I want, but to be honest I generally potter about at 25-28Knts which returns about 4-5 gallons per hour. A 9m is a very big boat and if you do not have a lot if experience with large ribs I would reccomend that you either buy a smaller one first to get used too or take a course(I am sure some of the trainers on here could sort you out).
One thing to remember is that sometimes 2 engines also mean twice the servicing and running costs
Andy G
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Old 31 August 2003, 13:37   #3
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Hi Anie ,

Glad to see there's more than one of us from Leatherhead.
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Old 31 August 2003, 15:40   #4
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Redbays

I am a big fan of these boats, we have posted pics of smaller ones here http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?threadid=2644 it would definately be worth your while to take the ferry from Stranraer to Larne and spin up to Cushendall to visit the factory.They have many boats in construction at any one time and it is no problem to see hulls before the decks are fitted to see just how well put together these boats are, strength and durability are much a part of the good name of Redbay, if you look on their site numerious companies have commissioned them to build boats,everything from open ribs, cabin types jet drives and ferrys, survey boats, police boats and fishing boats.On the rib raid 2003 they were by far the most numerous rib, a couple operate as dive boats in Dun Laoghaire and some old ones , the worst I have seen is a bit of fading on the tubes, never hull problems. gavin
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Old 01 September 2003, 07:02   #5
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If you want to purchase a real go anywhere boat mine is for sale.
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Old 01 September 2003, 14:19   #6
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GO ANYWHERE RIB

He aint joking, it goes everywhere, sorry we missed you guys in Bangor, however as we had no accomadition organised, Gail very kindly let us take the rooms in the hotel that were held for the crew of the Jolly Sailor.We thought that we probably would only have them for the Friday, and I had visions of sleeping in Tims jeep ontop of all the tools for the rest of the weekend, so we owe you one cheers gavin
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Old 01 September 2003, 15:07   #7
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Alans rib

Hello Alan, I strongly suspect that your boat is out of my price range, but I am curious anyway. So how much is it going for?

Ta, Annie.
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Old 02 September 2003, 08:39   #8
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Alan's RIB

Anie,

Check out:

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F19628

for all the info
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Old 02 September 2003, 09:12   #9
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Now thats a bargin

Well maybe when I get my ayrise
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Old 02 September 2003, 12:59   #10
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I am glad the room went to a good use. As for the boat I am open to any deal, PX, goods to the value, cars boats, planes property etc etc. Speak to me I would also do a private pay as yu go deal. Alan P
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