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Old 04 August 2009, 04:47   #11
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Hi Willk

Could you confirm that e-ail address? I wrote to Gary a couple of days ago, but have not received any news yet.

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Could you confirm that e-ail address? I wrote to Gary a couple of days ago, but have not received any news yet.

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I'm fairly sure they don't answer emails on Saturdays or Sundays, Rupert, but Mondays, well Mondays are another story. Gary might be on holidays or they may be splashing a new 11?

Try them using the general address, info@redbayboats.com - mark it for Gary/Tom.
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Hi Willk

Just thought I'd let you know I heard back from Gary. Guess what, after reading the stuff he sent me, I can't make up my mind as to whether I would like a 7.4 or 8.4, or whether canopy or cabin! Got any thoughts?

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Just thought I'd let you know I heard back from Gary. Guess what, after reading the stuff he sent me, I can't make up my mind as to whether I would like a 7.4 or 8.4, or whether canopy or cabin! Got any thoughts?

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Buy one of each - and then whichever you decide you don't like you can give to me! If you are serious about buying one of those 4 combinations I would arrange with Gary to go and sea trial them and look at them in the flesh. One of the major decision factors though may be if you want to tow it on the road.
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Wish I could afford to throw one your way. I have only just recently sold my boat (not a rib) after a very long time, and I now want to buy the rib I have always wanted. I am asking plenty of questions because I want to get the right boat this time!
In answer to your point about trailering. Yes, this is an important aspect as I may take it from the C.I.'s into Europe at different periods.
Seaworthiness is another, but I guess all of these combinations have that.

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I can't make up my mind as to whether I would like a 7.4 or 8.4, or whether canopy or cabin! Got any thoughts?
Yes,

But more seriously, I think you should fly over and trial them. The 7 and 8s are surprisingly different. They're meant to be building another 750 Cabin soon and there's always a few 8.4s knocking about the shop - the yard is a feckin' Owner's Club Display Area.
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Hi Willk

Doubt if I shall be able to get over in the near future, so...
I iniitally instinctively favoured the 7.4. Smaller, probably easier to throw around. More fun. However, but there are strong arguments in favour of the 8.4, namely:

- more cockpit space;
- the 8.4 can carry more people comfortably;
- both are towable, although the 8.4 is 3,450 kgs on the road (could be a
hassle for long journeys);
- the 84. he 8.4 is theoretically probably better for seaworthiness in that
hull length and weight always enhance handling;
- there is not a great differencd in the base price between the canopy
versions.

Any thing else?

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Doubt if I shall be able to get over in the near future, so...
I iniitally instinctively favoured the 7.4. Smaller, probably easier to throw around. More fun. You haven't been in an 11m with Tom McLaughlin. He can make a quail lose it's lunch. You can really chuck all those bad puppies around. However, but there are strong arguments in favour of the 8.4, namely:

- more cockpit space; A bit more - some of the extra space is in the aft well, some in the cabin walkway.
- the 8.4 can carry more people comfortably; two more, but on the benches.
- both are towable, although the 8.4 is 3,450 kgs on the road (could be a
hassle for long journeys); What does the 750 Cabin weigh? - can't be much less than 3000kg?, a PITA too on a long run!
- the 84. he 8.4 is theoretically probably better for seaworthiness in that
hull length and weight always enhance handling; It is a much smoother boat in the rough. They're both safe as houses.
- there is not a great differencd in the base price between the canopy
versions. They created the Cabin range because Canopy users rarely removed them. See Paul Beaurain's Orkney Log on here (and Redbay website). Mind you, the Channel Island climate may suit one quite well
Any thing else?
Don't buy Sula.
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Thanks a ton, Willk,

Good stuff to rad through carefully.

I noticed Paul's boat is for sale, and I love it, but it is not really competitive pricewise for me - I have no VAT in the C.I.'s. And he has already paid it, so no saving there. However, if he drops the price a far bit....which he won't
Thanks for the tip about Sula, which I saw up for sale. Can I ask why. Been stressed out or had a bang, perhaps?

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Been stressed out or had a bang, perhaps
No, a very clean boat with top spec kit and low hours. My advice stands.
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