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Old 19 November 2006, 18:42   #11
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I have found over the years that their is always value to be had in secondhand.

If you are looking at the premium brands they will not have deteriated much in a few years but will have depreciated a lot. When you reflect on the usage many pleasure boats get you will probaly arrive at the same conclusion as I which is that unless you are looking for something very custom built then you will probaly find what you want secondhand.

As regards the engine I always feel a stronger engine is better on the grounds that it will not have to work as hard as a smaller one, The extra power will add to your seaworthiness.

As regards the size, from experience I have found that bigger is always better. A bigger boat will extend your cruising capacity and be much safer. The difference between what you are looking at and a 6.5 or 7 is huge.

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Old 19 November 2006, 18:43   #12
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I have looked at it up close, nice bit of kit, the owner posts on here. If he is prepared to pay ribshop a brokerage fee then surely there is some negotiation on the price for a private sale
I thought about that one, just think a 225 is a tad large for us.
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Would prob come down on price, what with Christmas coming up:
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F118055

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BS08667

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BEM361 my choice, and plenty of change for petrol and some new seating.

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Old 19 November 2006, 18:56   #14
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bigger is always better.
I agree (to an extent), and I am starting to see second hand may be a better option.
I think I am just a little nervous of not finding a rib in early spring and the prices being pushed up by demand.
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I agree (to an extent), and I am starting to see second hand may be a better option.
I think I am just a little nervous of not finding a rib in early spring and the prices being pushed up by demand.
The best time to sell is in the Spring, and prices are also pushed up a little by the on set of summer. Now is a good time to buy..... The Ribcraft 585 is a fantastic package, but is alot of money in comparison to other RIBs on both the new and second hand markets. However, the Ribcraft will hold its value, and is a safe choice due to their reputation and aftersales service.
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Blatant advertising I know

Mine is up for grabs 2003 6.9 Solent 150 hp opti full service history £18750 with new trailer £17250 without ,seating for 8/10 vhf dsc and plotter/sounder plus free tuition
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Old 20 November 2006, 03:35   #17
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Ribcraft 5.85

I have a Ribcraft 5.85 that I am selling in the next 6 months.

July 2002
Yamaha F115 (fantastic engine)
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A frame with Nav Lights
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Old 20 November 2006, 04:45   #18
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This Rib is for sale and the guy is a member of ribnet
I think its a cracking boat!!
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F100825/
But I personally Wouldn't "Go across to Jersey along with towing skiers and toys."
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Old 20 November 2006, 09:06   #19
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I would like to say thanks for the replies.

It looks like I am starting to see that S/H is a viable option with many good boats available.

I will still go for the demo in the ribcraft but the sales man is going to struggle to convince me I want his new shiney boat.
There are 2 main reasons for this,
a. 6 months (or more if it goes over) is a long wait.
b. For about the same money I could find a very good bigger boat that would probable give us much better value and enjoyment.

There is nothing wrong in 'Blatant advertising' and if anyone has a rib for sale in Feb then feel free to let me know.

I now have another question, just how much fuel does a 200 / 225 HP use compared to a 140.

Thanks

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Hi Tim,
On the fuel consumption side. The 225 on that Yellow Osprey burns about 30 ltrs per hr at 30Knts and 40 ltrs per hr at 40Knts. Over 40knots and it goes a little bit exponential...

I am sure a you would be right to assume that Hot Lemon could be had at a good price if you contacted the owner directly.

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