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Old 09 July 2014, 16:44   #11
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hi, towing weight limit and storage, I cant go much above 1000kg all up with trailer
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Old 09 July 2014, 17:31   #12
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I'd look at other options; having had a SR4.7 with two similar age kids it was a pretty cr@p 'family' boat...
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Old 10 July 2014, 02:27   #13
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What are you towing with?
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Old 10 July 2014, 02:45   #14
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I not sure I've ever heard of Rib-X. A quick Google search hasn't turned much up.
RIB X is a South African built boat and is UK brand name of Falcon have I said enough?
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Old 10 July 2014, 03:00   #15
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The 4.8 will be a squeeze with 4 on board + all the gubbins that comes with 'em, cool box, tubes etc. Don't forget the kids will get a lot bigger VERY soon.
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Old 10 July 2014, 03:06   #16
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if you want a 5m with a load of space U would look at the Ribeye 500. it has seating for 5 plus one up front
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Old 10 July 2014, 05:48   #17
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The 4.8 will be a squeeze with 4 on board + all the gubbins that comes with 'em, cool box, tubes etc. Don't forget the kids will get a lot bigger VERY soon.
Yeah..most of the comments aren't really about which is best..but the Limitations of a sub 5m size wise.
The RC 4.8 as well as performing Family duties OK performs well in the Rough,and has done the RB (a few times) and also has a few big boat features..(unlike the SR and others) an Anchor locker...a Bilge well/pump..IMO a must in any sort of of Sea,especially with a family...and of course the option of a Built it Fuel Tank..all of which do make the most of the limited available space
Oh and they hold their Value quite well too!
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Old 10 July 2014, 08:14   #18
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i looked at both when buying my rib and choose the ribcraft and have nooo regrets
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Old 10 July 2014, 08:18   #19
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As mentioned, both of these boats are going to be tight to bursting with a family of four onboard inc. kit. OP, why 1000kg tow limit?
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Old 10 July 2014, 08:32   #20
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My Ribcraft 4.8 is an old one without the built in tank or even a splash well,
Build quality must be good, it's still very sound. It has a 'box' with the petrol tanks in which I use as a seat.
Enough room for 4 of us to use on holiday with quite a bit of beach stuff onboard. Very dry ride and handles superb. Pops up on the plane quickly too. It was cheap but I am v pleased with it. I even like the mad tubes.....
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