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Old 05 September 2009, 01:43   #11
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PBS usually post very good offers on humbers on this forum, usually around 15k!
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Old 05 September 2009, 10:50   #12
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From what I understand it is better than Hypalon although possibly difficult to repair. Fantastic boat though and its already registered in Belgium
Which is why the majority of RIB builders use hypalon.
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Old 05 September 2009, 15:41   #13
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not to have this turn into a discussion on Hypalon - but I would prefer Hypalon.
There's some nice Bombard boats for sale in France to, but I read some PVC horror stories and I'm a bit scared of it.

The boat is always outsite here, covered but still outdoor all year (garden next to the house)

If someone has a suggestion for a small boat that can seat 4 people and it MUST go on a 1400kg trailer (fully loaded), then please send it to me.

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Old 07 September 2009, 03:44   #14
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Bombard are absolutely not in the same league. You cannot compare them to XS. They are shallow hulled, lightly built "blue water" type boats. They are not made for navigating any distance in rough seas. They used to build good sibs though.
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my wife does not like the concept of jockey seats (yet). She more likes a sundeck and lots of storage space (and a wide stable boat)

we don't go out on the sea right now, and I would guess that a 6+ meter bombard would do to. (I'd prefer an Osprey but my $ don't agree)

difficult choices. Humber looks quite nice to, and more affordable.
Let me do some more homework on that one.

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Old 09 September 2009, 05:01   #16
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What exactly do you want to use it for? If you're going out on lakes with the family then a Valient might be a better idea. Their not tough work boats but the're more suited to family pottering around. Not all boats are made to do the same things. When you start looking to the likes of Ribcraft it's because you need a tough boat IMO.
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what will it be used for... a very difficult question.

Right now, going out on the lakes (Italy, France) and bigger rivers in the Netherlands. Eventually Croatie on the sea.

I never had the guts to go on the nothsea before., I lack the right boat and experience.
We have 2 kids (10 and 8 y). I do want a boat that can seat them safely.

Therefore, I was looking at the jockey seats. The kids love waves and splashes, tight turns etc. Therefore I think a rib would be best to.

I have been looking at the Bombard SB640, priced here (new) around 26000 euro with trailer and 115pk engine. The weight is an issue, I won't have the big car I have today to pull it all.

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Old 09 September 2009, 06:14   #18
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A 6m Solent (http://www.solentribs.com/) might suit you. They are well geared to family usage, the hull is a performance one which will go quick with less horse power and it's a good sea going boat if you decide to take it to the North Sea. A good all round family thrills/cruising boat. The major disadvantage is that it's not that stable at rest.
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I have looked at the Solent before, there's a reseller in France.
However I found then rather expensive - prices there ranged from 27000 euro and up for second hand (demo) crafts.

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