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Old 08 April 2005, 08:44   #11
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Size matters but not as much as quality does .
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Old 08 April 2005, 08:55   #12
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ADS, there.........

...ain't many about - a bit lick rocking horse s.h.i.t really. If you happen to see the Med II which, I think I know anyway - would you do me a faor and pop a note on it with my telephone number (see PM). ?
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Old 08 April 2005, 08:56   #13
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Hold on a minute.........

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...........I thought we were talking about RIBS
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Old 08 April 2005, 09:14   #14
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Phil, off topic but did you ever come up with an inflatable alternative to a duck punt?
Hi Alan! Yes, I bought an Avon RibLite 3.1m which folds into a bag and goes in the back of an estate car. Got a couple of transom launching wheels the other day and about to get a Yammie 8hp 2-stroke. Cracking little boat!

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Old 08 April 2005, 09:22   #15
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Phil, I know you well enough.....

..........to know you'll have done your research, so, why 2 stroke and not four ?
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Old 08 April 2005, 09:36   #16
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so, why 2 stroke and not four ?
Simply a question of weight. The Yam's 27kg, which is quite heavy enough to lump up and down a greasy slipway; the 8/9.9hp 4-strokes all come in at 37kg+, which is the same as that Yammie 15 you had on your 3.8 inflatable - bit of a lump. Added to which of course I don't have to worry about laying it down on the correct side in the car and all the tedium that entails. I think 4-stroke engines in the small horsepower categories are pretty much a waste of time unless the boat's sat in the water permanently.
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If and when you do decide to buy a bigger Rib are you keeping the Ribcraft or selling, How long have you had the boat, Got any pics.
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The difference of 10 kilos..........

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Simply a question of weight. The Yam's 27kg, which is quite heavy enough ; the 8/9.9hp 4-strokes all come in at 37kg+,
......to most normal folk would not make that much of a difference, however for P D it's quite a lot when one considers his size, although for a chap who sleeps in a shoe box and uses a matchbox as a briefcase, he's quite strong really
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If and when you do decide to buy a bigger Rib are you keeping the Ribcraft or selling, How long have you had the boat, Got any pics.
Selling the ribcraft, which we have owned from new May 2004 but in no rush to sell until we find the right Rib for us.
I know Ribcraft are well built Ribs and they have a five year warranty but there so expensive I was quoted 27k for a 6.5m 6 pod seats. There must be other alternatives with similar build quality.
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Mike,

Have you looked at XS-ribs, they have now established themselves and I have heard nothing but good things abouts them. Alternatively, search for them on here as there are now at least 5 Rib net members owning them.

Barnet Marine, XS-Ribs


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