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Old 14 May 2009, 04:37   #21
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You'll actually notice that my 'digging' is mostly in response to Twim's 'bigging'.
Ribeye ribs are not rubbish, but they are a medium vee, mass produced boat of average quality. Ribeye Ribs are not particularly cheap, therefore I don't understand why a buyer would opt for one over and above other brands.

A superior brand with a similar spec and lay out could be bought for similar money and have a stronger residual.
A little bit of advice for you. Read the posts on this thread carefully and learn from them. It'll do you some good.

Another tip is to carefully look at some of your postings a way back (in another name?) which does somwhat contradict your current statement that "Ribeye ribs are not rubbish"

You're in a bit of pickle now aren't you? You'd love to carry on slating them, but realise plenty of people on here either other than me either have them or quite like them.

Best to quieten down now, dont you think?
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Old 14 May 2009, 04:40   #22
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I know the digging - I've seen the original thread!

My budget was 16k for a second hand boat (ideally something with no more than 150 hours and in really nice condition) and I've now revised that budget to maybe 25k for new or very nearly new. I am not going to drive to Ireland to get one either.

Strictly leisure - nice weather only, with the family.

6m is ideal, 6.5 slightly better still. Jockeys up front, bench at the back - 4 stroke engine.

If that was the criteria (which it is) what else should I look at?

I've seen a Cobra Nautique in Anglesey that looks interesting....

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With a 25k budget, you have plenty of options. Perhaps you're stereotyping brands a little. Most manufacters build to a customers spec'. If this is inclined towards the leisure end of the market, that's how it's fitted out. Stripy,squidgy seats can be fitted to any hull type.
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Old 14 May 2009, 04:44   #23
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Are there particular RIB manufacturers you recommend I look at?
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Old 14 May 2009, 04:51   #24
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I am not going to drive to Ireland to get one either.
No-one does!
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Old 14 May 2009, 04:56   #25
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Here you go, been forsale for a while so you could chip him on the price

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F183219

Even Mollers would like this one
I've sent them an email..... thanks for the spot.

7.5 is a big boat for a first-timer maybe?
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Old 14 May 2009, 04:59   #26
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Are there particular RIB manufacturers you recommend I look at?
Cobra.
Scorpion.
Ribtec.
Some Ribcraft and Osprey Ribs come in squidgy spec.
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Old 14 May 2009, 05:38   #27
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There's a Cobra here (although it's miles away)

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F199618

Nice engine....
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There's a Cobra here (although it's miles away)

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F199618

Nice engine....
Yep, nice rig. You might prefer a 4stroke being a leesurely kinda guy.
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Old 14 May 2009, 06:22   #29
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Yes my preference is for 4 stroke - but I'm not going to add to the fathomless pit of debate on 4 or 2!
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There's a Cobra here (although it's miles away)

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F199618

Nice engine....
Seen that before, isn't it someone from here

Here you go post 5

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ighlight=cobra
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