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Old 25 October 2015, 20:59   #1
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Ribeye or???

Hi,

I'm new to RIBs and could really do with some sound advice.

From what I've researched I think I'm on for a RIB of about 4m. The ribeye ts400 seems about right in terms of capacity, teamed with a 20 Hp outboard. It will be used for coastal hopping, family days trips (up to four adults plus a few small kids max) fishing etc. Will be beached a lot. Almost certain I want RIB and not SIB or solid GRP boat or plastic boat such as a Terhi.

However, not knowing the marketplace I don't really know what other brands/RIBs are comparable/better.
Also, outboards. Mercury, Yamaha, Tohatsu, Suzuki... Is there a better make? I was going for Yam because the local guy is a dealer so might be better for service/repair but other brands are as much as 400 cheaper for the 20Hp tiller model!

I have about 4-5k to spend and already have VHF, life jackets etc.

Finally, could I roof-rack the 75kg Ribeye and boot a 20Hp engine?

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Old 26 October 2015, 03:12   #2
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In fact a Parson is about 700 cheaper than the Yam... For 20hp, that's a lot in my eyes...
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Old 26 October 2015, 03:25   #3
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See now I'm staying, for 2850 I could have a Seabrook 430HD and 20Hp Parson new, which would keep the wife happy, costs down and might be good enough???
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Stop. You are comparing totally different offerings. Tell us what you want to do, where you want to do it, why you think a rib is the right tool and how much experience you have and you'll get better advice.
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I'm selling this one...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/151846627615
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Tell us what you want to do, where you want to do it, why you think a rib is the right tool and how much experience you have and you'll get better advice.
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It will be used for coastal hopping, family days trips (up to four adults plus a few small kids max) fishing etc. Will be beached a lot. Almost certain I want RIB and not SIB or solid GRP boat or plastic boat such as a Terhi.
4 adults and few kids. Personally I vote for whisper offer (famous quality - low budget)
Still not sure it even fit 4 adults and few kids
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OK - slowing down...

It's for a few family days out in the summer, mostly North Norfolk. Shallow waters, sandy beaches, limited windows to get in/out.

Will I ever tow skiers/doughnuts? Not for a few years but maybe one day. Is mostly a leisure craft to get our around the coast quickly and safely.

Will normally be 2 adults, 2 kids, but might be a few more on calm days if we take some friends.

Don't want to spend because it will only get 4-6 outings a year and is more a run about than a full time hobby.

Thanks for the link Whisper, and don't take offence, but once bitten twice shy in the second hand OB market - a 16 year old outboard is not for me. I'd rather buy everything new TBH and then I know what I have.

20HP is fine for a good few years. Yes, I'd like the flexibility to tow or go out in slightly rougher seas but for the next few years I think calm and slow is likely the way... this is what had me get excited by perhaps considering a SIB and Parsun rather than a Ribeye and Yam...
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Thanks for the link Whisper, and don't take offence, but once bitten twice shy in the second hand OB market - a 16 year old outboard is not for me. I'd rather buy everything new TBH and then I know what I have.
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Definitely DONT buy a Parson then.

If you need to get it on a roof rack then I don't think any RIB big enough for 4 people will be suitable.
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I don't 'need' to get in on a roof rack and I've had trailered (speed) boats before but was wondering how feasible/realistic using the roofrack only was...

Thanks... I know I sound quite confused in this thread - but genuinely confused myself and trying to find the most cost effective solution that is a summer recreation boat rather than all-singing-all-dancing CAT B power boat...

5.5k seemed too high for the Ribeye + Yam... but if that's the best bet then perhaps I can stretch... 3k seems much more manageable.

I'm pretty set on new though which i know is limiting myself considerably and perhaps foolish.
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I used in 2014 HONWAVE T38 IE2 + HONDA BF20.
There are many people here use such combo.
Just ask in SIB subforum.
It was for Family 2+3 but kids were smaller and there were about 30 - 35 kg each.



To fit them I bought 2 ZODIAC inflatable seats and made some construction for them

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