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Old 16 July 2012, 15:43   #31
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I Been looking at the Redbay boats, they look nice and I think they would probably make the Channel islands in the right conditions
Absolutely 100%

With a Redbay the weakness is most certainly not the RIB
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Old 16 July 2012, 16:05   #32
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Good luck finding an engine! Bit of a short sighted comment, we're not great at manufacturing in the UK which is why we get the Chinese to do it for us, expect most of what you own is manufacturered in asia.
What's wrong with the BRITISH Seagull ?

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Old 16 July 2012, 16:17   #33
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What's wrong with the BRITISH Seagull ?

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Old 16 July 2012, 16:25   #34
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I have over 100 ribs on the Dry Stack (both small and large, commercial and leisure) and get to do most of the repairs, servicing, washing, etc. So have a bit of an insight into most makes and how reliable they are and easy to live with. So, taking a deep breath and realising I'm setting myself up to be sniped at, here's my thoughts for what their worth.

Starting at the top

Ribcraft, Scorpion, Redbay - all seem very well built and well suited to Solent conditions.

Stingher, Cobra, Ballistic - great looking ribs with no real build issues save some annoying finishing touches.

Solent, Avon, Ribeye, Humber - good family boats that often perform better that they look.

Everything else - you tend to get what you pay for.

Please note this is only personal experience and subject to lots of caviats (ie it depends what engine it has, how big it is, how old it is, what you want to use it for, etc). Also it depends what you like.

I have a 8m Humber and I like that fact that the control cables run from the console to the transome in an "on the deck" trunk - it make it very easy to work on. But if you want a beautiful family rib, you probably want all the control lines buried.

Hope that helps?????
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Old 16 July 2012, 17:32   #35
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Tornado of course.....because i have one! LoL. Now being built in the UK again
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Old 16 July 2012, 17:45   #36
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Which BWM do you have out of interest?

I got the deep sea 21, well that's what the sticker on side of console says anyhow, To b honest I bought her in a hurry, when there wasn't many other choices around, without having to travel to far, so I ended up with the already named Dragon hawk, I've spent most my time on hard boats chuggin along at 12kn maybe 16 with a big wave up ur ass looking in envy at rib'ers as they hold the surf. And i've seen them in sum pretty rough stuff holding very well, I've learned a lot more about rib's since joining here, and I think i'm happy with my hurried choice now, funny thing is i've never liked any bmw car, but i'm happy with my bwm boat.
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Old 16 July 2012, 18:10   #37
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I have over 100 ribs on the Dry Stack (both small and large, commercial and leisure) and get to do most of the repairs, servicing, washing, etc. So have a bit of an insight into most makes and how reliable they are and easy to live with. So, taking a deep breath and realising I'm setting myself up to be sniped at, here's my thoughts for what their worth.

Starting at the top

Ribcraft, Scorpion, Redbay - all seem very well built and well suited to Solent conditions.

Stingher, Cobra, Ballistic - great looking ribs with no real build issues save some annoying finishing touches.

Solent, Avon, Ribeye, Humber - good family boats that often perform better that they look.

Everything else - you tend to get what you pay for.

Please note this is only personal experience and subject to lots of caviats (ie it depends what engine it has, how big it is, how old it is, what you want to use it for, etc). Also it depends what you like.

I have a 8m Humber and I like that fact that the control cables run from the console to the transome in an "on the deck" trunk - it make it very easy to work on. But if you want a beautiful family rib, you probably want all the control lines buried.

Hope that helps?????
Missed XS also
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Old 16 July 2012, 18:22   #38
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one of the best looking and well made ribs I have seen was made in Poole by a company called Extreme they were hard boat makers and did it as a one off project. I'm sure you would have liked that one.

The owner of the company was too tight to put a good engine on it so it only had a Honda 90 which was a bit underpowered and overweight unfortunately.
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Old 16 July 2012, 18:40   #39
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Old 16 July 2012, 18:53   #40
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Wot u need is a vintage Humber seasafe.

Right. Serious time. My perfect rib is going to be the next nutter's worst nightmare.

There are enough of us out here will give you a spin. Personally i love my hull/engine combo, but the console has been bugging me from day 1. I've liked and loathed various bits of numerous ribs, but some of the likes are mutually eXclusive. Get out there, sample, then decide.

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