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Old 28 September 2008, 07:52   #1
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Right next one - 5.1m Narwhal

By the time I've actually bought a RIB we'll have covered every flaming one in the world

Next up is a 5.1m Narwhal with 60hp.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=330274890559

What are Narwhal's like? Can't imagine it would shift to well with just a 60hp?
Have to admit I'm a little smitten with what you've all told me about seariders so how do these compare?
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Old 28 September 2008, 12:04   #2
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The Narwhals are much lighter than a searider so generally arenít sold with big engines, previously we had one with a 60hp - was alright but did leave you wanting more. We upgraded to a 100Hp which, to be honest the boat couldnít take although the manual said it would be fine.

The lightness also makes them a bit less hardcore and donít really handle the chop compared with a Searider.
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Old 28 September 2008, 12:20   #3
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The early '90s Narwhal 5.0/5.2 RIBs performed quite well with low power - they have a mediumish Vee hull. I've skiied comfortably behind a 5.2 with a 3 cyl 50 Yam, carrying 4 adults on board
That one may be a good buy for the money - a little bit of tidying up that shouldn't cost too much. New toobs are a big advantage as Narwhal originals are PVC (or some other proprietary brand which is another name for PVC ) Clamshell Merc 60 was never the most exhilerating outboard, but would probably be ok on that hull.
They're not as 'hardcore' as a Searider, but a lot more roomy, with a flat GRP moulded deck.
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Old 28 September 2008, 13:54   #4
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The Boat With new tubes trailer and engine we are getting better, however be aware that is an old engine. They stopped supplying them about 90/91 time.

The Seller Ask Nos 42 to have a look at Riverbankcollectables from Norfolk. I don't know if its Dodgy Dan but tread carefully,

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20792
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Old 28 September 2008, 17:16   #5
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Thanks for the info lads.
Pete, thanks for the heads up. Stuff like that has always turned me away from buying on ebay before.
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The Boat With new tubes trailer and engine we are getting better, however be aware that is an old engine. They stopped supplying them about 90/91 time.

The Seller Ask Nos 42 to have a look at Riverbankcollectables from Norfolk. I don't know if its Dodgy Dan but tread carefully,

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20792
I don't think that's him-couldn't be certain though. It looks too eloquent for him. Give him a ring and ask who you're speaking to

Motor is as Pete said, at newest 1991.
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