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Old 08 October 2004, 13:29   #1
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Rimini Ribs

Looks like I have sold my faithful searider. Does anyone know anything, good or bad, about Rimini Ribs?
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Old 08 October 2004, 13:35   #2
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Don't know anything about Rimini RIBs, I'm afraid, but glad to see you're in the market for a new RIB! When I realised you'd sold your searider I was getting worried that the Treasure Hunt cruise had put you off! Whatever you end up buying, look forward to seeing it at the next TH cruise!
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Old 08 October 2004, 13:37   #3
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Only bad I am afraid,I looked at buying one and was strongly advised not to buy one by the editorial team of RIB international.
A colleague of mine bought it and sold it on for a profit,it was fine for about 3 weeks then one of the tubes split.
I have seen them for sale quite cheap for long periods,I dont think you would be impressed with the ride after your searider but have never actually tried one so dont know for sure.
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Old 08 October 2004, 14:54   #4
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On the contrary Louise decided to get a bigger one so we can be seen the big boys? We would like to stay until the end of the next treasure hunt!!
Thanks Tim just seen one on Ebay and wondered why no-one was bidding for it?
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I used to have one and it would be a step back from your searider. Terrible into a head sea and very wet with a following sea.

Buy a Coastline brilliant soft riding hull.

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On the contrary Louise decided to get a bigger one so we can be seen the big boys? We would like to stay until the end of the next treasure hunt!!
Thanks Tim just seen one on Ebay and wondered why no-one was bidding for it?
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good advice. Now only how big cos my Seahawk 2 is still available if you are interested
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Old 09 October 2004, 14:19   #7
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Tell me more about your boat Andre? Expect it will be a little too big to tow with our Camper?
Going to look at something called a "Batt Boat" tomorrow in Southampton which is apparently an Italian Rib, anyone heard of them, wont hold my breath waiting for information
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If you don't want Andre's rib then don't mess about get yourself a bigger sea rider
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Sorry Rogue Wave but perhaps it would be best if Andre speaks for himself and tells me the spec of his Seahawk before I make a decision???
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Tell me more about your boat Andre? Expect it will be a little too big to tow with our Camper?
Going to look at something called a "Batt Boat" tomorrow in Southampton which is apparently an Italian Rib, anyone heard of them, wont hold my breath waiting for information
Look up ribs for sale and see the full spec. Up to date about 65 hours on the clock only

If you are interested then the best is to go out to sea so you would have to come to Littlehampton.
If you want the minimum size rib for serious cruising then a 6.3 diesel is your answer. This is not a racing rib and 32 knots is the max speed. Comfortable cruising speed 26/28 knots and will the cost of the red diesel you can't go wrong.

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the Batt rib is a typical med rib and not too sure if the best for our waters and weather conditions

PS: Off to LAmpton now for a bit of ribbing. Will probably get wet
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