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Old 11 April 2008, 13:44   #1
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Round Uk Rib - Advice Wanted

I am about to buy a RIB to support an 18ft Hobie Catamaran sailing around mainland UK this summer
Please can i have advise on:

1. What is the best boat outboard combination for the job. Bear in mind that i will sell it in 12 months!

2. New V's Used - which is best?

3. On a new 785 Ribeye with a 250 Yamaha outboard, what discount can i expect?

4. Does anybody have the perfect boat for the job at a sensible price?
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Old 11 April 2008, 14:00   #2
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Hi, Finley and Welcome, Check out HERE a good all round Rib Ideal for the seas you could encounter, dealer maintained as I read it.
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Old 11 April 2008, 16:41   #3
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I think for a voyage like this I would prefer to be in something like this. The cheaper red diesel and its readily availability rather than petrol would also be a major consideration.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/LYM112

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Old 12 April 2008, 16:51   #4
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How about something hardy with a bit of shelter (soft-top) and a new engine... These things can really take a bit of weather.

Listed under Preowned Boats at www.redbayboats.com

I'm not sure what it's real value is, but it seems well specced. I'd be concerned too about the ready availability of petrol in some northern ports - but I guess you will have shore support in place! The boat shown should have a 180litre internal tank - that's a fair bit of mileage following a, erm, yacht?
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Old 12 April 2008, 19:04   #5
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I'd agree with Pete - petrol availability around parts of the UK is poor and a 7mtr/250 is going to drink a fair amount.

Having said that the PAC doesn't offer much shelter which I think you'll want - even if its just a big console/screen to keep the spray off.

The redbay with a diesel engine would be good.
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The redbay with a diesel engine would be good.
well, there is that 8.4 sterndrive for 42k
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Old 13 April 2008, 00:49   #7
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Finley,

Can you provide more details of your trip? Where are you starting from? Clockwise or anti clockwise? etc. Are you going to hug the Moray firth coast or cross from Rattray head?

Give me a shout if you need any shore support around the north east of Scotland by Peterhead - good place to come ashore in all weathers - marina for the rib, very sheltered and rock free beach with a compound for the cat. Next stop to the south is probably Stonehaven 35 miles or so away (pub next to slip!). Next stop along the Moray coast is probably Banff (40 miles at least?) Good marina and a small beach for the cat (friend there has a Hobie 16 and an 8.5 metre Humber. 30 ish miles further on from there is Findhorn which has excellent facilities for both boats. Lots of beaches in between all these but they are all exposed and generally difficult to get to.

Can probably help with logistics - keep enough spares for my own cat (hurri cane 5.9) to build it twice over plus all the tools (wire spicers, lathes etc) plus accomodation etc. My trailer will carry your cat if you need to get it out of the water and it will fit in my garage if you need to do any repair work. Also know sailmaker in Aberdeen - 10 years Scottish cat champ -Tornados & Hurricane 5.9s. Jackie fixes all our sails, tramps and covers.

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Can you provide more details of your trip? Where are you starting from? Clockwise or anti clockwise? etc. Are you going to hug the Moray firth coast or cross from Rattray head?
Richard, you can download the bumf here:

http://www.scuttlebut.org/forum/showthread.php?tid=89

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I think for a voyage like this I would prefer to be in something like this. The cheaper red diesel and its readily availability rather than petrol would also be a major consideration.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/LYM112

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How on earth can an old nail like that be worth 12k.

I like the powertrim though.
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Old 13 April 2008, 14:26   #10
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How on earth can an old nail like that be worth 12k. I like the powertrim though.
I agree, how do these boat manufacturers justify there prices, outrageous

Having been round the top of Scotland with a petrol powered rib I would choose diesel next time.

Whist I accept there isn't much protection on a rib, one of those hobbie things has even less.

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