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Old 24 September 2012, 14:46   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
As Nasher said as you get bigger ...

7.5m RIB - servicing was about 500 a year, mid river mooring was 800 ( and that was cheap) , insurance 350 , and I never even worked out petrol - but 7 just to get the mile and a bit from the mooring to the sea ( and 7 back ! ) . LIft and store for winter another 500 ( winterise , de winterise etc etc ) ....

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Old 24 September 2012, 17:46   #12
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Country: UK - England
Town: Thame
Make: Ribcraft 585
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 140
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 174
The Caravan park from Nasher sounds like good value. Can you share the details, or is it a secret?

I am new to ribbing this year, and have found the launching / recovery easier than I feared. The towing is not too bad either, but I live around 100 miles from the sea, and the car uses a lot of fuel on the way! It normally does 40 mpg , but this is slugged to about 26 when towing my 5.6m rib. So a caravan park not too far from the sea sounds good.....

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