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Old 03 June 2010, 15:04   #1
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your thought on this rib, as anyone on here got one and if so wot do you think of it cheers
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Old 04 June 2010, 04:59   #2
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Hello there!

IN this country, Seapros are retailed (exclusivly) by Bill Hingham Marine, who above all are reputed for very high prices!! Lastv month or possible the month before that, there was a review of this boat with an optimax 115 i think, in Rib international mag, AFAIAA it seemed to get a fairly strong review. The writer seemed to think that it was a sturdy way of getting a reasonable starter rib for not much money. I cant remember details off hand, but when I am back home ion the next couple of days I will dig out the article for you.

The engine on the back is an ex. RNLI one, (from an Atlantic 75) so it should prove as reliable as any However, if I do recall correctly, some people who have had these engines in the past have had trouble finding the serial numbers on the engine, I think this may have been to do with the hose starting ports or something? (chewy correct me if I'm wroing)

Above all it should probably be a good package, not that I'm really a qualified expert on the subject

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Old 05 June 2010, 14:32   #3
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Hi Oliver, I have just ordered a Seapro from Bill Higham a 470 with an Evinrude 70 hp ex RNLI 2004 Model.
Hopefully it should be ready sometime next week. It would be nice if you could dig up that review on them as I have only seen one review in a seafishing magazine, that also gave a good write up about the Seapro.

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Hi Steve,

Here it is:

It's not hugely exciting, in fact I wouldn't be too surprised if it was word-perfectly identical to the one you've already seen, since my boat was used as a demo-model, I try to keep abreast of any reviews of it, and I have seen two if not more reviews of it that are all exactly the same down to the captions for the photos!!

Anyway, from what the review says it appears a solid boat as long as it has some seating!!

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Hi Steve,

Here it is:

It's not hugely exciting, in fact I wouldn't be too surprised if it was word-perfectly identical to the one you've already seen, since my boat was used as a demo-model, I try to keep abreast of any reviews of it, and I have seen two if not more reviews of it that are all exactly the same down to the captions for the photos!!

Anyway, from what the review says it appears a solid boat as long as it has some seating!!

Oliver
Hi Oliver i got rib in september 2009 the ribs are pritty basic seating wise butt for the price of them there not a bad rib, iv been out in choppy water a few times now and you dont get to wet,and as it said in the review they are pritty niffty, cheers for the review.
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However, if I do recall correctly, some people who have had these engines in the past have had trouble finding the serial numbers on the engine, I think this may have been to do with the hose starting ports or something? (chewy correct me if I'm wroing)
Not sure to be honest, the warm up intakes are at the bottom of the leg.
I can't think of anything that would have got in the wat of the serial numbers?
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Thanks for that Oliver, not sure what year that review was written, but now, there are optional upgrades you can have on the rib extra seating and jockey console etc. At least it wasn't a negative review apart from the seating.

Many thanks for that,

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http://www.seaproboat.co.uk/pdf/P92-...0Test.indd.pdf

http://www.seaproboat.co.uk/pdf/P94_...0Test.indd.pdf

This is the review from the seafishing magazine Oliver.
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The sign writing looks great especially on the white hull. Like the name by the way.
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