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Old 04 October 2006, 01:23   #1
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I,m looking a buying a used rib big enough to cart my family round in(no cabin).
Needs to be about 7-8m. I live in the Channel Islands so the water gets a bit lively. Any recomendations?
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Probably a scorpion is your best bet, smooth ride, and most have good seat layouts.

Your best bet is to look through on something like boats and outboards and see if you can find something you like, and then post the link here, and ask for peoples opinions on that boat
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Old 04 October 2006, 03:23   #3
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I have seen this Cobra, but not sure about the usage of the decals
What do u think?
http://www.ancasta.com/boatResults.a...mages#pos20483
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Also this scorpion looks a sensible boat
http://www.yachtworld.com/privatelab...searchtype=buy
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OK if you're a mathematician or an accountant, I suppose!
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Also this scorpion looks a sensible boat
http://www.yachtworld.com/privatelab...searchtype=buy
Buy it. Don't delay, it will go very quickly at that price.
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The Scorpion lis lovely, i've been on it....but the Cobra at ancasta looks like something a bit special. Or is my vision jaded LOL
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I,m looking a buying a used rib big enough to cart my family round in(no cabin).
Needs to be about 7-8m. I live in the Channel Islands so the water gets a bit lively. Any recomendations?
We have a couple of 5 seat BananaSharks for sale at the moment, let me know if you want a demo!
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The Scorpion lis lovely, i've been on it....but the Cobra at ancasta looks like something a bit special. Or is my vision jaded LOL
Is it this one?

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Old 04 October 2006, 08:02   #11
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Tony

how much you got to spend?

what have you tried?

what are you looking for in a rib?

little more info and ill try and help

buy in the depth of winter or when its pissing it down and all the owner can see is 6 months worth of bills, then you can screw the price. if you want to spend 20Kish you can look at ribs for 30K there will be one that needs the money you can bet your life on it

look at 8.1m http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...age_page_3.htm
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Ancaster are seemingly determined to stop people emailing links to boats for sale. Or their web design team are so clueless that they don't think it's important!

Anyway, there only seems to be one Cobra on their books at the moment, so the best option is just do a search for Cobra at www.ancasta.co.uk

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Old 04 October 2006, 10:19   #13
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Ok
looking to spend min 25000 max 27500,no more than 2 years old, big enough to carry 6-8 people in comfort as far as France (and back). As for the rest....as much as i can get for my cash!!ooh a trailer is always handy. I do have around 30000 but it is going to cost me nearly a 1000 to get it back to Guernsey
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1000 to get it to you ill bring it for half that you can get a nice inboard for that money just wait a few months did you look at that scorp in lymington?
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The scorp in at lymington looks lovely, (38000) but the one here is better value i think. The price to get a rib here, is priced on commodore shipping on a trailer..>:o(
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HAVE A WORD WITH YOURSELF ill go with you for free from anywhere you buy a rib, dont pay just drive it. i bet you could get that rib for under 30k in 2 or 3 months dont buy anything yet the season is over now your best to wait dont you think? buy the trailer in france.
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From all you guys vast experience do u think a 2 year old 8.1m Scorpion is better or worse in terms of build quality and boat for for your bucks, than a 1 year old 8.5m cobra?
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From all you guys vast experience do u think a 2 year old 8.1m Scorpion is better or worse in terms of build quality and boat for for your bucks, than a 1 year old 8.5m cobra?

Without question. Cobra's are nice RIB's, well fitted out and appealing for leisure use. They are medium V hulls however and just not as capable as a Scorpion when the going gets rougher. My thoughts are based on the performance of a friend's Cobra 7.5 on the same cruises in company as my Scorpion 7.5m. I could make better and more comfortable progress than the Cobra in any conditions. If I were in your shoes I wouldn't think twice about buying the Scorp.
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Scorpion is the beter hull you will love the ride.
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I've been studying the Cobra rib at Ancasta and it has a rough looking seal on the console. Is this right for a one year old Rib?
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