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Old 24 July 2016, 05:18   #1
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Selva Ribs

I am potentially looking for a 6m + rib as a family boat,there a couple of 2nd hand SELVA 660 ribs for sale which seem to offer good value (twin engines and good price) what are the collective thoughts on Selva brand Ribs and engines ?
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Old 24 July 2016, 05:39   #2
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If this is the one with twin 50s that is a lot of boat with not a lot of engine?

What do you want twins for? The merits of them have been discussed a lot over the years so have a look.

I have seen a selva but not sure if it was a 660, maybe a bit less. It seemed adequate build quality wise but nothing to write home about.

if you have a budget in mind then perhaps something else can be recommended depening on what and where you are using this for? It maybe the selva is ideal for you but worth exploring options.

Selva engines are just yamaha so no issues there.
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Old 24 July 2016, 07:51   #3
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yes its the one with the twin 50's. Its a big boat and I understand that 2x50hp is not the same as 1x100hp. What does attract me to twin engines is redunancy, I am planning on using on the East coast with my family and the idea of the inbuilt redunancy does appeal.
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But its only redundancy if everything is independant. So independ batteries, independ fuel. Some would say fuel filled up at different places per tank!

But with redundancy comes:
- Extra Weight
- Extra Service Costs
- Twice as likely to have a fault. (Makes you believe you need the redundancy more!) And so twice as likely you don't actually go out because you wont head off with just one engine working
- Higher fuel costs

Redundancy appeals to me too, but I think I will stick with the plan of using an aux until I start using the boat places that if something breaks I will die while trying to start the aux ;-)
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Redundancy appeals to me too,
Not as much as it appeals to your boss!
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I recall seeing some footage of a Selva struggling to get onto the plane. It stood almost vertical before getting over the "hump". Not sure if it was a 600. You would be advised to check.
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Not as much as it appeals to your boss!
Sadly not... That would be quite a profitable manoeuvre for me !
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