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Old 05 July 2005, 01:50   #1
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Shopping my first boat

Hi all
Im hoping for some tips on what to look for in my first used rib(which will also be my first boat). I have about $10,000CAN($6500EUR) to spend on a boat with no motor. I would like somthing around 5.5 to 6 metres in length.
If anyone has links or info regarding the different components of ribs and their pros and cons it would be much appreciated. Also what to whatch out for in a used rib.
I plan on using my rib for diving fishing and exploring and would love the ability to beach it. A few boats Ive been looking at:Bombard 550DB, Hurricane 530 and a 533. All are for sale on inflatableboatsales.com
Once again any feedback or resources much appreciated.
Kman
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Old 05 July 2005, 02:56   #2
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Welcome to the forum. While you're waiting for other replies, have a read of this.

Good luck with your hunt for a RIB!
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Old 05 July 2005, 03:10   #3
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Hi there Kman glad to see another West Coast boater on here. Anyways I know both of those boats are great. The hurrican would be better in large seas but near powell river both boats are more than capable. Hope to hear how it goes. Happy boatin to ya
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Old 05 July 2005, 16:58   #4
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Thanks for the comments. That article was great. Hope to be launchin soon.
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