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Old 15 February 2011, 16:11   #1
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Hi

I'm looking into getting a Rib

Main use is for exploring the bay
Fishing (pulling out mackrel basically)
Towing toys/wake boards etc.

Needs to be easy to launch so were looking sub 5m ribs
Needs to be seaworthy as we cross a bar that can just kick up some big waves with no warning also the bay nrmaly has lots of ground swell so its not often we get flat calm conditions. were not planning to go out in very heavy conditions.
I have an advanced powerboat cert. and everyone using it is experienced PBL2

We have a boat so were experienced boaters and drive saftey cover for the sailing club so we dont want a 1st timers rib.

So far our shortlist is

Avon 4.7
Ribcraft 4.8
XS 460/500
Humber Assault 4.7

Any oppinions on the above would help also any other ribs worth researching.

Engines is another thing but thats for another time!

1st post by the way so be nice =P

thanks in advance
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Old 15 February 2011, 16:30   #2
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Hi

So far our shortlist is

Avon 4.7
Ribcraft 4.8
XS 460/500
Humber Assault 4.7

Any oppinions on the above would help also any other ribs worth researching.
Hi, and welcome

Whereabouts are you based? Cilgerran here (pretty much Cardigan, but on the Pembs side of the Teifi).

You'll find lots of useful advice here, and others will soon be along with their views, but for my two penneth worth, would also look at the Humber Destroyer - good sea boat. A low hours 5.3m has just been posted up for sale here if you were interested to see one.

If the 4.7 Avon is a searider, it's a very well liked boat here.....do a quick search

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Old 15 February 2011, 16:35   #3
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Hi Dan, see you tomorow night! lol
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LOL Dan - looks like he's "on yer doorstep Mat"
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LOL Dan - looks like he's "on yer doorstep Mat"
Ha....thought he sounded familiar....Mat is our newest crewman in the shed (and an RYA sailing instructor)....s'pose i'll have to watch what I say now
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....s'pose i'll have to watch what I say now
I know what you mean - I dread the day someone round here walks up and says "Oi, you're that tw@t on RIBnet!"

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How about the Osprey 5.15. A proper introduction to serious boating with the benefit of being able to take up to a 65hp.

Or else a Ribtec 455?
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Or else a Ribtec 455?
Only 65? My tornado 5.1 is happy with a 90
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Only 65? My tornado 5.1 is happy with a 90
Ah, more efficient hull design y'see. You get greater fuel efficiency from the smaller engine whilst still managing to attain the same speeds.
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Ah, more efficient hull design y'see. You get greater fuel efficiency from the smaller engine whilst still managing to attain the same speeds.
makes little difference with a bunch of large divers + gear and a helm, HP is HP.
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