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Old 29 January 2012, 16:42   #1
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Small/smallest ribs ?

Hello,
Wondered if anyone could help me ? I am a sailing man going from being a diver some years ago when I had a decent Humber to get me to dive sites. I have a reasonable sized sailing boat heavy displacement and as my children are getting to an age when they can come on board I would like a rib as a tender with say a 15/20 outboard to allow us to have a bit of fun with a biscuit etc. My boat whilst long is only 9' wide and so im looking for a rib about that size or say 2' longer as I would prob get away with about that wider than the main boat ! I even wondered if there was one out there that had a seperate chamber at the bow that could be let down when it is in the davitts ? Thought about this a lot as I would love to get them on board. Afriend of mine has just bought for a song a Grand rib with a 20hp motor,centre console the works which looks perfect but they seem scarce ?
Can anyone help me with a bit of advice ?
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Old 30 January 2012, 03:43   #2
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Hi Colin

I bought a brand new Europa Sport 3.3 last year and although a 15hp outboard was standard I bought a 20HP. I have used it 3 times and due to a move abroad (date to be confirmed) I am thinking of selling.

Let me know if you are interested.
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I would have thought that a sib would have been more appropriate - something like a Honwave T32IE
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Old 31 January 2012, 15:55   #4
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3D Tender do smart aluminium hull mini RIBs and they weigh bugger all.
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The aluminium TS310 from Ribeye takes a 15hp and meets your size requirements, just. It's aimed at the yottie market too, so no slagging at the Club bar or black scuffs on the Dubes...

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Article in rib mag before the current issue reviewing various small aluminium ribs.
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