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Old 08 February 2010, 13:55   #1
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So what makes some ribs better than others.?

Well since being a member of the forum I have now seen many many ribs .

All have a grp hull seats consul and tubes.
Some engines are larger than others.

So what makes some ribs better than others.
I don't think quality is the word here as if the finish was scabby you would not buy it anyway.

All the grp finishes look the same to me.

So what else makes Quality ? with the exception of engines.
And why such a varying price .?

As you can see from above it's obvious I know nothing about ribs.
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Deep V hull, well balanced so it doesn't land too heavily on the stern.
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Some have Osprey written on them.
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...and others RIBCRAFT
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And the very best have Humber written on them..................there again I might be accused of being a little biased on that one!
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And the very best have Humber written on them..................there again I might be accused of being a little biased on that one!
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Only if they've over-written the Osprey.
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Seemed like a sensible question to me. Any chance of an informative answer?
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Depends on what you want to do with the Rib I'd think.

Cruising the Solent in fine weather at high speed requires a different boat to crossing oceans in any weather.

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Depends on what you want to do with the Rib I'd think.

Cruising the Solent in fine weather at high speed requires a different boat to crossing oceans in any weather.

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O.k. lets say a 6 mtr rib no trailer no engine.
Does a name make one rib more expensive than another. if so Why ??

I think there all made in the same way..

non commercial pleasure use only .....
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