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Old 11 October 2005, 11:27   #1
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Hi
Iam looking to upgrde my humber 4.5 to a solent 6.5.

has anyone got a solent rib and what do u think?
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Old 11 October 2005, 14:37   #2
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Steve

Was it you I saw a few weeks back on the way into Lymington? I was in the yellow boat with the grey tubes.

Great dry boat with excellent acceleration with an opti 150 - and good fuel ecomony. I use mine all year round and am happy to go out in most weather. Arrange a demo with Lee - I think that you will be sold on them.

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Old 11 October 2005, 15:01   #3
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Richard
Hi

yes you r right twas I

I have sold the humber (sorry to see it go as it was agreat boat)

just trying to get as much info on the solent ribs

Thanks for the chat that day.

when I get the rib I might see you out and about

In the mean time Iam ribless

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Old 11 October 2005, 17:33   #4
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Iam looking to upgrde my humber 4.5 to a solent 6.5.

has anyone got a solent rib and what do u think?
We're going to be biaised because of investing in a Solent 6.5 but Merlin has meant many more fantastic trips in great comfort, speed and safety!
Locally, Brucehawkser has one also and Tim Griffin (6.9); not forgetting Simmons O (6m diesel).

Merlin feels like a performance boat yet handles the rough stuff quite happily. Almost 200 hours up and still grinning. Give us a shout if you're down this way and we'll give you a spin.
(Mention Paul's name to Lee and see him go quite pale in the face )

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Old 11 October 2005, 18:14   #5
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. Give us a shout if you're down this way and we'll give you a spin.


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Old 11 October 2005, 18:17   #6
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Just cos you lost a molar on Merlin wasn't down to P's driving but your attempts to read a GPS at 54 knots.

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Old 12 October 2005, 03:27   #7
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Thanks for the posative replies.

lets hope Lee will do a good deal!!

thye next problem is what engine

2 or 4 stroke

Iam thinking of the suzi 140 or honda 150

wife dont like noise

Iam not a speed merchant (yet)

any comments?

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Old 12 October 2005, 03:33   #8
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If she don't like noise then a 4 stroke is a good option (I used to love our 4-s for that very reason.) Andre & Bogib were also singing the praises of Andre's Verado on Monday nite. All they could hear was the telltale allegedly!!!

However I now like the feedback from the E Tec and it's relatively quiet also.

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Locally, Brucehawkser has one also and Tim Griffin (6.9); not forgetting Simmons O (6m diesel).

Merlin feels like a performance boat yet handles the rough stuff quite happily. Almost 200 hours up and still grinning. Give us a shout if you're down this way and we'll give you a spin.
(Mention Paul's name to Lee and see him go quite pale in the face )

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Don't mention Pauls name as poor old Lee is still recovering from that sale
If you look at Merlin and see all the bling on her you will know why. I think Paul was at the hangar more that the laminators during Merlins build. They are an excellent boat quite a few training schools are buying them now because of their handling , speed and quality and we don't spend are money easily when we are looking for a training boat. Merlin has already done some epic journey's in his/her ? short life and looks ace. Simmo's rib is also fantastic one of the smallest with a diesel and fast from all accounts . Give Lee a bell and arrange a visit or blag a ride on Merlin I think you will be impressed.
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....wife dont like noise...any comments?
Buy her some ear defenders...they'll keep her lugs warm too.


Which reminds me.....if you could relocate any part of a woman's body, which bits would you move?





Put her ears onto her hips.
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