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Old 07 September 2010, 22:18   #11
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My local sailing club bought a brand new humber assault 5m with a new honda 40 4stroke and think the package (minus a trailer as we didnt need one) was around the 8.5k mark. That was for a brand new rib and new honda engine. I know the assault isnt the best sea boat out there but for us it was an improvement on the 4.65m avon seasport we had and most members prefer it to the 4m seariders we also have. It could be that its just bigger and still shiney.

Im not sure how the assault would compare to the tornado's you have, they are in a different class i think.

For that money i think you could do a deal with most rib manufacturers for a new boat circa 5m with outboard.
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Old 08 September 2010, 03:46   #12
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the VSR is a very maneuverable boat, but rather light and subject to getting blown about a bit. The RYA designed console is good though, its good for coaching and judge work.
I'd get a Tornado 585 with twin inline seats and a decent tow post on the end of the stern seat as per the old RYA owned boats, they need more power than the VSR but don't get blown about. Its what I want if I had some where to keep it since the redbay's gone.
The Tornado 4.8 is a good teaching/safety boat but can feel small especially in the exposed areas of the solent.
As your close to RYA Hamble, might be worth asking the rib fleet manager (Ed) if they are rotating any of the fleet.
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Old 08 September 2010, 04:22   #13
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Its what I want if I had some where to keep it since the redbay's gone.
I saw your old Redbay recently - apparently she's had a good season.
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Old 08 September 2010, 04:35   #14
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Glad to hear she is being used, she wasn't down here with me, I find myself doing race mark laying / safety these days and she was too big for that.
Pity to see her gone she's a lovely sea boat, but she deserved to be used.
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Old 08 September 2010, 05:20   #15
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Greetings
the VSR is a very maneuverable boat, but rather light and subject to getting blown about a bit. The RYA designed console is good though, its good for coaching and judge work.
I'd get a Tornado 585 with twin inline seats and a decent tow post on the end of the stern seat as per the old RYA owned boats, they need more power than the VSR but don't get blown about. Its what I want if I had some where to keep it since the redbay's gone.
The Tornado 4.8 is a good teaching/safety boat but can feel small especially in the exposed areas of the solent.
As your close to RYA Hamble, might be worth asking the rib fleet manager (Ed) if they are rotating any of the fleet.
James
Thanks Jelly,

Hadn't thought about the RYA.

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Old 08 September 2010, 05:21   #16
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Anyone any experience of a Ribcraft 545?
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Old 08 September 2010, 13:29   #17
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I owned a Ribcraft 545 for 3 years (about 5 years ago) Had a 90 Mercury 2 stroke on the back. Was absolutely a fantastic boat for me. Used in the Solent and rode like a boat much bigger than it is. Even went on a weekend trip to Alderney which it handled fantasticly. Only sold it when the kids 1st came along and put a dampner on ribbing for a few years but sold it for almost what I had paid for it 3 years earlier, GREAT boat in my opnion.
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Old 14 September 2010, 15:37   #18
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Well,

They went with an RS RIB from RIB Shop.

I'll let you know what it's like when its delivered.
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Old 14 September 2010, 15:43   #19
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Old 21 September 2010, 14:17   #20
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Humber gave our club 30% discount for buying direct from them last january-
5m assault 2 man sport console,navy tubes, over pressure relief valves,steering,screen etc
4500 plus vat. brand new and was built to order in our choice of colours.
40 honda 2010 model with FI form pembrokeshire yachts (pirate boats) 3500 plus vat
breakback trailer brand new CLH trailers St Clears Pembrokeshire 1000 inc vat
New 60 honda is bloody expensive though
I'd buy a Yam if looking for a 60, Yamaha will do a special discount for sailing clubs.
Weather Humber would discount a destroyer by 30% though I don't know.
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