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Old 09 September 2015, 08:54   #11
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However my 1860s property is swallowing up more money than boats at the moment by factors of ten or more...
Phew! I'm glad someone's found something more expensive than boating!

Luckily It's just me and the Mrs at the moment so I don't have the problem of many people trying to move around!
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Old 09 September 2015, 09:05   #12
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Do not discount the Valiant DR490. If you can get one with the console pushed well forward they are not a bad wee boat.
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Old 09 September 2015, 09:18   #13
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Thanks mick.
So I've got the
SR4,
Humber variants,
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ribcraft 4.8.

What do people think of XS? the XS460 in particular? No idea of pricing, but I've at least been out in a 650 at last years boat show...
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Old 09 September 2015, 09:26   #14
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If you can stretch size wise, the Ribcraft 4.8 is a capable little boat, if you can find one.
Sure is!...
A well built sub 5m Rib that comes with a Bilge and option of inbuilt fuel tank (allthough not unique)is pretty much a rarity too
There is a DVD of some doing the round Britain a few years back if you need to see what they can do.
You're main problem would getting a good example without selling a Body part!
Matt h was looking for 2yrs before getting his little Belter recently.
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Thanks mick.
So I've got the
SR4,
Humber variants,
Valiant DR490
ribcraft 4.8.

What do people think of XS? the XS460 in particular? No idea of pricing, but I've at least been out in a 650 at last years boat show...
I'd recommend you Get down to the Boat show and give em a trial!
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Old 09 September 2015, 09:32   #16
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had a good look at xs good boats barnet marine supply them prices on there i think there's a construction video on the site if not on YouTube
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Old 09 September 2015, 09:44   #17
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I'd recommend you Get down to the Boat show and give em a trial!
I know, I can't make it this year though
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Old 09 September 2015, 10:04   #18
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I am of the opinion that some of the ribs that are on the market at present are poorly balanced. I believe them to be too stern heavy. That is why I qualified my comments about the DR 490. When I first got my rib the console was too far back which meant it was a pig in a head sea (unless a lot of weight was added to the bow locker). I have since re-built this boat with a new humber style console with 53 lt of under console fuel tank. The weight been closer to the bow has transformed the boat.

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Old 09 September 2015, 18:53   #19
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As it is almost a ribnet tradition to promote your own particular brand above all else I feel duty bound to suggest looking at a rotomolded rigid buoyant boat rather than just ribs. There are pros and cons...
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Old 10 September 2015, 02:35   #20
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Thanks Poly.
Are they not rather expensive?
I assume they're rather uncomfortable to sit on the solid tubes?
How do they compare weight-wise?
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