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Old 02 October 2005, 16:03   #1
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The perfect rib for the med

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Old 02 October 2005, 16:30   #2
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Anything from Fabio Buzzi would be just perfect.
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Old 02 October 2005, 17:45   #3
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Picton Cobra for family use

http://www.cobraribs.com/Gallery.htm

Or Pascoe for speed freaks with money to burn

http://www.pascoeinternational.com/
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Old 02 October 2005, 17:51   #4
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See what the locals are using, there might be a good reason for it, like there is only one dealer in town. But light coloured tubes because they will get hot.
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Old 03 October 2005, 03:19   #5
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Size, value, use? Of course I would put forward one of ours as a possible boat!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 03 October 2005, 07:11   #6
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I 've been looking at this for a few weeks now.

It really depends what use you require;if its just for playtime in coastal waters you might find that a hard boat is better because of the internal volume.Tubes reduce the available space.

Having spent a few days on the water in the Med this year I found the following

space for sunbathing

good sturdy sun shade ,maybe cuddy cabin if kids need to be right out of the sun

storage for skis, biscuit etc

bench seats not jockeys

deck shower

none of these is impossible with a rib but if you work on 6 people on board as I have to then you must be looking at a minumum of 8 metre +

Also the need for deep v Brit style boats is questionable unless you plan long distance cruising -on the basis that if the weather is bad you do not go out

Do a search for Italian manufacturers -great style but at a price .
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Although I'm biased, I would have to agree with Admiral Codprawn's ascertation that the Cobra Nautique is absolutely designed for this kind of use. Light tubes, sunbed/V seats forrard, Ski Pole, bench seat rear and enough lockers space for cooled refreshment area etc etc. , I would also agree that 8.5 metres would be ideal although the 7.5 also packs some space in. Very stable, dry boat too, ideal for family use. Hope this helps in some way...
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......Medline I or Medline II Compact. Got everything anyone would need. Security - Speed - Handling - Size - Storage - RANGE - Looks - Name - should I continue ?
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......Medline I or Medline II Compact. Got everything anyone would need. Security - Speed - Handling - Size - Storage - RANGE - Looks - Name - should I continue ?
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