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Old 11 May 2010, 14:47   #1
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Thinking of buying this RIB

Hi,
I'm looking for my first RIB and an acquaintence who runs a brokerage has offered this RIB to me. I believe it's a Ribcraft 5.85. No age details but has been reasonably well maintained. The Honda 90 has recently been rebuilt and serviced and he's offering a 2 year guarantee on the engine.
All in he's looking for around 7000 inc the trailer. I'm going to have another look tomorrow.
On the face of it is this a good deal? Be interested in your comments

Cheers

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Old 11 May 2010, 15:01   #2
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She'll be a bit pedestrian with that lump.
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Old 11 May 2010, 15:04   #3
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If it's a 5.85 Ribcraft they are highly regarded. Looking at those pic's though that's probably all of it's money, won't be particularly quick with that heavy 90 on but a 2yr ( he didn't say months did he?) guarantee on the engine is worth having. I did buy a not dissimilar rib for a hell of a lot less but very much 'sold as seen'.
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Old 11 May 2010, 15:12   #4
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Hi I have as you can see the same rib and cannot praise Ribcraft high enough!! I boat in the west mainly sound of jura and my rib handles everything that that area throws at it. As a maker they are really good to deal with for advice and parts. If anything the Honda maybe a little slow but it depends what you want it for. I have a 150 Mariner 2 stroke and with everything thing in my favour I will get 45knots easy.
The 2 year warranty is a good point.
What ever you decide I wish you well and let us know.

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Old 11 May 2010, 15:54   #5
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Ive seen the boat and know the dealer pretty well, I'm sure you'll be able to get a good few quid knocked off the price, he will also be able to stick a bigger engine on if you want.
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Old 11 May 2010, 16:14   #6
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Ive seen the boat
How old is she, I've have guessed 1999 or older?
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Old 11 May 2010, 16:23   #7
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should be good fun fun but a tad underpowered but get it in the water for a trial!! is it in Bristol by a slim chance?
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Old 11 May 2010, 16:59   #8
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Rib for sale

Its a Northcraft.
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Old 11 May 2010, 17:02   #9
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Its a Northcraft.
I thought it looked shallow for an RC. But then, it looks narrow for a Northsub.
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Never looked at the pics but now that I have, I also think it is a Northcraft as it is a dead ringer for my brother in laws especially the depth as Mollers says but also the transom setup and the fitting out. I might also hazzard a guess that it is 5.5 not 5.85

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