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Old 15 July 2005, 06:51   #11
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Both RIBs you have linked to have good reputations for build quality and hull ride. You can lessen the odds of killing yourself by getting some training from any of the excellent Solent based RYA schools - level 2 should be your starting point. And as for whether petrol/diesel/inboard/outboard - have a look here.

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P.S. RIBs ARE 'proper' boats! And you can easily spend 100k on one if you so wish!
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Old 15 July 2005, 07:01   #12
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That Scorp looks like a good buy for 22k for a diesel!
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That Scorp does look good how many hours on the engine and any service history . Re schools Hundreds well 109 to be precise in the South to choose from

Have a look at www.rya.org.uk for a list of them or you could keep the natives happy and use one of them
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Old 15 July 2005, 08:34   #14
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Its on here too!

http://www.ribmagazine.com/index.htm

Scorpion 7.5m.

240hp inboard diesel. MCA Cat 3. 700 hours since 1998. Icom M-601 VHF, Garmin GPS. Trailer.

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boats at 100k

wow, well if u could stretch your budget to the 100k mark you could get a sweet RIb with cabin on! so security of a rib while having some of the comforts of a 'real' boat (personally i think RIBS are the real alternative haha) however i have suggested humebr which i love, due to just buying a humber 6.3m, which is great, however they are not as say sleek as a scorpion, or phantom, but i believe the humber hull is better. mind you an 8mtr humber with say 250hp suzuki on back would be pretty nice i reckon
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i have suggested humebr which i love, due to just buying a humber 6.3m, which is great, however they are not as say sleek as a scorpion, or phantom, but i believe the humber hull is better.
Not so Xpert on RIBs then......
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http://www.epsmarine.com/html/frames/fr_1.html

Crap website - hardly any details!!! The tigershark has a 420hp surface drive diesel - better pics on ribnet

Ribex 2005

If you have serious money to spend I would go for either a Tigershark diesel or a
pascoe SR9 twin outboard WOW!!!!

http://www.pascoeinternational.com/page/range2

For a more sensible option the new Shearwater 860 looks very good - great hull - a proper RIB and a nice console with 2 berths and a bog!!!

new 860 shearwater

Not bad value either compared to some of the others!!!
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nice looking ones!!
look forward to seeing you out there too although you find most ribs look very simular lol
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Listen to the prawn!!

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pascoe SR9 twin outboard WOW!!!!

http://www.pascoeinternational.com/page/range2

For a more sensible option the new Shearwater 860 looks very good - great hull - a proper RIB and a nice console with 2 berths and a bog!!!

new 860 shearwater

Not bad value either compared to some of the others!!!
Both these boats have wowed the pants off me!!

Jim at Bembridge (so a local trader) does the Shearwater and it looks the mutts..
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Thanks for all the advice, even from you mainlanders! LOL! Only been here 7 months myself!

I've got a bit more idea what to look for now and will definitely get the advised training before setting foot on my own neoprene and get a good life jacket as swimming and me aren't best friends!
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