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Old 28 April 2010, 16:36   #1
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used rib what to look out for

looking for a rib approx 4 metres intially looking at zodiac pro 550 but need something smaller than 4.7

can i ask are they nearly all same widths or do they change from one manufacturer

what are good secondhand ribs, models and what do you look for in a used one

i need an idiots guide

also any engines to avoid

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Old 28 April 2010, 16:48   #2
Country: UK - England
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Make: Avon Searider
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Searider 4m. Is there any other 4m rib?

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Old 28 April 2010, 17:08   #3
Country: UK - Wales
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Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
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Most RIBs that size tend to have medium vee hulls, but the SR4 is an exception and is consequently more capable in ruff seas, but needs more power than shallower hulled boats. A great boat and lots out there to choose from.

The beam of 4m RIBs won't vary a lot.

What are you intending to use the boat for?
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Old 29 April 2010, 01:55   #4
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Originally Posted by Mollers View Post
Searider 4m. Is there any other 4m rib?
That's an idiots guide!
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Old 29 April 2010, 03:45   #5
Country: UK - Scotland
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Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
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I had similar width restriction problems when I upsized form the SR4.

I have the spreadsheet still lurking o nthe PC at home - let me know the width of your door (& length of the garage) & I'll filter the list & post the results. I should add the list isn't exhaustive, but will give you a good start.

Humber do a selection of Sub 2.1m beam boats - the O-Pro (2m beam) handily tells you in it's name it will go through a garage door, and from memory comes in at 5m for the smallest one. The Attaque / Assault (I always get them confused- one is the old name for the O-Pro, the other is the shallow V hull) are from memory also 2m beam

You then have the Avon SR4, and again from memory the SR4.7 is also that width....if you can find a 4.7! for the Seariders for the "leisure" stuff.

Ribcraft also have a sleection of suitable sized stuff, I know there's a 4.7, but best look on the website for details.

There are others out there.......
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