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Old 15 September 2009, 13:22   #1
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Want a New 6 or 6.5 Rib

Need some help I have sold my Avon 580 and am looking for a 6 metre or 6.5 offshore rib. I like going out in rough weather playing off Hurst etc. Im based in Christchurch so the solents my playground. I have the following Ribs left on my list.
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Ive tried the Ribquest and Cobra both nice boats but the ribquest is not rated cat B I want to cross the channel and vist the channel islands. Im normally out on my own but want to join a group to do this sort of travel.

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Old 15 September 2009, 13:30   #2
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Take your time

I don't want you on my conscience if you get caught ina force 8 around Alderney, or thereabouts
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Old 15 September 2009, 13:37   #3
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I admit I am somewhat biased but I don't think you can go wrong with a Humber Ocean-Pro 6.3m with a Suzuki DF 150 hung on the transom. A great sea boat albeit not the prettiest.
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Old 15 September 2009, 13:40   #4
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XS
Redbay
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humber and coastline
These are all superb ribs in the rough, as your based in dorset, why dont you request a factory visit in Yeovil and look at the Ribcraft range,(and yes ive bought one) its great watching them being built, also they have a Rib trial day out at Weymouth coming up shortly, a trial you can actually drive not like the Southampton Boats Show,its normally rough down there, exactly the type of seas you would want to trial a boat in, the attention to detail is superb as you would no doubt see!!


Speak to Jason, (he post's on here as Jace) and do a factory visit
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Old 15 September 2009, 14:01   #5
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The guys at coastline build a good boat and are very approachable, they have a 7m rib at a reasonable price for sale at the momemnt.

I think it's a 2005 700X (cat B) with a suzi 250hp, a very capable boat....
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Old 15 September 2009, 14:03   #6
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Old 15 September 2009, 14:20   #7
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but then i would say that.
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Old 15 September 2009, 14:32   #8
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Just like I would say look at Ocean

http://www.oceanribs.co.uk/index.html

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Old 15 September 2009, 15:51   #9
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I admit I am somewhat biased but I don't think you can go wrong with a Humber Ocean-Pro 6.3m with a Suzuki DF 150 hung on the transom. A great sea boat albeit not the prettiest.
I'd agree, though I'd go for the opti!!! Sounds better in the mid range but quiet once cruising! (obviously I'm prejudiced) the ribquests on here look smart for the money, but can't comment on the seaworthiness.
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Old 15 September 2009, 16:55   #10
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I also im baised as i think humbers build quality is a much higher quality than many others

if you would like a sea trial feel free to contact me we have a wide range of humber ribs (mainly with optis)

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