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Old 02 August 2014, 09:18   #41
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I've seen Ribcraft 4.8m with Suzuki 50PH ex boat show for 13k. I believe I can get a 2-3 year old one for 3k less. I'm not in a hurry to buy it, so patience may pay off. Then with a swing draw bar on the trailer, it should go into the garage. I won't need a braked trailer, so things shouldn't be that difficult.
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So have you checked the legalities of a swing draw bar in the UK?

Even if you have how long is a 4.8 Ribcraft from back of the tubes to front of the bow? Where would the swing be? What about the engine.

Your original spec was for a 5m garage.
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I've seen Ribcraft 4.8m with Suzuki 50PH ex boat show for 13k. I believe I can get a 2-3 year old one for 3k less. I'm not in a hurry to buy it, so patience may pay off. Then with a swing draw bar on the trailer, it should go into the garage. I won't need a braked trailer, so things shouldn't be that difficult.
It sounds like you need to re-think and prioritise...Don't ever compromise on yer Boat!The Garage maybe short...life is Shorter!...extend the Garage!...Put up a Car Port....or MOVE
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Even if you have how long is a 4.8 Ribcraft from back of the tubes to front of the bow?
4.8 I guess
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It sounds like you need to re-think and prioritise...Don't ever compromise on yer Boat!The Garage maybe short...life is Shorter!...extend the Garage!...Put up a Car Port....or MOVE
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I put a thread up on here a few years back re my garage and my Air-Craft 5.4

I miscalculated

Here's the thread
Made a John Halls of my calculations.
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4.8 I guess
Different people measure in different ways. Is a 4.8m ribcraft 4.8m on the waterline or bow to stern. If its to stern is that to transom or to the very back of the tubes. If its to the back of the tube does the engine stick out further than the tube?

Is there any rounding? 4.83 doesn't sound cool. Make it 4.8 Measure it up and decide you'll have an inch to spare and that 0.03 matters!

I suspect more Rib manufacturers measure as long as possible because it sounds better to be a bigger boat...But its probably unwise to assume if 1 4.8m rib fits another will.

Plus there are bound to be trailer differences with where bow snubbers fit. Some the tube will be above the snubber some the snubber will be further forward...
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Different people measure in different ways. Is a 4.8m ribcraft 4.8m on the waterline or bow to stern. If its to stern is that to transom or to the very back of the tubes. If its to the back of the tube does the engine stick out further than the tube?

Is there any rounding? 4.83 doesn't sound cool. Make it 4.8 Measure it up and decide you'll have an inch to spare and that 0.03 matters!

I suspect more Rib manufacturers measure as long as possible because it sounds better to be a bigger boat...But its probably unwise to assume if 1 4.8m rib fits another will.

Plus there are bound to be trailer differences with where bow snubbers fit. Some the tube will be above the snubber some the snubber will be further forward...
There are a couple of rib makers who use hull only measurements but most measure from the cone to the bow like you say.
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I put a thread up on here a few years back re my garage and my Air-Craft 5.4

I miscalculated

Here's the thread
Made a John Halls of my calculations.
thanks for that Kerny, made me laugh but what was the eventual outcome, new doors or narrower trailer

I had a similar episode a few years back when we decided to look for another rib, found what we thought we liked but following a few measurements decided it wouldn't fit down the side of the house, drive plenty wide enough but gates a touch too narrow. so, one new set of gates later, the discovered the rib we'd found had been sold while we were messing with the gates
still, every cloud has a silver lining, not long after the Revenger popped up for sale in Nth Wales n that was just too good a deal to walk away from ............ but, even better we now keep the rib in Nth Wales so the gates could have stayed as they were does give us loads of room for the other toys though
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[QUOTE=Chris Caton;636814]thanks for that Kerny, made me laugh but what was the eventual outcome, new doors or narrower trailer

This was the outcome Chris

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