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Old 02 August 2014, 12:51   #51
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Originally Posted by naexparvu View Post
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.

Only just read this thread . I have a 4.8m ribcraft . If you need anything measuring just ask

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Old 02 August 2014, 13:32   #52
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I get my 4.5 Valiant in the garage, however I wouldn't use it for your requirements, other than to fit on the garage. This size of rib is a great toy but to small for the rough stuff. The smallest rib I would tackle seas in would be the SR 5.4.

Any small rib about this size would get you offshore, but if you get caught out by a quick change in the weather, you will find yourself in deep trouble. Even the forces have to fit additional kit for that sort of distance including liferafts and epirbs. You would be taking an awful risk. The sea is not your friend and with respect, charging out. 25 miles is a very good way to find that out.

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Old 02 August 2014, 14:08   #53
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I've met naexparvu on a fishing forum. I think the expectation of a 5m RIB and 20 odd miles out at Sea are pretty unrealistic but not completely impossible. At this range I would want some company and having fished many years in my 6.2 with a friend I would say it would be too uncomfortable and would take all the fun out of the day.

I would buy a Ribcraft 4.8 for local fishing and pay a charter skipper to take me offshore.

Btw I think swinging drawbars are illegal on British roads but you can buy retractable ones.

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Old 02 August 2014, 15:16   #54
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Originally Posted by ShinyShoe View Post
I suspect more Rib manufacturers measure as long as possible because it sounds better to be a bigger boat...
And yet a Redbay 950 is 9.96m long - go figure!
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Old 02 August 2014, 15:19   #55
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Ah when you are that big you need to sound smaller to avoiding putting people off!
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Old 02 August 2014, 16:57   #56
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
And yet a Redbay 950 is 9.96m long - go figure!
Yep Sr4 is 4.2m long too

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