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Old 10 September 2018, 04:19   #41
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beneteau antares 7 & merryfisher 6.95 with 175-200 hp good boats for money. the big advantage of towing due to weight


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Old 10 September 2018, 04:34   #42
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beneteau antares 7 & merryfisher 6.95 with 175-200 hp good boats for money. the big advantage of towing due to weight
Did you read the above posts?

The fact that they supposedly tow ok is rather irrelevant if as soon as it see's water your getting thrown around like a cork, they're probably fine for inland waters and ponds lol - but not out in anything resembling rough or challenging conditions. Never heard anyone ever complimenting there ability's in rough water - in fact quite the opposite
Oh, many people are fair weather boaters which is fine, but that one day, the wind picks up, a unpredicted front appears and you and you family have to make a run back to your home port through some nasty stuff - that's when your choice of boat comes into play - and your don't scare the crap out of your family!
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Old 10 September 2018, 04:43   #43
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What boat would you buy it not a rib

Put me down for a Nordhavn 52. Liveaboard, long range cruising. *Slightly* closer to reality: for the west coast of Scotland probably an 11m Redbay. Though I guess thatís technically a RIB so... Nord Star 37 or Sargo 36?
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XO 360 every time please.
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Old 10 September 2018, 05:12   #45
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I'm " between ribs " as they say in theatrical circles ! I've just bought a couple of these to mess about in with the grandkids..........!

The OP did say modest...
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Did you read the above posts?

The fact that they supposedly tow ok is rather irrelevant if as soon as it see's water your getting thrown around like a cork, they're probably fine for inland waters and ponds lol - but not out in anything resembling rough or challenging conditions. Never heard anyone ever complimenting there ability's in rough water - in fact quite the opposite
Oh, many people are fair weather boaters which is fine, but that one day, the wind picks up, a unpredicted front appears and you and you family have to make a run back to your home port through some nasty stuff - that's when your choice of boat comes into play - and your don't scare the crap out of your family!
have you ever been onboard on one of those boats fender ? do you have any own experience ?

a friend of mine have an antares 7.80 with 200hp suzuki.
we are making fishing jigging trips with our families. no one complain about the state at 6-7 beaufort weather.
a boat has a light displacement of 1830 kg is stable enough for family trips
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Old 10 September 2018, 05:41   #47
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given the budget, a Nordhavn
Becoming de rigueur in the marinas around here lately. Slow and eye wateringly expensive.

If I'm dumping toobs, it would be for rags and sticks. Finding the time that it would take to get anywhere is my problem.
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beneteau antares 7 & merryfisher 6.95 with 175-200 hp good boats for money. the big advantage of towing due to weight
Why are you trawling the bargain bucket here fella? There's no budget attached to this 'fantasy' thread.
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Old 10 September 2018, 05:47   #49
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If I'm dumping toobs, it would be for rags and sticks. Finding the time that it would take to get anywhere is my problem.
You don't go "somewhere", you just go and enjoy. Complete change of mindset. Mind you - if I went that way then the tender would be an Aerotec with 25hp
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have you ever been onboard on one of those boats fender ? do you have any own experience ?

a friend of mine have an antares 7.80 with 200hp suzuki.
we are making fishing jigging trips with our families. no one complain about the state at 6-7 beaufort weather.
a boat has a light displacement of 1830 kg is stable enough for family trips
Yep, been on them, didn't like it - felt crap in any sort of chop - very, very slammy. Not for me - thanks

I appreciate your defending your friends boat but there's ALOT better choice out there, numerous other posters have already said the same - I know a few grizzled weather beaten old timers who have spent many, many decades of their life floating and they have a little chuckle when they see the Merry fisher style mobile hob and toilet drift past, I promise you they'd NEVER own one
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