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Old 14 January 2013, 06:54   #1
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What RIB would you go for

Hi all, I am looking at buying my first RIB (not my first boat) but am coming up against the usual compromises I have to make and wondered what others would do as I can't decide unless I win some money soon. My ideal RIB is a Ribcraft 6.4, with a 5.85 a close second. However, my budget puts these out of reach so based on my requirements, any thoughts on best boat for the job welcomed..

Requirments are:

Deep V hull (or at least good sea keeping in up to F5-6)
Easy to launch/recover on my own on a decent slipway
Can take a wife and 2 year old on sunny days (thinking a bench seat at the back is best for this one)
Ideal layout - 2 jockey seats plus a bench at back
4 stroke outboard
GPS plotter
Roller trailer
Budget of up to 12k max, prefer 10k
Good windshield

Likely boating (based in Poole):

A quick single handed blast from Poole to Old harry rocks and back
A blast to IOW for the day (20nm) in anything up to F5/6
Love the idea of cruises as per the ones on here, ultimate is Round Ireland but realise my new boat may be limited to this.

Boats I am considering:

Ribeye 500 playtime
Avon Adventure 620
Avon Searider 5.4 (alot tend to look abit too commercial for my liking)

What would you go for, or anything I haven't considered yet?

Cheer, Andy
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Old 14 January 2013, 07:02   #2
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I'm after the same ( but with four jockey seats) ..Ribcraft do a 5.3 but most have slightly differant seatingand I think they are rarer than the 5.85
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Old 14 January 2013, 07:40   #3
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Your best bet is the Searider 5.4 of those above.

For 10k you could get a really clean example with all the gear and a decent engine and trailer, plus all the electronics, drysuits, lifejackets and watersports toys.

You could consider a clean SR5.4 hull and jockey, with a decent trailer for 2-3k, then purchase a new 90/115 optimax for 6k and have the change for some electrics and tarting up/new seating etc

Having a new engine gives you some serious confidence and saleability for the next 5 years!

Also, if you get more cash you could move the engine to your desired (pay for the name, bmw cough) Ribcraft.
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Old 14 January 2013, 07:44   #4
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What about a Ribcraft 6.8 with twin Yam 75 2 Strokes ? Within budget and includes trailer etc, 4 jockey seats, ski pole etc. we could swap it out for a single Opti 225 if preferred ?

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What about a Ribcraft 6.8 with twin Yam 75 2 Strokes ? Within budget and includes trailer etc, 4 jockey seats, ski pole etc. we could swap it out for a single Opti 225 if preferred ?

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Too big and expensive to run for me. :-(. Been there done that.....
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Old 14 January 2013, 08:33   #6
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This Ribeye 500 is in the for sale section just now. Great seating options, and 4-stroke F80 Yamaha. No idea regards performance, but seller quotes it as being a deep V. Wolf Rock have one too - but outwith budget.
Ribeye 500 with Yamaha F80 (188 hours) and Rollercoaster trailer

Couple of Avon Seariders 5.4m on FAFB which would be project boats, new engines, seating, etc. Ribs/inflatables - FAFB
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Old 14 January 2013, 08:52   #7
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Thanks for all the quick replies, I think the Ribcraft 6.8 would be a bit on the big side for launching/recovering single handed, and definately too thirsty with twins on the back, but thanks for pointing it out. I'll keep it on the reserve list.

I have seen the Ribeye, and it looks ideal, my only concern if it will be too small, and possible a wet ride?
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This Ribeye 500 is in the for sale section just now. Great seating options, and 4-stroke F80 Yamaha. No idea regards performance, but seller quotes it as being a deep V. Wolf Rock have one too - but outwith budget.
Ribeye 500 with Yamaha F80 (188 hours) and Rollercoaster trailer

Couple of Avon Seariders 5.4m on FAFB which would be project boats, new engines, seating, etc. Ribs/inflatables - FAFB
That Ribeye looks spot on for what this guy wants. Ideal family boat and easy to launch and recover single handed. Plus it'll be pretty frugal!
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Old 14 January 2013, 09:14   #9
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That Ribeye looks spot on for what this guy wants. Ideal family boat and easy to launch and recover single handed. Plus it'll be pretty frugal!
+1 ..if it had 4 jockeys and no antifoul I'd be looking very hard at it .

The sort of weather you'd want to go out in I'd guess it will be as dry as anything else..
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What about a Ribcraft 6.8 with twin Yam 75 2 Strokes ? Within budget and includes trailer etc, 4 jockey seats, ski pole etc. we could swap it out for a single Opti 225 if preferred ?

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