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Old 09 November 2003, 11:37   #1
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What size rib

Hi there, my wife and I used to have a 40ft flybridge cruiser = nice = we lived on her in london. Now we've sold her and moved to the sunny isle of Jersey. We wnat a rib to do :
A) Blat round islands
b) bit of summer camper / cruising
c) play with

What size do you think we need ? I guessed abou 5.5 to 6 ish would be economical / suitable -but I've no experience with ribs just dirty big yachts!

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Old 09 November 2003, 11:47   #2
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Hi Dan

You need to read the Prosport forum a bit further down it seems every body is getting one at the moment and there based in Jersey so will make things easy for you.

I have just ordered my first Rib ( Avon 620) and got a very good deal from Bembridge Outboards in the Isle of Wight.If you would like to see the spec etc or would like any more help As a beginner I will tell you what I have learnt.For what it's worth

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Old 09 November 2003, 13:35   #3
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Go as big as you can afford. The bigger the boat the smoother the ride will be. My wife wasn't all to happy sitting in the back of my 5m on a fairly choppy day in the solent.
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Old 09 November 2003, 14:29   #4
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Stevecare is correct Go talk to Jason! if you've got money buy a bigger boat 7 mtr plus and engine her up.
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Old 10 November 2003, 03:19   #5
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Nah, Dan.
This is exactly what you want:
http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3267
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Old 10 November 2003, 03:28   #6
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Only if he has shares in an oil company!!
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Old 10 November 2003, 03:46   #7
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Thanks Brian, thanks (not!) Louise.
Dan - I have a feeling that this is a wind-up, where do you live and where do you work?
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Old 10 November 2003, 04:20   #8
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thanks (not!) Louise.
Sorry Chuck - couldn't resist!

Seriously though, Scorpions are great boats - I feel very safe in (on?) ours. I'm only jealous because I can't afford Charles's beautiful, fast boat. If I could get cheap petrol I'd be emptying my piggy-bank and making him an offer that's for sure.
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Old 10 November 2003, 04:41   #9
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Sorry Chuck - couldn't resist!
DON'T call me Chuck !!
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Old 10 November 2003, 06:07   #10
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Chucky - isn't he that evil child

Do they have alot in common
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Old 10 November 2003, 11:27   #11
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Thanks Brian, thanks (not!) Louise.
Dan - I have a feeling that this is a wind-up, where do you live and where do you work?
Why should Dan tell you that! He is only asking what sort of Rib he should buy
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Old 10 November 2003, 13:23   #12
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Why should Dan tell you that! He is only asking what sort of Rib he should buy
Look at the profile Humps. After being on this forum for a while you kind of spot the wind-up's - could be wrong though!
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Old 10 November 2003, 13:25   #13
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Look at the profile Humps. After being on this forum for a while you kind of spot the wind-up's - could be wrong though!
It could be worse he could be called Dan Forth
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Old 10 November 2003, 13:43   #14
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Ha ha ha - how typically Jersey !!!!

"Who are you and what are your qualifications to own a boat / house / rent a house / breath in and out !!!!!!!"

Ha ha ha - louise is right being a teacher i don't have money for a 5ooohp Scorpion. Selling our boat in London should give us enough cash to get a 5m boat and a nice engine - If thats alright with you Chuck!?

PS - "wind up" !!!??? care to explain
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Old 10 November 2003, 17:41   #15
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Dan, I have a 5.05 m gemini with an 85hp 2 stroke on the back which is a lot of fun... but can be a bit damp at the back... and the ride is certainly 'interesting' in rough seas.

The g/f won't come out on it if the swell is over 2meters

I got a great deal on mine and it does the job but after owning for a year I can say I would probably have been better off with a 6.5m as i usually tend to have at least 4 people on the boat at once and it can be a touch cramped.
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Old 10 November 2003, 20:17   #16
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Any relation to Pug?
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