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Old 25 March 2011, 18:43   #11
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Try Piranha ribs.. I have one myself! Great value for money, plenty of different size boats and packages too! I'm extremely happy with mine..
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Old 26 March 2011, 05:42   #12
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Then spend a good weekend installing them all or take them to your local marine engineer and they should do it for like 100 - 200 MAX!
You might find someone to drill the holes on the transom and attach the outboard for 100+, but fully rigged, with all electrics and fuel, and steering is going to be a lot more. As a rough guide, RIBcraft and Ribquest charge up to 500 for this.
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Old 26 March 2011, 08:06   #13
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A customer of ours recently bought a 6m RIB with the same budget as yours, 6 years old with a very clean four stroke and nice electronics package.

They are out there, you just need to look hard and haggle like a Moroccan.
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Old 26 March 2011, 13:58   #14
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Thanks for all the replies, i see all have different ideas!

I am looking everywhere at different sites etc for boats - could someone shed some light on the Evinrude range of engines especially the etec ones?? how do you rate them compared to the other manufacturers??
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Old 26 March 2011, 14:11   #15
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I've never owned one so this isn't a 'mine's best' response The Etec does seem very highly regarded and is possibly the best of the bunch at the moment.
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Old 26 March 2011, 16:46   #16
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This may be a bit vague, but I've got a Ribcraft 4.8 which I may be looking to replace with something bigger (too small for the family now) in the next couple of months.

It's a 2005 with a Suzuki DF60 and has very, very low hours (around 50-60). Original owner had it for a year and bought it with lots of extras (under deck fuel tank, wing seats, A frame, nav lights, VHF, GPS/fishfinder, custom made complete cover). It's in very good condition and has spent most of its life stored in the garage (but is now in our drive with the cover). Complete with unbraked trailer with removeable drawbar (to fit in garage!)

Drop me a PM if you want to stay in touch and I'll let you know when I'm in a position to sell.

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Old 27 March 2011, 16:20   #17
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Err...
Any chance you lot could stop squabbling like a flock of cluck hens and help answer our new member's original questions?
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Hi all,

I have been looking at the 5m area and really want a ribcraft 4.8m but they are too pricey new and second hand seem to be non existent. Further manufacters i have looked into are Humber and ribquest. All are commercial bias boats because i prefer the look.

So am open to any suggestions ideas about other makers or models, anyone know of any good deals going (could poss stretch budget a bit for right boat)

Requirements:-

Would like to use for skiing if poss

Bit of fishing

General cruising

All year round use including rougher winter months.

I know questions like this are common place on here so i am sorry but any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks
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Old 27 March 2011, 17:30   #18
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Err...
Any chance you lot could stop squabbling like a flock of cluck hens and help answer our new member's original questions?
This is it in case you've forgotten
I put my pinny on for you, and the RCD insurance "debate" is now here.
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Old 27 March 2011, 17:49   #19
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I put my pinny on for you, and the RCD insurance "debate" is now here.
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Old 28 March 2011, 05:09   #20
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Hi i can echo sparticus. I hab a 4.8 meter rib (great little boat) and then i bought a 5.8 ribcraft boat only. I asked Jason at ribcraft to supply me with all the other parts i required ie engine and riging ( almost like a flat pack mfi system) and did the work myself, reduced the cost for myself and enjoyed the process of putting thing in how i wanted them. I must admit i have the advantage of ribcraft only being ten miles from me.
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