Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 14 July 2013, 05:21   #21
Member
 
Leapy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sheepy Parva
Boat name: Sadly Sold
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Hearne View Post
"COLLECTION FROM NOTTINGHAM NG12, OR DELIVERY FOR 45P WITHIN 60 MILES"

Bargain

__________________

__________________
Leapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2013, 15:24   #22
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 28
Guys seen a Honwave T25 with aluminium deck.

New 600

Are these good and is this a good buy?
__________________

__________________
carus007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2013, 16:31   #23
Member
 
Landlockedpirate's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: St Helens
Boat name: Wine Down
Make: Maxum
Length: 8m +
Engine: Inboard
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 934
Quote:
Originally Posted by carus007 View Post
Guys seen a Honwave T25 with aluminium deck.

New 600

Are these good and is this a good buy?
Great boat, but not big enough for your needs. To give you and idea, 2 blokes on a 2.5 will be permanently playing footsie and rubbing knees a lot
__________________
Landlockedpirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2013, 17:58   #24
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Landlockedpirate View Post
Great boat, but not big enough for your needs. To give you and idea, 2 blokes on a 2.5 will be permanently playing footsie and rubbing knees a lot

How about the T30?
__________________
carus007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2013, 18:04   #25
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by carus007 View Post
How about the T30?
S T I L L T O O S M A L L - read the replies - we're not gonna change our minds!
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 July 2013, 21:09   #26
Member
 
Locozodiac's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Lima-Peru
Boat name: Nautile
Make: Sea Rider Boats
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18 /30 HP
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,706
Stay away from that pool toy, it's a small slatted floor, worst performer of all inflatables models, engine is a poor performer on that size sib. Too much hull drag. Unless you like just boring displacement speeds...

Happy Boating
__________________
Locozodiac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2013, 11:31   #27
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,610
Slighty belated in the thread welcome to ribnet!

As someone who bought a rib for 800 twice and got a few seasons of pretty much pain free use from one & a total engine rebuild & trailer replacement out the other I hopefully can shed some light on the "project" myths...


The first is that just 'coz its old doesn't mean it's dead. Having said that, if you are new to the rib / outboard world be very wary - there is rarely a genuine "super cheap" deal out there and if you aren't sure what to look for or it's history and you donlt have someone whao knows with you, expect surprises.

It's worth having a wee search on here for "old ribs" or "prioject" to get a feel for what can go wrong (and what it takes to fix).



- What's your engine knowledge like? If you can change the piston rings in a 16V car engine with your eyes shut then you are already a good way to being able to sort a wobbly (i.e cheap!) engine.... (I phrased that illustratively!)


Also if you wait to the end of the season, and look for separate boat & hull you are likley to get a bit more for your - people generally like packages, so fishing for two separate bits becomes a pain. Use that to your advantage! Likewise at end of the season people are disposing of this year's toy and there are generally less bidders....

Other things to search ebay for are the Avon Workboat and Supersport (up to 5m so potentially lots of space & can handle some big engines should you ever want to "upgrade" the hull to a RIB!) - If the seller has used the boat's name in the listing instead of "inflatable" you'd be amazed how many fall below the average buyer's radar.....


Other way of lookign at it -
Buy something old & decrepit - then do a staggered upgrade - E.g buy cheap Sib/25Hp - then trade hull in for a 4m searider, swap the engine across. A few years later take the 25 off the SR & hang a 40 or 50 on the back. A few years later put the 25 back on, sell it as a package & use the profits to fund a bigger hull on which you hang the 50. FF a few years & punt / PX the 50 for a 90 or buy another 50 & run twins...... You get the idea.


You will hear a lot of B*ll*x on here about "too underpowered". Most here would scoff at 25Hp on the back of a 4m Rib, but most dinghy sailing clubs use that very combo for rescue boats - almost always with 2 aboard.... Doing 40 knots & having power to spare is one thing. You'd be amazed how little it takes to get 18-20 knots out of most hulls.


Neeldess to say my post contains some generalisations, but hopefully gives you some food for thought.
__________________
9D280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2013, 11:44   #28
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,579
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
Buy something old & decrepit - then do a staggered upgrade - E.g buy cheap Sib/25Hp - then trade hull in for a 4m searider, swap the engine across. A few years later take the 25 off the SR & hang a 40 or 50 on the back. A few years later put the 25 back on, sell it as a package & use the profits to fund a bigger hull on which you hang the 50. FF a few years & punt / PX the 50 for a 90 or buy another 50 & run twins...... You get the idea
A bit like Triggers sweeping brush then
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2013, 12:24   #29
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
To give some encouragement - I got a searider SR4 with a 40 Yamaha on it for 1100 quid , spent another few hundred and some time ( and effort ) and turned it into this. It was a near 24 year old boat & engine but went quick was safe and had space. ( some say I could have even chopped the red bit off)

Its easily doable with the right boat to start , some patience and DIY knowledge ( if its about boats it helps )
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20121103_113307.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	131.0 KB
ID:	82952  
__________________
PeterM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 July 2013, 12:35   #30
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by 9D280 View Post
Also if you wait to the end of the season, and look for separate boat & hull you are likley to get a bit more for your
I assume the orange thing in the sky has caused some confusion to 9d280 or perhaps he has become delirious from sunburn on his fair complexion and he actually meant separate hull and engine! Even then its not necessarily a good route for a beginner with little cash - as picking and rigging the right engine could easily waste money in inexperienced hands.

Personally for your budget I'd be looking at something like an old dory - it won't be as comfortable in the waves etc - but would give you a simple fishing platform with engine and then upgrade when money / need dictate.
__________________
Poly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.