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Old 12 July 2013, 13:25   #1
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What will 1000 buy me?

Hi guys,

New to the forum,

Basically me and a friend at work are looking for a Cheap rib with Outboard.

We would be only using it for fishing,

I have seen on Ebay you can get a package with a Engine for around 1000

LINK HERE ZODIAC AX 3 Bombard Boat Inflatable Rib Tender Dinghy MERCURY F 3.5 MOTOR Pack | eBay

Please help, should I be looking at this or something else?

How fast will she move?
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Old 13 July 2013, 11:46   #2
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Hi guys,

New to the forum,

Basically me and a friend at work are looking for a Cheap rib with Outboard.

We would be only using it for fishing,

I have seen on Ebay you can get a package with a Engine for around 1000

LINK HERE ZODIAC AX 3 Bombard Boat Inflatable Rib Tender Dinghy MERCURY F 3.5 MOTOR Pack | eBay

Please help, should I be looking at this or something else?

How fast will she move?
Short answer, not a lot. That's not a rib, it's a SIB , Squidgy Inflatable Boat, it's designed to take you back to your 40' yacht when you've been ashore to the yacht club for a jolly good dinner. I hate to p155 on your parade, but a grand will buy you bugger all in RIB land.
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Old 13 July 2013, 13:10   #3
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If it is only for fishing, get yourself a nice 14ft hard boat with a recent sub-5hp motor. Dont discount buying separately.
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[QUOTE=carus007;554403]Hi guys,

New to the forum,

Basically me and a friend at work are looking for a Cheap rib with Outboard.

We would be only using it for fishing,

I have seen on Ebay you can get a package with a Engine for around 1000

LINK HERE ZODIAC AX 3 Bombard Boat Inflatable Rib Tender Dinghy MERCURY F 3.5 MOTOR Pack | eBay


speed from 3.5hp flat bottom sib......2 adults .......6mph?

do you want to use it on a lake or the sea?
Please help, should I be looking at this or something else?
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Old 13 July 2013, 15:43   #7
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I would be using it for Sea fishing,

Only in calm weather when the sea is flat.

Ok what SIB

Would be suitable for this?
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Welcome to RIBnet carus007

I have a similar sized "tender", but with an airdeck that gives better performance underway. Mind you, I have a 9.8hp motor

Don't mind the comedians on here, the boat you are looking at isn't the best choice for what you want to do. Ideally, you are looking for a minimum of a 3.2m SIB (soft inflatable boat) with either a wood/ali deck or an airdeck, paired with a 10hp motor - preferably two stroke.

Your budget means second hand, but if you stretch it a touch - it should be doable. Older SIBs sell for very little money, not so older engines.

Talk it over with us. Some of us will be helpful...
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the sea is rarely flat

others may disagree but you need a 3.5m to 4m sib with an inflatable hull ( so it will plane) with at least a 10hp engine.
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Avon Rover 3.1 for sale ?

Can you stretch to 1200? This would leave you 700 for an engine, should be do-able for something decent 5-10hp

Ask advise on here before buying there is a lot of knowledge here on whats good and whats junk.
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