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Old 04 September 2009, 09:24   #1
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What would you buy?

I have just sold my Menai Marine 4.8m and I am in the market for a new or second hand rib, A new Menai Marine 5.5m with Suzuki 90 is looking favorite at the moment, as I never had any issues with old one and found it to be more than capable of handling the varying conditions the Irish Sea (off Anglesey) can throw at you.

So, after reading numerous posts on here I thought it might be worth asking for various comments regarding this, I want to make sure I am not overlooking another alternative that would be equal to or better than the Menai Marine (bearing in mind I use the boat off the west coast of Anglesey). May be more importantly which ones to steer clear of!!

Ideally it needs to be between 5.5m and 6m around 90/100hp decent console and jockey seating.

Any advice greatfully received.
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Old 04 September 2009, 09:37   #2
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Have a look at a Ribcraft 5.3 or 5.85. Been well pleased with my 5.3/Suzuki DF90
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Old 04 September 2009, 13:17   #3
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What you really need is a 8m scorpion with a 200 etec! That will get you around the island but the good lady may have something to say ha ha
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Old 04 September 2009, 13:29   #4
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If you were happy with your Menai then I'd be tempted to buy another, better the devil you know and all that business.
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Old 04 September 2009, 14:54   #5
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What you really need is a 8m scorpion with a 200 etec! That will get you around the island but the good lady may have something to say ha ha
If I did this I need to keep going around the island because I'd never be allow on dry land again
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I have just sold my Menai Marine 4.8m and I am in the market for a new or second hand rib, A new Menai Marine 5.5m with Suzuki 90 is looking favorite at the moment, as I never had any issues with old one and found it to be more than capable of handling the varying conditions the Irish Sea (off Anglesey) can throw at you.

So, after reading numerous posts on here I thought it might be worth asking for various comments regarding this, I want to make sure I am not overlooking another alternative that would be equal to or better than the Menai Marine (bearing in mind I use the boat off the west coast of Anglesey). May be more importantly which ones to steer clear of!!

Ideally it needs to be between 5.5m and 6m around 90/100hp decent console and jockey seating.

Any advice greatfully received.
I am selling this

http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...4&d=1215884868

fits your bill .. and a cracking boat 14 months old 40 Hours cruised .. as new
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Old 05 September 2009, 06:15   #7
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I am selling this

http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...4&d=1215884868

fits your bill .. and a cracking boat 14 months old 40 Hours cruised .. as new



Jack & Emily say YEEEEH
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Old 05 September 2009, 07:20   #8
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I am selling this

http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...4&d=1215884868

fits your bill .. and a cracking boat 14 months old 40 Hours cruised .. as new



Jack & Emily say YEEEEH
I'd though you would be out and about in your rowing boat or on your blow cart not on the internet

How was school J & E?
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