Just thought I would start a new thread as this little project has falled into two threads over past 36 hours.
To sum up, for those who did not see the earlier one:
"I am looking for something robust that can be ocaasionally launched using a 2.2litre HDi Peugeot Diesel MPV, although it primarily will be kept in a boatyard in Lymington.
It will be used for crusing with an aim to explore the south coast (limited navigation skills and experience means land in sight is important, although I hope to grow up eventually).
Primarily it will be for my wife and I, and my 14 year old son, although occasionally we may take friends in calm weather across to Yarmouth.
Decision 2: go for four jockey seats"
My most recent post has got to:
"The list now reads:
Scorpion (but new is too long and too expensive)
Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro
Solent Ribs (to visit 26 May)
Rib-X (to look at in Lymington, 26 May)
Ribcraft (but Yeovil is far from Lymington)"
Other names mentioned include:
Any other candidates appreciated. This might turn into a long haul!
On the secondhand front:
Any help and advice is much appreciated. Thank you to those who have posted already!
Particularly I would love pointers to any specific secondhand rib that might meet my needs. The long build time on new is a bit of a turn off at this time of year (I am not getting any younger!)