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Old 09 September 2014, 11:31   #1
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which boat would you choose

Hello all
Well the last time I wrote it was about engine hrs and a cabin rib we went to see, however it had very little history on the engines and the last service included the heads being skimmed, so we decided to pass on it, However we have found two others. They did try to convince me to buy it, but my closing comment was, “would you buy a 40k car without a decent record”……….

I suppose the question may have many answers depending how much you will use it ++

There are two cabin ribs, one with 240hp diesel (60hrs) and the other with two Suzuki 140 hp (200hs), both have full service records, which one would you choose?

Just interested in people’s views, I think we would go for the one with two outboards for safety (but modern engines are quite reliable) and the fact we intend to travel up and down the south coast, but I don’t expect heavy use.
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Old 09 September 2014, 11:38   #2
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Twould probably depend on what the diesel was and what leg it was coupled to, but my gut feeling would be to go with the inboard on summat big (8m+).

As has been mentioned before, twin outboards only really give you proper redundancy if you have two fuel/leccy systems as well.
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Old 09 September 2014, 12:12   #3
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If it was me 40k-Cabin-240hp Diesel-60hrs
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which boat would you choose

Inboard assuming they are similar hulls/ layouts etc.

.....sh1t happens.......
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There are two cabin ribs, one with 240hp diesel (60hrs) and the other with two Suzuki 140 hp (200hs), both have full service records, which one would you choose?
the diesel would appeal more to me, and potential savings in fuel and service costs would pay for Seastart if you were worried - its not like you are planning to go to the Faroes - a breakdown in a cabin rib on the south coast is much more likely to be frustrating, embarrassing and inconvenient rather than life threatening.

Twin OB's have definite advantages - but unless you also have a spare 3rd outboard to swap over for any defective engine you risk going to sea less often because its twice as likely that one of them is sick. 200hrs isn't huge but it is a good bit more than the diesel... both are out of the "new niggles" phase - so which is likely to have a problem sooner?

Dockside diesel is more readily available, costs less, can be used for heating. With two legs in the water (assuming the boats are the same) then the petrol will probably also be no quicker even though it has more horses on the label.
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I should have said. The are both the same make. The outboard set up does have two tanks and leccy and 10k cheaper

But the points raised are just the sort of practical views i wanted to get
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10k cheaper !

Use the savings to pay for a full service and any nice bits of kit you fancy - you would probably still have 8k left to spend on fuel

Also, wouldnt the outboards be out of the water when your not using it ?
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I'd be giving Biffer a call to throw Stormchaser into the mix!

It's a Custom Cabin RIB with an inboard diesel, I don't think you will find better for the money

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Found a pic of the engine...

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