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Old 03 July 2013, 14:02   #1
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Which First Rib! Ideas / Suggestions!

So I own a SIB at the moment which I love, however I'm thinking about buying a RIB for next year for a bit more room, storage and to venture further afield. I want it for fishing and to enjoy a good thrashing on every now and then! It will be trailered to and from the coast so can't be huge either.

Budget 2k to 3k. What (if anything) am I likely to get in that bracket?

Suggestions please as I want to pick something to set my heart on now and save up for over the coming months.

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Old 03 July 2013, 14:06   #2
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So I own a SIB at the moment which I love, however I'm thinking about buying a RIB for next year for a bit more room, storage and to venture further afield. I want it for fishing and to enjoy a good thrashing on every now and then! It will be trailered to and from the coast so can't be huge either.

Budget 2k to 3k. What (if anything) am I likely to get in that bracket?

Suggestions please as I want to pick something to set my heart on now and save up for over the coming months.

Cheers.
for that sort of money I would look for a project rib that you can add value to by tidying it up
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for that sort of money I would look for a project rib that you can add value to by tidying it up
I'd say Good advice...plenty on here have done the same,so plenty of experience you can tap intoGood Luck.
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What make / models am I looking at, any suggestions? Thanks.
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Going against the grain completely, and leaving myself wide open to abuse... You are probably better off looking at a hard boat, as Ribs have an uncanny trend to hold value beyond reason; your 3,000 would probably get you the marine equivalent of a '91 Vauxhall Nova with a blown head gasket!
Go for something like a Dell Quay Sportsman and go as far out as you like!
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If that's the case and I'm only going to get a donkey for that money, how much am I looking at to get something alright for my requirements? Cheers for the replies.
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I'd say for around the 5k mark you can get something more than capable for what you need, probably including a trailer if you shop around. It won't be new and the engine will have plenty of hours on it, but if its been looked after you should be fine!
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Agree, 4-5k would get you a worthy boat without the need to spend time on a project that could take you to that figure anyway.
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If that's the case and I'm only going to get a donkey for that money, how much am I looking at to get something alright for my requirements? Cheers for the replies.




3k should get you a usable boat around 4m - which doesn't need any work to make it seaworthy but might benefit from a good clean / some prettying up. If waiting till you have 5k is viable then you would get a bigger boat in the same condition.
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If waiting till you have 5k is viable then you would get a bigger boat in the same condition.
...or a smaller boat in better condition.
That looks like a moose, not a donkey! (A1 for the thought tho')
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