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Old 17 August 2007, 16:15   #1
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Which one would you buy - and why?

Browsing through the adverts, it seems to me that you can spend your 30 grand in a number of different ways if you wanted a good RIB.

Here are hyperlinks to 3 ribs for sale, all at around that price.

A. Diesel 315hp, V-type 7.5m, 2006, 30k

B. Evinrude 200, Stingher 6.86, nearly new, 30k

C. Evinrude 150, Ex-demo Ballistic 6.5, 30k

Personally (and I know nothing about RIBS, but thoroughly enjoy driving them!), I'd vote for the diesel. But I'd be interested in everyone else's view.
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personally I would go diesel. However, be very wary about 300Hp going through a bravo 3 leg. They have a habit of breaking.

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Thats interesting - because it does say "1 hour use" on the leg. Maybe the first one broke????
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Thats interesting - because it does say "1 hour use" on the leg. Maybe the first one broke????
Maybe they mean how much use it has left........
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Very quick CP!
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Old 17 August 2007, 18:05   #6
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Of the three you have listed

From my experiences The Yanmar and the Bravo legs often go bang in Ribs driven hard so I would avoid one without a Warranty. Also Diesel is a more expensive fit out and expensive to change out and time consuming. I do like diesels however

An Ex demo boat is exactly that It's been driven by many people new to the rib. I wonder did it work a boat show or Ribex has it been thrashed and how many Hours are on the engine.

The Etec 200 is a proven lump with a lot of exstatic users and gives a lot of bang for your Buck The whole package seems to be good but the fact that the engine has got little time on it is a very important plus for me
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Sorry to be awkward but nun ov em, for 30k i would go for something like this

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F136518/
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Bit of a looker Tim! I see what you mean.
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yer, there 's so many nice ribs out there now to choose from but that would be the type of thing on my shortlist if i had 30k to burn on a boat, mind yu its not as new as the others but there again it doesn't need to be.
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Looking at the 30 k mark there are very few bargains. I would spend a bit less on my rib and use the money for fuel and time of work!

My choices are
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F156245/
and
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F125108/

Is it just me or do some ribs just keep reapppearing up on boats and outboards every year?
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