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Old 07 June 2010, 07:33   #41
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This might tick all your boxes.... AND its available NOW !!!

http://www.boat-finder.com/12460/ind...ss_nav_id=1216

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Looks good, ticks alot of boxes, nice looking boat. Only concern is the 40hp motor instead of a 50 or 60.

Will be in touch.
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Old 07 June 2010, 09:46   #42
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Neither should you. May I ask why you chose an Etec over a Suzook which RC push?
You're right: Ribcraft do push Suzuki but I chose an E-Tec because they're lighter than four strokes, they're simpler, they only require servicing every three years, they need no running in period and they sound the dog's knackers at WOT.
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Old 07 June 2010, 12:26   #43
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A couple of years ago I bought a brand new Honda CRV to my spec. Waited a month.

Having said that, if they had had the same spec in stock, but blue or silver instead of black, I probably would have gone for that.

Call me impatient, I don't like waiting. Life's too short.

Last year I ordered a new 27" Imac, based on delivery early Nov. When they subsequently pushed the date back to December, I cancelled the order.
It seems that pretty much "any" RIB will do for you, afterall you merely want to get out on the water this summer - nothing special. So go get a Bombard or similar stock boat and hit the water next week.

Ribcraft (like most other specialists) doesn't make just "any" RIB, they make custom RIBs for customers who know exactly what they want and why. There are so many what's and why's that custom is the only way to address these buyer's concerns. And buyer's like me are willing to wait to address all those little details. Rather than attempting to sell to customer's like you who can buy any old boat, Ribcraft is busy building for customers like me. Why should they double their facilties & staff to try to compete with the Bombards and Zodiac's of the world? Not their market.

I waited 5 months for my custom RIB (I'm in Seattle, so no its not a Ribcraft). But it is laid out EXACTLY like I wanted it. And my guests actually notice how easy it is to scuba dive from since I had it built custom for that exact purpose. 3 years later I've pretty much forgotten about the 5month build wait.
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Old 07 June 2010, 12:31   #44
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It seems that pretty much "any" RIB will do for you, afterall you merely want to get out on the water this summer - nothing special. So go get a Bombard or similar stock boat and hit the water next week.

Ribcraft (like most other specialists) doesn't make just "any" RIB, they make custom RIBs for customers who know exactly what they want and why. There are so many what's and why's that custom is the only way to address these buyer's concerns. And buyer's like me are willing to wait to address all those little details. Rather than attempting to sell to customer's like you who can buy any old boat, Ribcraft is busy building for customers like me. Why should they double their facilties & staff to try to compete with the Bombards and Zodiac's of the world? Not their market.

I waited 5 months for my custom RIB (I'm in Seattle, so no its not a Ribcraft). But it is laid out EXACTLY like I wanted it. And my guests actually notice how easy it is to scuba dive from since I had it built custom for that exact purpose. 3 years later I've pretty much forgotten about the 5month build wait.
Read the title of the thread. It says 'deep V'. That is what I would prefer, so no, not any old rib.

But hey, if deep V's are so hard to come by, then I'll just have to rethink won't I?
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Old 07 June 2010, 12:33   #45
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Read the title of the thread. It says 'deep V'. That is what I would prefer, so no, not any old rib.

But hey, if deep V's are so hard to come by, then I'll just have to rethink won't I?
Or buy a Searider.
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Read the title of the thread. It says 'deep V'. That is what I would prefer, so no, not any old rib.

But hey, if deep V's are so hard to come by, then I'll just have to rethink won't I?
Why not just come over here and buy a nearly new 2nd hand one?
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Old 07 June 2010, 14:45   #47
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Read the title of the thread. It says 'deep V'. That is what I would prefer, so no, not any old rib.

But hey, if deep V's are so hard to come by, then I'll just have to rethink won't I?
If you want to be on the water in a new RIB next week, it sounds like it.
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Old 07 June 2010, 17:56   #48
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If you plan on sailing in rough seas then don't be tempted to go for a shallow V hull like those found on Orkneys and similar rigids. I had a 23' Orkney before I got the rib and whilst it was a lovely boat in calm conditions it slammed like a pig in the chop. In a F4 I had to slow right down to 12-14kts to avoid repeated heavy slamming but in the rib I can maintain twice this speed and the slamming is much reduced by the deep V hull.
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Old 08 June 2010, 03:10   #49
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If you plan on sailing in rough seas then don't be tempted to go for a shallow V hull like those found on Orkneys and similar rigids. I had a 23' Orkney before I got the rib and whilst it was a lovely boat in calm conditions it slammed like a pig in the chop. In a F4 I had to slow right down to 12-14kts to avoid repeated heavy slamming but in the rib I can maintain twice this speed and the slamming is much reduced by the deep V hull.
Thanks for the advice. Although we generally don't go out if the sea's at all rough, (2 kids) there are times, such as when we come back from a few days on one of the islands, (Belle Ile, etc) when we have no choice. Hence the preference for deep V.

Although I would prefer not to buy second hand (how do you really know if the guy has flushed the engine after every use? for example), I am currently looking at 2 possibilities, both in the UK.
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Old 09 June 2010, 05:49   #50
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All I can say is, last september I had to go from Poole Harbour to Cowes for a three day charity sailing event. I decided to get there usuing my Rib, upon launching from Parkstone Bay marina the guy getting my Rib off the dry stack said, "your not seriously going out in this weather are you"?, it was pretty awfull but being new to boating and seeking an adventure I did, I was about the only boat out that day and the weather was horrible, took me three hours to get there and could do no more than about 17knots, the deep vee certainly helped (cobra 7.5M with 200 two stoke yamaha) and after a while I started to enjoy it and didnt feel in any danger at any time, the hull just handled everything perfectly. I did arrive completly knackered and very wet ! but recovered with a few hard drinks in a local pub. LOL

I think with our unpredictable weather a deep vee has it's benefits in the UK
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