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Old 21 May 2004, 18:56   #31
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No idea...dont know how much he paid for it...
OK, seeing as yours is a "low mileage" nearly new model, I could ask you to subtract your purchase price from the current RRP but I wouldn't be so personal!


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got to fit a new radio and complete the rewire ,wont be too long now.
Does that mean a yes to having a go on yours? Cool!

Now, the reason for the rewire on this "as new" RIB...
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Old 21 May 2004, 19:46   #32
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Now, the reason for the rewire on this "as new" RIB...

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Old 21 May 2004, 21:03   #33
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1. The tubes are made from some funny plastic (PVC?) material. Don't even contemplate all the discussion about PVC v PU v Hypalon. There's only one material to make tubes from, and that's Hypalon. Loads of people know how to mend it, it lasts ages, and it's really really strong stuff.
Hypalon is obviously fine but PVC is also fine. I owned a 5m pure inflatable for a number of years. It was a Bombard (Zodiac) and made from PVC. The tubes didn't show any deterioration, unlike hypalon which very quickly dulls. The fabric is not stretchy so the tubes are nice and firm rather than springy/wobbly and I modified it substantially without any gluing problems. The only disadvantage was that barnacles appeared to cut at it more than they do with hypalon. Having said that, it really wasn't a problem.
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Old 22 May 2004, 05:44   #34
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Richard,

Louise was recommending the 6.4, does that mean you two are

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I didn't recommend it - I couldn't do that as I haven't been on one (and yes, I know, that didn't stop Richard!!!). I just quoted RIB International as they happen to have reviewed one in this month's issue, which arrived through the letter box yesterday!

The only boats I could recommend would be the Scorpion (cos that's what we've got and it's great) and the Gemini (cos I've been on one and everything looked really good and behaved as it should and I had a very comfortable ride in it). I have admired other boats from afar but as I haven't been on them I couldn't recommend them. If it helps, I think yours looks very well finished from the photos I've seen!

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Old 22 May 2004, 08:25   #36
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Ok. Thanks for this. In the interests of equality - since sadly I can't afford or manage a new Scorpion, I am going to see Solent Ribs and have a trial on Wednesday afternoon, and go and look at Rib-X at Lymington in the morning.

As a newbie, I would love a set of key questions to ask both the manufacturers to get the fairest of comparisons.

Still open to other ideas, but would like to find a broker or the factory fairly near Lymington. That sort of rules out Ribcraft at Yeovil?

Just mown the lawn - 90 miles from the sea - envying all of you out on the water.

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PS any pointerews to specific second hands that anyone thinks I should consider as an alternative will much appreciated
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Just mown the lawn - 90 miles from the sea - envying all of you out on the water.

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Hi,

I am about to buy my first RIB and I am looking for a 6.5m with a 150hp 4/s. She will mainly be used for family (coastal) cruising at the begining, but more and more in rough sea in coming years. I want her simple, easy to use and maintain, versatile. Must also be easily towable (idealy, max. width 2.5m).
Who can advise ?
My Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro sems to meet all the above criteria (except the 6.5), and I am Very happy with her.
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Old 22 May 2004, 12:37   #40
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i belive the new 6.5 ballistics will be here in 4 weeks , with 150 4 strokes on the back , and they are in your the budget .will post the video of testing on monday
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