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Old 22 May 2004, 18:08   #41
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Thanks for the ideas of Humber and Ballastic.

The list now reads:

Scorpion (but new is too long and too expensive)
Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro
Ballistics 6.5
Solent Ribs (to visit 26 May)
Rib-X (to look at in Lymington, 26 May)
Ribcraft (but Yeovil is far from Lymington)

Any other candidates appreciated. This might turn into a long haul!

On the secondhand front, thanks, Nick, for the suggestion: of:http://www.boatsandoutboards.com

and sorry you work on Saturday!

My problem is that I do not know how to tell a good boat from a dog based on the adverts so do not know how to produce a good short-list.

Any advice on how to do that would be much appreciated.

As would a pointer to anyone who has seen an advert they think I should persue.

Thanks again, everyone

Bruce
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Old 22 May 2004, 18:11   #42
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Bruce,

I reckon you should go to RIBex, that way you get to try boats and talk to owners/sellers, and make your own mind up then.
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Old 22 May 2004, 19:05   #43
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Old 23 May 2004, 03:03   #44
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Thanks

Can't get to Ribex due to half term, sadly
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Old 24 May 2004, 10:02   #45
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Originally Posted by brucehawsker

Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro

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Ribcraft (but Yeovil is far from Lymington)

Any other candidates appreciated. This might turn into a long haul!
You know Humber are in Hull?

If you can't make it to Yeovil, try RIBS Marine in Christchurch, who sell Ribcraft rebadged as Raider Ribs, doing the final fit out themselves.

cheers,
Simon

PS: Must be worth a drive to Yeovil, though. It's not that far.
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