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Old 20 May 2004, 10:13   #1
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Wich 6.5 to choose ?

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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 ?
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Old 20 May 2004, 10:15   #2
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Are you looking to buy new or second hand? What is your budget?

In my opinion, the best thing to do is to get out there and try as many different makes as you can. Come to RIBex - there'll be loads of different ones there and quite a few RIBnetters willing to show off their own boats.

See here: http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread...highlight=ribex
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This has been discussed quite recently. Have a look at these: Advises Please
What should I look for?
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I would like to buy her new. Budget? around 25k.
I did intended to go to Ribex, but I will be on buissness travel :-(
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Old 20 May 2004, 10:26   #5
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Old 20 May 2004, 10:31   #6
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Originally Posted by Daniel Vanesse
I would like to buy her new. Budget? around 25k.
I did intended to go to Ribex, but I will be on buissness travel :-(

Daniel

Have a look at www.parkerribs.com
the 630 is really a 650 and is category B
we only fit Mercury/Mariner outboards and the max you can have is a 150HP say Optimax
or you could opt for a diesel Mercruiser 1.7L DTI just like my Seahawk 2
These ribs are made in Poland so you could jump in your car one day head East for some serious rib testing
sorry you can't make Ribex
there are a lot of threads on RibNet about Parker Ribs so please look them up

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Thanks Andre and Louise, it is most interesting. Phil, I take note and keep you posted as soon as I know more about
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Excellent riposte, Daniel - I can tell you're not German
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Old 20 May 2004, 11:23   #9
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Hi Danielle,
I have took delivery of my Rib-X 6.4 about 3 weeks ago. It is absolutely fantastic, in rough or smooth. Onboard I have a double console with Pod seats for six plus plenty more seating up front. Mine has a 200 Mercury OPtimax on the back and it flies. They usually sell with a 140/150 on the back but I wanted a bit more oomph to ski with a heavily laiden boat. The head guy there is called Colin Baldwin (tel: 01455 554501) and he is very helpful indeed. 2 articles are coming out soon in Rib International Mag and Sportsboat & Rib Mag.
Hope this helps.
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Thanks, I look forward to read about her.
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