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Old 25 October 2004, 10:16   #1
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Would this be a good buy?

Esteemed Ribnetters....

I'm shortly off to Newfoundland for a new life in Canada. RIB's are in short supply in these parts but Laura has found this:

http://www.trinav.com/1k1686nf.htm

I know its a Watercraft rescue boat from a commercial ship. The question is would it be worth buying for a bit of wilderness ribbing or having been a Scorpion owner am I now spoiled for anything else for ever

I await your input...
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Old 25 October 2004, 10:40   #2
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LOA 22' 01", might be worth pm'ing Manos to find out how long the rib actually is!
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Old 25 October 2004, 10:56   #3
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LOA 22' 01", might be worth pm'ing Manos to find out how long the rib actually is!
'sok I'm not looking for an excuse not to race it
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Old 25 October 2004, 11:27   #5
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Looks like a lot of boat for under 12,000!!
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Old 25 October 2004, 12:01   #6
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Alan, thats an old boat. Keep in touch with Egbert Walters when you are in your new life. There is a well known British boatbuilder looking to set up a new business in St John's. Egbert has been over sea trialing the boat on my recommendation ,and aggrees with me, it is the dogs dangerly bits when the going gets tough. Punches 2 - 3 metre seas at 40 knots like they are not there! Alan P
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Old 25 October 2004, 12:59   #7
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Punches 2 - 3 metre seas at 40 knots like they are not there!
Is that ribnet waves or real waves?

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Old 25 October 2004, 13:41   #8
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Come on then AP, give as few more datails..................cant leave us with so little info about the dogs bits of a boat!!
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Old 25 October 2004, 13:43   #9
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Good luck Alan and Laura on your new life in NFland.

Hope you keep posting...as one of the most established members of RN

Bring a few fleeces tho'.... Deana has emailed us a photo of the snow in her back garden

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Good luck Alan and Laura on your new life in NFland.

Hope you keep posting...as one of the most established members of RN

Bring a few fleeces tho'.... Deana has emailed us a photo of the snow in her back garden

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Deana lives in the middle of Canada where snow in September is not rare and winter temps get very cold. Fortunately Newfoundland's climate is a little milder!
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