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Old 25 October 2004, 09:16   #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, 09:40   #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, 09:56   #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, 10:27   #5
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Looks like a lot of boat for under £12,000!!
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Old 25 October 2004, 11:01   #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, 11:59   #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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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, 12:43   #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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Old 25 October 2004, 13:11   #11
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Tis nearly November where we live September still in Essex...
No wonder ye get away with white high heels...

We look forward to the photos of Newfoundland as we didn't make it to visit Eg.

Bon Voyage

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looks nice

says the tubes are filled with foam, what does that mean?
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the tubes are filled with foam

Eeee, ya windin us up anit'y ya?

I got ya number!
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Old 27 October 2004, 21:28   #14
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says the tubes are filled with foam, what does that mean?
Exactly what it says on the tin, that will be foam filled tubes then

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Eeee, ya windin us up anit'y ya?
Fink ur havin a laff - Someone called Crazy Donkey, coming from Blackpool and discussing Ali ribs. To quote the Missus behave

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Old 28 October 2004, 02:37   #15
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Hope you like Newfoundland Alan, it's some place! I worked there for 3 weeks in 1998, the weather is unreal. In 3 weeks we had 3 days when we didn't have gale force winds, and F7's for 2 of those. Swell on the grand banks min 5m the whole time. However George street in St Johns has more bars on one street than any other town / city! Looks like a good place to have a RIB though, quite like the West coast of Scotland.
Think you may find a watercraft very 'commercial', ie heavy and slow especially after a Scorpion! Maybe you should look at shipping a Rib from the UK?
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Old 28 October 2004, 05:19   #16
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Hope you like Newfoundland Alan, it's some place! I worked there for 3 weeks in 1998, the weather is unreal. In 3 weeks we had 3 days when we didn't have gale force winds, and F7's for 2 of those. Swell on the grand banks min 5m the whole time. However George street in St Johns has more bars on one street than any other town / city! Looks like a good place to have a RIB though, quite like the West coast of Scotland.
Think you may find a watercraft very 'commercial', ie heavy and slow especially after a Scorpion! Maybe you should look at shipping a Rib from the UK?

Sounds a lot like Swansea then!!!

Shipping forecast for our area today

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EAST GALE 8 TO STORM 10 BACKING SOUTHEAST 6 TO GALE 8. RAIN OR
SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD"

Yesterdays was far worse - actually touched hurricane force 12!!!!

Makes you think - other countries get winds like that they have mass deestruction - we get a few slates off the roof!!!
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Old 29 October 2004, 11:24   #17
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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...
looks too expensive even at $10.000 us. Mermaid engines - come off it! they came out before the Boer war.

Stick to a scorpoion and you may find it worth your while to ship it over and declare it as "immigrants shackles and goods". What are you going to do in NF?
If it was BC would understand. Was three years in Montreal, 6 months winter 6 months summer. and enough cold to freeze your balls off.

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looks too expensive even at $10.000 us. Mermaid engines - come off it! they came out before the Boer war.Jonathan
Probably, but then they are all mechanical so you can work out what is wrong rather than having to deal with black boxes. Could be useful in the wilderness.

Given that Alan P's description of Battle harbour makes the Falklands sound almost like a holiday resort this sort of boat might be just the ticket. but it ain't going to do much more than 20 knots.

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Thanks one and all. My tongue is a little in cheek on this one as I do know that this is not a Scorpion type experience I think its expensive for what it is but there are very few RIBS for sale in Canada as a whole so it was interesting to find one in NF. I'm not in a position to buy at the moment but if and when the time comes I might ship from Europe but probably look for something in US/Canada first. Shipping costs to that end of Canada are v. expensive from Europe but I am going to be in the right game so might well be able to sort something out.

Ruadrih I know all about George St. Spent New Years there in 2002 and looking forward to enjoying a few more celebrations there soon

Eupa, they tell me its not quite so cold as central Canada. Only minus 10 or so Looking forward to the snow! (I wanna Skidoo.) I'm gonna do a similar thing I do now - Supply Chain management. Except that this time its not plugs and sockets but if you want 300 tonnes of fish delivered to your door I'm your man!

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Thanks one and all. My tongue is a little in cheek on this one as I do know that this is not a Scorpion type experience I think its expensive for what it is but there are very few RIBS for sale in Canada as a whole so it was interesting to find one in NF. I'm not in a position to buy at the moment but if and when the time comes I might ship from Europe but probably look for something in US/Canada first. Shipping costs to that end of Canada are v. expensive from Europe but I am going to be in the right game so might well be able to sort something out.

Ruadrih I know all about George St. Spent New Years there in 2002 and looking forward to enjoying a few more celebrations there soon

Eupa, they tell me its not quite so cold as central Canada. Only minus 10 or so Looking forward to the snow! (I wanna Skidoo.) I'm gonna do a similar thing I do now - Supply Chain management. Except that this time its not plugs and sockets but if you want 300 tonnes of fish delivered to your door I'm your man!

Alan
a good bit of Lobster would be very acceptable.Its the only "fish" I like. But then just realize that all the lobster found in Europe is now coming from NF.
anyway. Don't those monsters breed in Europe anymore?? Back to the rib- you could get a good deal on shiping the rib on a roll/on/off container ship?
surely?? I reckon for under 600$?? one way
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