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Old 26 August 2009, 13:40   #1
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Would you buy this ???

I've seen this advertised on ebay and am interested but its a long way from me. I would like to know other peoples opinion on it. Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MEWAX:VRI
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Old 26 August 2009, 13:47   #2
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I've seen this advertised on ebay and am interested but its a long way from me. I would like to know other peoples opinion on it. Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MEWAX:VRI
No. It's a yacht tender that couldn't handle a ripple.
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Old 26 August 2009, 14:56   #3
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No. It's a yacht tender that couldn't handle a ripple.
and it has a hell of a lot of motor on the back... a 15hp would be more in keeping with that hull. it aint no searider
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and it has a hell of a lot of motor on the back... a 15hp would be more in keeping with that hull. it aint no searider
Rated to a 40hp ain't it?
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Old 26 August 2009, 15:04   #5
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Ok, you have put me off that one.
What should I look for thats about 4m long ? or should I go back to a
Fletcher type boat ???
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Something like this.
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I can highly recommend something like the above.
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Rated to a 40hp ain't it?
the plate says 50HP on remotes (40 on tiller).

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would you buy this
depends what you are looking for in a rib... bear in mind that lots of people here like their boats to be rugged and look rugged and can't understand why anyone would prefer a boat for posing in, just going fast in or using in perfect weather only... ...but if a fletcher is the alternative then the typical "buy a Searider" answer probably isn't going to tick your boxes.
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I prefer the more work boat type of RIB but was pleasently surprised when I went out in Bam Bams Zodiac. He let me have a blast and it was like been sat in an arm chair, very comfy and everything fell to hand.
You do get what you pay for though.
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the plate says 50HP on remotes (40 on tiller).


depends what you are looking for in a rib... bear in mind that lots of people here like their boats to be rugged and look rugged and can't understand why anyone would prefer a boat for posing in, just going fast in or using in perfect weather only... ...but if a fletcher is the alternative then the typical "buy a Searider" answer probably isn't going to tick your boxes.
That is a very good point.
Probably we should all have asked what will you use the boat for?
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