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Old 10 March 2013, 11:02   #1
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Hello everyone,

Im new here, and new to boating. Im doing my powerboat Level2 in a couple of weeks time and looking to buy a small RIB early in the summer which i can take around the coast whilst in Devon.

Any pointers on what to get/lookout for all welcome. If anyone has anything suitable, with a trailer let me know. i dont have a huge budget but enough i think to get on the water.

Thanks.
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Old 10 March 2013, 11:07   #2
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Avon Searider 4.7 for sure

There's one in the for sale section too
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Old 10 March 2013, 11:12   #3
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Looks good... nice choice of car too! ;-) Im just waiting for some inheritance to come through otherwise I'd have it now!!
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Old 10 March 2013, 11:21   #4
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Hello everyone,
Im new here, and new to boating. Im doing my powerboat Level2 in a couple of weeks timeThanks.
Hi Ben - a very big welcome to RIBnet

Top marks for doing your PB2 - its an ideal chance to learn, look, ask questions, talk to other boaters etc - so enjoy.

Quite obviously this is the home to all things RIBs but take your time and have a look at other alternatives (that's me excommunicated ) to make sure what you buy suits your needs - essential you try before you buy.

Good luck
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Looks good... nice choice of car too! ;-) Im just waiting for some inheritance to come through otherwise I'd have it now!!
Shall I wrap it up for you sir
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Old 10 March 2013, 12:42   #6
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Think hard, and try lots....

I bought a 3.4 valiant which looked the right size, ok to fit in the garage. BUT after a few trips out, and loads of reading here, now have a 5m rib and am waiting for the new season to sell the other one.....

Oh and ask loads of questions
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Old 10 March 2013, 13:22   #7
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Thanks for the tips guys.

I had 5mtrs in my head as a starting point.
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Hi and welcome. Avon 4.7 awesome bit of kit. We've a 2004 Humber 5.3 with T90 Outboard on here also, PM if interested

Peter @ Boatsandoutboards4sale ~ www.BoatsandOutboards4Sale.co.uk ~ 07930 421007
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Ooh I like the Humber.... Great colour!! Bet it wont be still available when I eventually get the cash together though....
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Shall I wrap it up for you sir
you mailbox full ?
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