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Old 10 August 2017, 07:43   #11
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Just go steady untill you really get used to it as that's a lot of power on that boat. The hull has slightly different chines on the newer models. Look into the UV protecting cleaners, these keep the tubes looking like new.

All the best, hope it all works out for you.
Thank you my friend and yes i will not be taking any of my kids out in it just yet until i get the feel for it and yes its nice lump for a 5.5 but its only as fast as you want it to go and i am not going to push it
Mostly i am just over the moon i am on the rhib ladder to bigger and better things (i hope hahaha)
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Old 10 August 2017, 07:54   #12
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Why a RIB, for your requirements a boat like a Tehri would surely be much better suited. High/safe sides with rails for kids, dry ride, plenty seating and storage, ideal for fishing, arguably a bit quicker/easier with a smaller motor...
It was/is a rib i wanted not a boat i just like them better easier to handle to get in and out of water easier to tow about from lake to lake or coast to coast and if a boat goes over it goes down, but if a rib goes over i just climb on top,
i just find the rib more attractive as appose to a boat

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Old 10 August 2017, 10:50   #13
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hi glad you have found something your happy with .my comment was referring to getting a 5m rib with seating for 6 is a push then expecting a 60hp outboard to provide the jollies is unrealistic .what you have bought sounds like an ideal solution the zodiac will have room for 4 no bother and a 115 outboard will be perfectly fine.hopefully we will see you out from Hartlepool soon
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Family/Fishing Rib wanted

Neo - I meant the same at Stig, why not a hardboat - however you've obviously made up your mind. I think you are probably underestimating the flotation ability of some modern hardboats, and as Stig pointed out you can get options offering more space, power, seating, freeboard etc. Perhaps not as good for playing in big waves, but most folk don't take families in those conditions.
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Neo - I meant the same at Stig, why not a hardboat - however you've obviously made up your mind. I think you are probably underestimating the flotation ability of some modern hardboats, and as Stig pointed out you can get options offering more space, power, seating, freeboard etc. Perhaps not as good for playing in big waves, but most folk don't take families in those conditions.
Hi poly and yes neither do i or will not be having my family out in poor to bad conditions but as i mentioned this is a duel role rib primarily me out fishing and will be out doing my thing fishing and relaxing, (may be a few giggly waters) but as when we do forecast a nice sunny day and the tide and swell plays ball then it will then become a family boat for up and down the coast rivers or lakes

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hi glad you have found something your happy with .my comment was referring to getting a 5m rib with seating for 6 is a push then expecting a 60hp outboard to provide the jollies is unrealistic .what you have bought sounds like an ideal solution the zodiac will have room for 4 no bother and a 115 outboard will be perfectly fine.hopefully we will see you out from Hartlepool soon
Berrbelly thank you my friend yes i think i have found a suited boat to my needs as i say i been looking at the same boat but it was a 2007 and same age evinrude 90 for 10g and was poised ready to pounce on it but then this came along at 2 years older but yet still in great shape for 3g less, with a bigger arse
so yes at this very moment in time i am happy with what i have bought and yes i will take you up on the offer of a run out at some point were do you launch from i am at the yacht club

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does anyone know of any retailers locally to the north east that would do a single bolster/fold down seat on a swivel with lockable positions and possibly on a hydrolic up down ram something like this on a pedestal

Relaxn Deluxe Sports Flip-Up Bucket Seat Light Grey And Dark Grey Upholstery
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Berrbelly thank you my friend yes i think i have found a suited boat to my needs as i say i been looking at the same boat but it was a 2007 and same age evinrude 90 for 10g and was poised ready to pounce on it but then this came along at 2 years older but yet still in great shape for 3g less, with a bigger arse
so yes at this very moment in time i am happy with what i have bought and yes i will take you up on the offer of a run out at some point were do you launch from i am at the yacht club

Cheers Ian.
well my trailer is in the yacht club in my parking space but I currently have a warrior that is moored in the marina .ill keep an eye out for a new zodiac showing up my trailer is in no 73 next to the black Humber ocean pro
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well my trailer is in the yacht club in my parking space but I currently have a warrior that is moored in the marina .ill keep an eye out for a new zodiac showing up my trailer is in no 73 next to the black Humber ocean pro
ok sounds good i am back in the uk for 2 days (19-20 aug) but busy then and then back in uk 1-10th aug so hopefully i get some decent weather to test run the new toy
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