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Old 09 August 2017, 14:26   #1
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Family/Fishing Rib wanted

Hi i am looking for a Family/Fishing rib (mainly fishing i would like seating for six and has to have a bench seat for the wife (2 adults and 4 kids) must be seating not tubes and deck for family days out on the coast, rivers or lakes. within the confines of a 5-6 meter (none chinese) rib, with a min of 60hp on a 5m and working up as the rib gets bigger i have a budget of 8,000 GBP but can be upped a little for the right boat

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Old 09 August 2017, 15:56   #2
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i think seating for 6 a 60hp outboard and a budget of 8k are things that don't go together you need to do more homework
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Old 10 August 2017, 02:29   #3
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Why do you want a rib?
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Old 10 August 2017, 03:21   #4
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Why do you want a rib?
i want a rib for days out poly, with the family on the coast, rivers and lakes but mainly for me to get out fishing because my 3.8mtr sib just aint cutting it.


Beerbely wat am i missing mate ?? or is it a few extra grand ??

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Old 10 August 2017, 03:33   #5
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I think a 60 hp with a planned six persons is too small. I run a 90 with 4 on which works well and doesn't have an issue with a couple more. Less then 90 on anything over 5m is, I believe, hard work unless it's just 1 or 2 people.

To have seating for six on a 5-6m will be a challenge too. I have seats for 5 on my 5.5 and there's no room for a bench. Take a wonder around a good marina and spy the set ups there ans see how they work.

I suspect you're taking a 6/ 6.5 for your seating and power needs, and with the no Chinese statement (I'd be keeping my mind open) you're restricting the market open to you.

Rib eye does do the configuration you're after, and at that point you're quite a few grand out
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Old 10 August 2017, 04:57   #6
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A 5m rib with a 60hp propped correctly would get you up and going but more power is always more fun in my book.

I run a Yam f70 4stroke on a zodiac 550 pro tour with our family of five or the kids friends or two. I do run a small stainless pitch prop of 13 1/2 x13, but if it's just two of us I can easely pop on the spare bigger pitch prop but the fact most of my time is spent crossing rough bar conditions where the swell is rarely bellow 2m. I use a prop lock not the normal nut and split pin, the prop lock is quicker to change props with.

Room is always going to be an issue, my lot sit on a large cooler fish box on on the double seat behind the centre console. There's always the tubes to sit along, you can fit foot straps to the floor to help with hanging on.

I did look at the 650pro but the extra length doesn't really give that much more room and the running costs pretty much double. My 550pro tour also fits through my standard sized garage doors meaning I can keep it safe within our home. I'm more than happy with my boat and its handling capabilitys, I use mine for offshore game fishing (80km) to snorkel and diving shallow inshore reefs.

By the way what age are the kids, keep in mind they often don't all end up going out together. One gets invited to a birthday or feels sick etc means mums is most likely not to be onboard either. The whole family trips are great but I can only remember one in the the last two years ( 500hrs of boating).
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Thanks for the info guys and yes i know i was asking a lot realy for the small price i wanted to pay but did have a contingency of 2,000 for that extra push but even with that i was still finding it hard.

Jonp its funny you should comment with your 5.5 open pro because i have just put a deposit down on a 2005 zodiac pro open with a Suzuki 115 (2005/6) all in great condition, the seating aint what i wanted but it has seating for 4 and a large raised bow storage that i can put a get a comfy seat mat made for it i my wife has twins 11yrs to an old relationship and i have 2 to an old relationship to, 10 and 5, so my 2 would not be coming out every time to say the least so 70% of the time it will be just the 4 of us (my my wife and 2 11yrs) i think i am happy with what i am buying as i was looking at the same rib but a 2007 model (both engine and rib) and that was going for 10,000 GBP with a 90 Evinrude and when this other one (all be it 2 yrs older) came along i jumped on it big time I am just hoping its just as nice in the flesh as it is in the pics
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I have a halmatic Pacific 22 for sale 140hp diesel 6.5 meters 8000
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Old 10 August 2017, 07:19   #9
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Thanks for the info guys and yes i know i was asking a lot realy for the small price i wanted to pay but did have a contingency of 2,000 for that extra push but even with that i was still finding it hard.

Jonp its funny you should comment with your 5.5 open pro because i have just put a deposit down on a 2005 zodiac pro open with a Suzuki 115 (2005/6) all in great condition, the seating aint what i wanted but it has seating for 4 and a large raised bow storage that i can put a get a comfy seat mat made for it i my wife has twins 11yrs to an old relationship and i have 2 to an old relationship to, 10 and 5, so my 2 would not be coming out every time to say the least so 70% of the time it will be just the 4 of us (my my wife and 2 11yrs) i think i am happy with what i am buying as i was looking at the same rib but a 2007 model (both engine and rib) and that was going for 10,000 GBP with a 90 Evinrude and when this other one (all be it 2 yrs older) came along i jumped on it big time I am just hoping its just as nice in the flesh as it is in the pics

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.
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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...
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