Originally Posted by johnskip44
Based in deepest Scotland but happy travel.
Welcome to the forum John.
If you're based in Harris, then you'll have no option but to travel for the right boat. I'd say Scotland is very limited regards pre-owned private/trade market. And if this is your first boat, then personally I'd avoid Ebay. You need to see the boat in person, test the engine, etc. There are plenty members on here that will offer invaluable information or even view boats on your behalf if they're close, purely because they're complete rib-nobbers, and like nothing better than mucking about in boats, that's just the generosity of some folk.
I travel home to Lewis to fish most summers, so I'm familiar with Atlantic swells on the west coast. Even on relatively calm days the weather can change quickly. Harris will be exactly the same. You definitely need a deep V hull for that part of the world if you need to run for home.
I know you're looking specifically at Ribcraft or Humber boats, but Delta or Ribquest would be in my list too. Used Ribquest examples are like rocking horse poo, but do come up from time to time. Delta on the other hand, again scarce, are probably more utilitarian in build but are the dog's danglies. It all depends what you plan to use the rib for, budget, etc.
I'll throw these into the mix.
2012 Ribquest 6.3m Bosuns Locker - Boat Sales - RIBQUEST 6.3
2007 Ribeye 650 Ribeye 650