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Old 09 February 2004, 05:24   #21
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I personally wouldn't buy Falcon , but you pays your maney and you takes your choice.
Now that is a sweeping statement that makes me laugh
Your extremely qualified 'expert opinion (since you've never been on one yet) worths 'a lot'

FALCON's are great boats. They are very reasonably priced and are built extremely well and they last for years. You can ask VOLVO who bought one a few years back to use it as a support boat for the Cross Atlantic sailing race.

Why they didn't buy a Scorpion, Valliant, Gemini, RIB EYE or anything else? They bought the FALCON because this particular boat is built to cruise comfortably (and for their requirement) fast in all weather conditions.

The 650SR has a CE certificate to carry 12 people and if you want something small may I suggest the 575SR. On those because of the hull design you can use, for the 640SR a 90 bhp enbgine and it will give it 40 knots top speed and on the 575SR a 75 bhp is adequate.

Good luck.
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Old 09 February 2004, 07:33   #22
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I have found a suitable rib, just going through the paying for it etc. now.
I need a trailer for a 5.5m any ideas please.
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Old 10 February 2004, 13:54   #23
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http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...a&pagenumber=2

This is the thread that Cookee was referring to and I must say that deal represents extremely good value. It would probably be 10 to 15% more allowing for currency fluctuations etc

If you are looking for a good deal on a new trailer Jono Garton is an agent for Admiral Trailers and if you beat him hard enough with a big enough stick he'll do you a good deal. From what I have seen of the Admiral trailers they look well made.

He has just ordered some so you might be able to jump on the discount bandwagon

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Old 10 February 2004, 13:59   #24
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Thanks

Ordered from Jono last Wednesday and built to fit my new rib, ready for collection yesterday.

Thats what I call service.
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Old 10 February 2004, 14:13   #25
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My Admiral trailer is about to start it's third season towing the new leisure boat around - all we've done to it is keep the salt washed off it and service it - no problems!
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Old 11 February 2004, 06:23   #26
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I'm on my second Admiral trailer now, 'used for towing Revenger's round the country, very stong and a sinch to tow when set up correctly. Highly recommended.
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Old 14 February 2004, 09:41   #27
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I picked up my Humber Destroyer 5.5metre yesterday.
Thank you one and all for your kind advice and help.
Jono Garton sourced a new Admiral trailer for me which so far appears to be excellent.
I will post some pictures when I get a chance.
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