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Old 17 January 2003, 13:38   #1
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Wanted 5.5m - 6m 'offshore' RIB

I have a 4.9m Zodiac Yachtline - great boat for coastal work, but I want to go further.

Based on the IoM, it's about 25nm to get anywhere, and as the Irish Sea is shallow, a steep chop builds very quickly.

I think I need a Humber Destroyer or Ribcraft 5.45. Is there anyone out there with such a boat - engine is less important, as I have a 70hp 2 stroke that goes for ever.

I would need 4/5 jockey seats, console, longer range tank (preferably under floor), A frame.

Anyone got one for a reasonable price?
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Old 17 February 2003, 08:51   #2
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I am trying to sell my Ribeye 5.8m. It was built early 2002. Yamaha 100hp 4 stroke. 20gall s/s underdeck tank, A frame, anchor locker, manual and elec bilge pumps, vhf, gps, f/finder. Was coded to mca cat 3. 2 *2 person jockey seats. complete with roller trailer. It is on the boats for sale section.

hope it may be of interest.

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Old 03 March 2003, 13:38   #3
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David

Sorry for delay in getting back.

I don't have the budget for your obviously 'nearly new' boat.

Sorry

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Old 03 March 2003, 13:43   #4
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Hi, how about a 6.45 Ribtec ? send me an e mail for the details

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Old 07 March 2003, 07:10   #5
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Beware the Ribtec 5.45. I looked at one at SIBS with a very similar requirement to your own, and Ribcraft sales team very quickly discouraged me. I may be completely wrong, but I am not sure that the 5.45 m hull has the same deep v, sea-kindly hull as the 5,85 and the 4.8 - you should definitely get one on the water and get a feel for performance in a chop.
Has anyone on the forum got a R/C 5.45 and able to tell me I'm writing absolute rubbish?
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Old 07 March 2003, 07:27   #6
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Beware the Ribtec 5.45.
Did you mean Ribtec? Or Ribcraft?

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Old 09 March 2003, 03:22   #7
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Benjamin, if you ask Ribcraft what they think of Ribtec then what do you think they will say ? so please be careful what you say about a boat especially if you don't have any experience of it. People do read these posts with a view to buying a rib which for anyone is major purchase. they need good sound advice from people who have used the boats, engines or equipment.

Actually Ribtec don't make a 5.45m rib.

Mine is 6.45m! (LOA 6.7m) and a deep v hull with constant deadrise which makes the hull very sea worthy, believe me! this is my second Ribtec.

If as JK says you meant Ribcraft then please amend your post.


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Old 09 March 2003, 14:11   #8
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Steady chaps........

I have actually seen a Ribcraft 5.45 - bright yellow, for sale in Nayland Marina last summer.

The Ribtec sounds a big boat, Pete.

How heavy, what kind of trailer etc.

I have a Honda CRV for towing - good for up to 1.5 tonnes I believe.

My e mail is whitingiom@yahoo.co.uk if you would like to send me details

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Old 10 March 2003, 11:42   #9
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Try my little Humber 5.5 Extreme. Can give you a wet ride, but its great fun!! The price is very negotiable too!!
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Old 10 March 2003, 17:45   #10
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Benjamin.

Both the Ribtec and the Ribcraft make an excellent range of boats,
and I'd be happy to go to sea in either.

I have seen Pete7's boat and it really is in excellent condition and a very well laid out boat .

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