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Old 18 May 2020, 20:11   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Christchurch
Make: arimar
Length: 4m +
Engine: outboard 40Hp
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 12

Hello, New member here and fairly new to ribs had mine for about 18 months now.

Not new to boating we had a searay for many years as a family toy. Have lots of friends with ribs and took the plunge with a 4.3m for running about on the river and in the sea when it s not too lumpy.

Covered some of my rib experience over here

ebay purchase late at night looks like a bargain just throw in a cheeky bid and oops I own another boat. It is about what I wanted - launch at any time, good for the kids to learn in on the river and stuff, not so nice I can't run it up a beach and the engine was basically sound once the initial issues were sorted.

few teething troubles

Cracked terminal on the battery - it felt tight but wasn't! Battery was draining and it failed the charging module. Found and sorted that myself.

Someone had fitted a pipe to take the controls/cables forward screw for pipe clip went straight through the floor and the hull. I repaired those holes.

Old fuel gunge in the engine - needed a good clean out, would run fine on the river at low throttle but not happy at higher revs. Thanks Will at the River Shack in Christchurch for sorting that quite a common problem with modern fuels and periods of no use apparently.

End caps in the tubes were repaired with silicon and self amalgamating tape held up for a while but now replaced by They were a bit dubious about taking it on but the refresh has given it a few more years of life.

Had some good days out last year and had it on the water this weekend which was nice. looking forward to more of the same!

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