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Old 23 November 2011, 22:19   #1
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Country: UK - England
Town: Derry/Southampton
Boat name: Jumpin Jack
Make: Redbay
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 200 Opti
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Hello - a new (old) rib (NIreland)

Hello All,
Been lurking a while - great site Full of brilliant info.

Have just bought my first RIB on Saturday - a YAM480 with a Yamaha 50hp fourstroke on a Yam trailer. She has millions of miles on the clock (having been a sea school boat for the past 10yrs) - but is a tidy, family friendly RIB and still well capable of well over 30kts - as proven on a great day on the river on Sunday.
She needs a wee bit of tidying up but for the money she looks like will be a good (fun) purchase.
I was after a boat with seats suitable for young children - not jockeys at this stage.

Also own an Arvor 25 with a 220hp mercruiser inboard - i do a LOT of sea fishing.

Have had a series of Boats over the last 18 years - starting with a Dejon 14 with a 40hp Chrysler, a Redbay Fastfisher 19 with a 40hp Yam 2 stroke, an Ocqueteau 685 with a Lombardini 82hp diesel, a Aquabell 33 with a big Ford Mermaid and more recently a Rodman 900 with Twin Volvo KAD44 260hp....... Traded the Rodman down for the Arvor.... long story!

Professional Mariner (P&o Cruises/Cunard for 12 years - Irish Ferries for 4 - and recently taken a shore Job (Asst Harbour Master) - so know a few of your cruising grounds well.

Always wanted a RIB (having done my Fast rescue Craft course with a previous job), so hopefully will not ask you all too many silly questions....
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Old 23 November 2011, 23:04   #2
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Welcome Paul, hope you find the forum as useful as i have !
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Old 23 November 2011, 23:22   #3
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Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: belfast
Boat name: portnahaven
Make: Red Bay Boats
Length: 7m +
Engine: yamaha 245hp diesel
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Hello Paul - welcome to the forum. Do a fair bit of fishing myself up on antrim coast. Good luck with both boats
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Old 23 November 2011, 23:24   #4
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Country: UK - N Ireland
Town: Bangor, Co Down
Boat name: Ribeye & Tremlett 15
Make: Ribeye & Tremlett 15
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha F40, Merc 500
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Hi & welcome from another "local"........
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Old 23 November 2011, 23:30   #5
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Girvan & Tayvallich
Boat name: Breawatch
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 F/stroke
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Hi paul and welcome from across the water, hope you enjoy your new boat

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Old 24 November 2011, 07:07   #6
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Town: Bangor
Boat name: Lencraft 4.8m
Make: Lencraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: DT55HP Suzuki
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Welcome from another local (Bangor)! Thats an impressive list of previous boats!
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