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Old 10 July 2012, 17:05   #1
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Hi my name is David winter and I am looking to buy a rib. Any good suggestions on what to get? my budget is £12,000 max. I am based near Swansea and want to be able to cruise, and fish with it. Been looking at x-pro 535 new package £12,000 and also Brig falcon 500L 2010 £11,000. Anyone with experience on these ribs? Awaiting replies, thanks Dave Winter.

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Old 10 July 2012, 17:35   #2
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hi Dave, welcome to Ribnet

i'm sure someone will have some useful advice on here for you, but for my two penneth you should get a lot of 2nd hand rib for that sort of money
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Old 10 July 2012, 18:34   #3
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Hi Dave,
Totally agree you should get something real nice with that buget, plus you should look at higher prices with the idea of knocking a couple o grand off, It's a buyers market at the moment.

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Old 10 July 2012, 19:04   #4
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Of course its entirely up to you, but I agree with the others, have you considered second hand? Poss worth a looksy? But then I am half cardi
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Old 10 July 2012, 19:44   #5
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