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Old 27 July 2018, 16:11   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Worcester
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jul 2018
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Newbie about to purchase rib

Hi All.
As title really, about to purchase a 3.8 rib first ever powered boat. Aim to cruise the river Avon, Severn and perhaps go for day trips to the the coast for a bit of sea experience too.
Plan to buy new boat but 2nd hand engine due to budgetary restriction. Really wanted an aerotec or quicksilver but a little too expensive so Im looking at this, what do you guys think,

Planning on 2stroke for weight purposes (15-20bjp), sound about right?

Shopping list consists of boat, engine/fuel tank, rollers, life jackets, decent pump, vhf radio....anything else to start with?

Thank you in advance for help and guidance

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Old 28 July 2018, 13:24   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Length: no boat
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Hi and welcome do a search as this is frequently covered recent notable entrants whose experience you can learn from are “firstrib”, “Katie harker” and “duluxdoggy”

Start here

More here

Well worth a read

And this one is great

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Old 28 July 2018, 14:09   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 9.8 2-stroke
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

Re that particular boat I'm never keen on a supposed supplier who creates a "blank" business address on Ebay where the postcode leads to a road of private houses.

The Honwave 3.5AE is a near identical boat with a far better brand backing and sold by dealers who are visible traders.

If you are going for a daily outing with a daily set up do you really want an alloy floor... they can be a right faff to assemble and very heavy to carry.

The Honwave costs 110 less so matey's Ebay SIB is poor value.
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