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Old 12 May 2013, 15:47   #21
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But, to be honest, with a budget of 4-5k I would not be going for a sib...
Ahhh, there speaks a former sib owner. This is the problem with sibs, they are awesome fun, but not quite a rib.

Most sib owners trade up at some point. Henry's point being, why not skip the sib and go straight to rib?

If so, £5k would buy a lovely little Searider.
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Old 13 May 2013, 13:45   #22
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Thank you everyone!

Have definitely got some great help from here and now don't feel quite so uninformed. I'm going to book him onto a course as locally as I can and give him a voucher. Really like the look of the honwave deals, but will let him make his own choice (then he can't blame me if I get it wrong!). He'll probably find his way onto here in the next couple of months and ask the same questions?! Thank you everyone again, I really appreciate it.
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Old 13 May 2013, 13:57   #23
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V cool. I reckon you should get the Honwave set up by the dealer and take your husband to see it with a big ribbon around it.
Remove options. Best way.
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Old 14 May 2013, 17:55   #24
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When me and Matth called into the Honda dealership in Southampton they had small Honda ribs with Ali hulls.

We hadn't seen them before only the inflatable keels...
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Thank you everyone again, .
No problem.

However,
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Keep it a surprise, get him the SIB, lucky man. Good to learn skills in, and you can always trade up later, as I and many others have.
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Old 16 May 2013, 15:09   #27
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Buy him this and treat yourself to a new pair of diamond earrings

3.2 metre Honda inflatable, sold as seen and in need of repair | eBay
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Whisper- Must say- nice to see what appears to be an honest add on eBay for once!!

I have seen worse boats advertised, as 'ex especial forces, ex rnli, once careful lady owner, show room condition, no leaks (guaranteed)etc etc nice to see someone being honest when selling a tub! I also think if went cheap and you lived local could be a worthwhile investment !
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Yeah a bit of jiff and that will look like new

An honest add but thats why the bids are only a fiver
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Now £6.50 still a nice bargain
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Now £6.50 still a nice bargain
I want it....sib club special...
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You've already had one leaky boat this year
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We could stick your 50 on it or make it radio controlled?
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I've got a 4 channel set here for a boat
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Lets do it! Who's bidding on it then?

When its finished we can wave jump to cowes in the chop
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Its a sib for somebody's husband
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I agree that a specific husband hasn't been named.
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Is it yours or Matt H's husband?
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