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Old 30 August 2012, 22:38   #1
Country: Ireland
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2012
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Advise sought on RIB purchase

Have had a MAXUM MX1800 Sports boat since 2005 but as am now doing more salt water trips would like to move to a deeper V RIB type Hull. Currently looking at two boats , a Ribeye 550 (115 Mariner) and a Sportis 560 (90 Honda). Both boats are 2006. and pretty clean.
I would like ideally to go to a 6M rib but as am pulling wit 2L Diesel 2WD Passat I might be pushing my luck a bit to go that large !
Would appreciate any comments (good or bad) on the merits or otherwise of both boats. I'm a bit "green" when it comes to RIBs, so all advise no matter how basic is welcome on what to look out for.

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Old 30 August 2012, 23:44   #2
Country: Luxembourg
Town: Luxembourg
Boat name: Kalish
Make: Humber Ocean Pro 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: 175 Mercury Optimax
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90 hp on a 5m60 wouldn t go really fast, beofre i had a tronado 5.5 with a optimax 175hp. that was fast, maybe too fast.
Both boats are nice boat, 6m with a passat 2.0L could be ok, depend on if you have a lot of package, if you re scuba diving, if you have a 300Litres fuel, etc... you could have a light 6m rib easy to drive on road.
My dad is driving with an audi 2.0L allroad 4W no issue ( 6.3m 1.500 kg) i ve a BMW 3.0L 4wd, no issue
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