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Old 03 December 2021, 21:12   #1
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Blue spirit rib on e Bay

Any one on here know anything about them

Tempted to buy this and do me magic. Bin the inboard and fit outboard or outboards

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-Blue-Spirit-Patrol-8-2m-Rib-boat-project-3T-trailer-Bravo-XR-out-drive-/294596314863?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46 890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
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Old 04 December 2021, 03:52   #2
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Never heard of them but that looks a serious project.
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Old 04 December 2021, 04:18   #3
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IF ITS GENUINE.....looks cheap as!
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I thought it was cheap too
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Outboard for me rest is simples
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Pair of 200s on there would make a hell of a machine
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Old 04 December 2021, 06:08   #7
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https://www.bluespiritboats.com/

Looks like they gave been in business a while with a decent line up
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Old 04 December 2021, 14:04   #8
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I have been to the factory a couple of years ago. They have built a good reputation.
They had some problems with tube materials on earlier models where the layers separated. Easily detected. Not sure up until which age.

As far as I know this model was never used by the special forces. Maybe as a trial.

This company has a lot of experience with them:
RibvarenOnze boten - Ribvaren

Not sure how well it would convert to twin outboards, with that deep V and steep sides. Give the company a call, they are a friendly bunch.
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Any one on here know anything about them

Tempted to buy this and do me magic. Bin the inboard and fit outboard or outboards

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2011-Blue...-127635-2958-0
So……. Did you buy it?
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I know this very boat. It's a legit sale. It was owned by a maritime security company (for whom I did some work) and has spent its life as a crew transfer tender out in the middle East. It's had a hard life. Ultimately proved to be very unreliable towards the end of its days and was transferred onto a vessel that was making its way to the UK where it was swapped out for a Pac 24. Once it got back to the UK the engine was removed (think it was totally knackered) and the boat was sold off. That was only a few weeks ago - I don't know what it sold for but my guess is this chap is trying to flip it for a quick profit. I've only seen it in the flesh once and it stuck me as being pretty knackered looking - suspect you'll be in for new tubes and a full hull refurb.
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