Originally Posted by SimonW
I'm looking at buying a 2007 5m Bombard as my first rib - any major negatives or better alternatives - budget around £10k - honest answers welcome!!
Agree with Chris, Bombard is more like a family friendly type of rib, I would go for something more rigid (Humber, Ribeye, Ribtec etc.).
Also, what engine is on the rib? A second hand outboard is a real gamble if you can't test it or don't know the history...
With your budget, there are many Ribs which suit you.
And I always recommend something cheaper as the first rib. The cheaper, the easier to sell it if you don't enjoy ribbing...