BWA Rib opinions
I've finally managed to persuade my brother to join the ribbing fraternity.
He has been looking for a while and has a budget of £3-£4k. This 5.5 mtr turned up today but I've never heard of BWA ribs.
It's got a 90 Merc from around 2000 with plenty of documented service history but the boat is clearly older, it needs a damn good scrub but no obvious signs of abuse more of lots of use.
The outboard is on a pod mounted ouside the transom, looks like it was originally intended for a jet drive not an outboard. The hull form looks closest to a Medline.
Has anyone got one, know anything about their history, sea keeping etc?
I'd hate my drother to fianlly take the leap into the glorious world of Ribs and get the wrong boat. He's only intending it for local day trips out of Poole to Swanage or maybe Christchurch in the summer so doesn't exactly need anything too radical.
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