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Old 22 December 2009, 11:55   #1
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If money was no problem what rib circa 5.5m would you buy?
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Old 22 December 2009, 12:09   #2
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Brand new SR5.4?
How far either side of 5.5m can we go? Redbay and Parker do some pretty nice boats but the smallest are closer to 6m.
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Old 22 December 2009, 12:16   #3
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With a lotto win I'd have a Motor yacht big enough to have a 5.5m RIB on the deck.
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Ill be having one of these....

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Old 22 December 2009, 13:16   #5
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Old 22 December 2009, 13:18   #6
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It has 2 x Hamilton jets & its £630k !
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Brand new SR5.4?
How far either side of 5.5m can we go? Redbay and Parker do some pretty nice boats but the smallest are closer to 6m.
Parker have a 5.1.
Would have expected RibCraft to make it to the short list.
And may Osprey's have a following on here.
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Old 22 December 2009, 13:26   #8
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Parker have a 5.1.
Would have expected RibCraft to make it to the short list.
Not sure why I thought that, I was looking at that the other day:

http://www.parkerribs.com/?page=models&id=1
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Old 22 December 2009, 13:28   #9
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Very nice - love the colour!!

How much space is there in the cabin?
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Old 22 December 2009, 15:33   #13
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Very nice - love the colour!!

How much space is there in the cabin?
Best bits the towing bollard!
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Old 22 December 2009, 15:45   #14
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I would think a Ribcraft 5.85 would be a good choice or even the new 5m they do
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Just a bit bigger but I like the new Scorpion 6.5; however, my dream for playing in the Irish Sea would be the new Paragon 31. Need the shelter as I get older!!!
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Old 22 December 2009, 18:25   #16
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Now thats a man who is happy with his choices.

I'd probably say the same - but I'd just bolt bigger engines on !

5.5 ish - I've very impressed by Andre's Parker range.
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A waterside property with own full tide pontoon for two RIBs. One would have to be a 900 Parker with 3 of the biggest outboards possible with shock mitigation seating for some cross channel hops The other, my existing little runaround with an engine upgrade.
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Buy a bigger boat than a 5.5m!!

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Very nice - love the colour!!

How much space is there in the cabin?
i got a u berth that converts to a 10ftx5ft bed, toilet and sink unit in there

and for chewy the towing post is also the fuel filler, but you know that i have tested it, towed a 7.5m in one day at 28knts only had to slow down because of the short line,my wash and the 6 people on board panicing, i might put something bigger in my next one but the old girl still does nearly 43knts, any faster and i'd spill my pimms
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i got a u berth that converts to a 10ftx5ft bed, toilet and sink unit in there

and for chewy the towing post is also the fuel filler, but you know that i have tested it, towed a 7.5m in one day at 28knts only had to slow down because of the short line,my wash and the 6 people on board panicing, i might put something bigger in my next one but the old girl still does nearly 43knts, any faster and i'd spill my pimms
That looks very very nice! I hope it still looks so clean&tidy inside
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