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Old 26 November 2017, 05:11   #1
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Thinking about my first rib

Hi
As usual i sit there trying to justify to the wife the purchase of a rib.

I spend time looking through ebay at all the bargains at the moment.

So what i am asking....If you were going to spend 5-6K ish...what grabs your fancy on ebay at the mo.

I dont what something that needs to much work
A rear set of seats would be nice
5m ish
I like the idea of in built fuel tank
50hp and above.....4 stroke probably out of my budget.

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Old 26 November 2017, 05:49   #2
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As usual i sit there trying to justify to the wife the purchase of a rib.

That sounds like a much more interesting thread we could all learn something from...
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Old 26 November 2017, 06:16   #3
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That sounds like a much more interesting thread we could all learn something from...
Carefully explained to you, I have...
Learned nothing, you did.

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Old 26 November 2017, 06:45   #4
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They don't sell wives on ebay (I think it's something to do with their terms and conditions). But having said that I'd think it would be possible to get a well trained one for that sort of money
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Old 26 November 2017, 07:41   #5
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I quite like

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rib-Boat-R...oAAOSw~vpZ7NIm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RIB-BOAT-V...8AAOSwlp1ZwT6f

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Old 26 November 2017, 09:07   #6
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No particular issues with either and I've owned a 5.2 mtr with the same engine.

The only point.....
My 5.2mtr with a 75 two-stroke burned exactly the same amount of fuel as my 6.5mtr with a 130hp four stroke.

I think if you've a notion for a four-stroke I'd hang out for one or you might end up kicking yourself because your budget will get you there.
There's a 5mtr Zodiac pro with a 50 (60 would be better and the seat layout's not good) on gumtree just now that's falling into that sort of price bracket but I'm sure something will come up.
It's worth looking at "completed listings" on Ebay to see the price that things actually sold for because there's a good few just now that seem to be getting listed repeatedly, obviously not selling. A good place to make an offer from.
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I saw that Zodiac, and I agree although it has a four stroke engine the seating position looks a little strange.
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As usual i sit there trying to justify to the wife the purchase of a rib.
Don't, for there lies the path of ruin of many a young man, buying a rib that is, not justifying it to the Mrs, that's suicidal

Don't buy the Rimini, they weren't good when new in the mid 1990s and gave up about 1997 time. Very shallow V shaped hulls. martin had one and didn't comment very favourably on it

The Valiant would be better, it's a buyers market up to Xmas and some folk get desperate in the last couple of weeks. Cash will talk, good luck.

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Thanks for the advice Pete that's exactly what i need as on paper (and ebay) the Rimini was ticking a lot of boxes with my limited knowledge
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Surprisingly there hasn't been the usual "What do you want to do with it?" question. While all RIBs are similar in that they have a tube, an engine and a hard hull, the precise choice of RIB will vary base on:

- Where you want to "sail" it
- Who you plan on taking
- Are you towing, mooring or marina-ing
- Where stored? Any dimensional limits?
- How towed - any limits for your tow vehicle or your licence?
- Are you carrying loads (e.g. diver bottles)
- Are you doing any fishing, dinghy coaching etc.
- Are you expecting the wife to be drinking wine on the front balcony of the boat while wearing a bikini or wrapped up in oilskins or a dry suit

You need to find a way to help the wife understand the household money to Boat money exchange rate. That is currently sitting at 1:3 I believe. So she buys a new dress at £200 you would think that is expensive. You buy a Chart Plotter for £450 - she needs to understand that is good value... ...Its just the exchange rate ;-)
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Here we go -

- Where you want to "sail" it - Around Norfolk to start, off the East Coast and further as I build confidence
- Who you plan on taking - Me the wife and two Cockapoo's
- Are you towing, mooring or marina-ing - Towing
- Where stored? Any dimensional limits? - Front Garden, engine in garage over winter
- How towed - any limits for your tow vehicle or your licence? - 1600kg, licence is fine (Im old)
- Are you carrying loads (e.g. diver bottles) - Just the wife and maybe a pack lunch
- Are you doing any fishing, dinghy coaching etc. - Friends if invited my want to fish, not me though.
- Are you expecting the wife to be drinking wine on the front balcony of the boat while wearing a bikini or wrapped up in oilskins or a dry suit - Drinking yes, but I want her hanging on for dear life while the wind blow's through her cockapoo's hair !

I love that exchange rate, makes so much sense.

On a serious side, i did my powerboat lvl 2 and icc in southampton earlier this year and plan to do my intermediate next year. I love the idea of travelling around the uk and staying in places which keeps the missus happy very close to a slip way.

However, all these questions are very relevant because believe me, as much as I want a boat, the hardest person to justify it to is myself.

Wife in a bikini !.......Its a good job i've eaten already
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..........but I want her hanging on for dear life while the wind blow's through her cockapoo's hair !

I thought I'd logged into the wrong forum then for a mo
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I'd be off to go see that blue boat in a hurry, before someone else snaps it up...
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Thinking about my first rib

I know itís way outside your budget, but this is currently for sale & is a cracker
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https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kaya...0hp/1277337183


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or this


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lastly


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New trailer, but that still seems a bit steep with no engine ?
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New trailer, but that still seems a bit steep with no engine ?
Aye, proffering options available
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First one is nice looking boat. In budget and four stroke.
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