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Post by perfor8 » 04 Jun 2018, 20:55

Howdy, thanks for letting me hang out; I've already learned a lot.

I'm on a 68' sailboat, "Saga" with my wife and 3 youngest children (teenagers). My 2 oldest children are on their own but join us occasionally making 7 on board.

I'm looking at the F-RIB 430 as a new tender/dinghy and the new Yamaha F25 outboard to power it. Thoughts?

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Re: Howdy

Post by chris moody » 05 Jun 2018, 09:34

Welcome.

68 foot, wow that's a big sailing yacht. I used to have a tiny 26 foot, 4 berth one.

Will the tender / dinghy be stored on davits, in a locker, or in a tender garage (probably unlikely to have a garage on a sailing yacht)?
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Re: Howdy

Post by Martin » 05 Jun 2018, 11:25

Perfor8 , love the handle 😂
Welcome aboard fribs & sibs forum.

The Frib 430 is a beast of a boat, I’ve had 5 up in my Frib 375 and I considered it full, the 430 should suit you well if you’ll occasionally be carrying 7 ashore.

We’re still a little short on feedback for the 430 but if it matches the other Frib range I’m sure it’ll be just fine.

Be sure to keep us updated if you make the purchase 👍🏻
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Re: Howdy

Post by perfor8 » 05 Jun 2018, 11:29

Yeah, I guess that is a big boat. She's 34 years old, and I spent the last year doing a refit. I've had a lot of fun on 26' boats too.

The plan is to use the stern davits for daily storage on relatively calm water, and strap the tender on deck, deflated, for blue water passages. I may stuff it in the forepeak through a hatch, but we'll have to see how much hassle that is. That's one reason I'm looking at the F-RIB, I dont want to have to work around an entire boat on deck. I could go with a SIB, but the F-RIB seems to offer the best of both worlds, compact stowage but when deployed you get the large size and substantial hull.

Before I discovered the F-RIB, I was seriously considering the porta-bote...

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Re: Howdy

Post by 9-R » 05 Jun 2018, 12:12

A fellow Texan! Howdy Partner! Wherabouts your homestead?

Might've come across you on our excursions. We frequent Port Aransas, Canyon Lakes and LBJ.
Wrote a note said, 'back in a minute'. Bought a boat and I sailed off in it.

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Re: Howdy

Post by perfor8 » 05 Jun 2018, 12:28

9-R wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 12:12
A fellow Texan! Howdy Partner! Wherabouts your homestead?

Might've come across you on our excursions. We frequent Port Aransas, Canyon Lakes and LBJ.
Well, I'm originally from NE Oklahoma, so I hope we can still be friends :D . After retirement, we based out of Kemah for the boat, although I took it to Ft. Lauderdale for the refit.

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Re: Howdy

Post by perfor8 » 05 Jun 2018, 12:56

Martin wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 11:25
Perfor8 , love the handle 😂
Welcome aboard fribs & sibs forum.

The Frib 430 is a beast of a boat, I’ve had 5 up in my Frib 375 and I considered it full, the 430 should suit you well if you’ll occasionally be carrying 7 ashore.

We’re still a little short on feedback for the 430 but if it matches the other Frib range I’m sure it’ll be just fine.

Be sure to keep us updated if you make the purchase 👍🏻
Yeah, perfor8 is a relic of my firearms days, but I thought it was appropriate for this forum, in an ironic way.

I'll be in an F-RIB dealer Wednesday. I doubt they have the 430 sitting around but I'll probably order one if I can't find a reason not to.

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Re: Howdy

Post by 9-R » 05 Jun 2018, 13:34

perfor8 wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 12:28

Well, I'm originally from NE Oklahoma, so I hope we can still be friends :D . After retirement, we based out of Kemah for the boat, although I took it to Ft. Lauderdale for the refit.
We're originally from Missouri ("you-guys", not "y'all"), but thanks to the recession we had to move, so don't hold it against us either... :D
Wrote a note said, 'back in a minute'. Bought a boat and I sailed off in it.

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Re: Howdy

Post by Fly360 » 05 Jul 2018, 14:58

perfor8 wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 11:29
Yeah, I guess that is a big boat. She's 34 years old, and I spent the last year doing a refit. I've had a lot of fun on 26' boats too.

The plan is to use the stern davits for daily storage on relatively calm water, and strap the tender on deck, deflated, for blue water passages. I may stuff it in the forepeak through a hatch, but we'll have to see how much hassle that is. That's one reason I'm looking at the F-RIB, I dont want to have to work around an entire boat on deck. I could go with a SIB, but the F-RIB seems to offer the best of both worlds, compact stowage but when deployed you get the large size and substantial hull.

Before I discovered the F-RIB, I was seriously considering the porta-bote...
I think you're headed in the right direction with the F-RIB. I've got an older portabote 12.5' and while it has tons of room for kids and handles lakes ok, I'm looking to buy a 430. The portabote is a little sketchy in the handling department, doesn't lean into the turn and carve, instead it skids and leans to the outside of the turn. Oh and the floor is like jello. The best thing about the portabote is that it planes with a 6hp and 4 adults at 13.5mph. Hoping that the 430 will come close to that level of efficiency, either way I'll buy a 20 or 25hp for saltwater use.

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Re: Howdy

Post by The Hobbit » 05 Jul 2018, 21:32

Hi and :welcome to the forum. 68 feet, that's a big boat / yacht!!
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