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Old 25 May 2006, 20:07   #11
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Cheers Alex
Got to get her indoors convinced of the massive advantages etc etc .
This year in the little honda is a break in period , and I think when she gets a drive of a proper rib then the seed will grow. Well it did with bikes , my mate took her for a ride on his now she has passed her test and got a bike .
Tiller steering is not wife friendly , the concept of pulling the tiller right to go left just doesn't sink in ever ,
No probs at all, im sure she will see the advantages over the weekend, you could get a used 585 along a similar lines to Roy's for not much more money, which would provide even more security. The advantage of a 4.8 though is that most things will tow it and it will fit in a standard garage. Loads of good advice on here so don't rush into anything
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Old 25 May 2006, 20:17   #12
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Yes next season hopefully . If I changed the honda now having just got it I would be in trouble .

I like the smaller boat for easy storage at home and mainly economy of an engine below 70 hp . Definatly secondhand is the way I shall go . Its the not losing too much money on it bit that wins the points with wifey .
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Old 25 May 2006, 20:18   #13
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Tiller steering is not wife friendly , the concept of pulling the tiller right to go left just doesn't sink in ever ,
And shes on the road.......... On a bike !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 25 May 2006, 20:27   #14
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You said it , No honestly she isn't too bad on the bike (650 kawasaki )
My mate is an instructor so he had all the hard work , me I just don't get involved .
But that tiller thing is scary driving the boat is a nightmare , I can't let go for more than a few seconds . I tell her to head for something and take my eyes off for a moment and we have turned around and dropped off the plane . She just says its my job to drive and thats it . There is no way Ill get to try the donut
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Old 25 May 2006, 22:41   #15
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I just selected the last two as due to the impressive air! The remainder of the gallery can be found here: Ribcraft 4.8 Gallery

I haven't driven one for along while but I seem to recall they gripped well in the turns and generally felt bigger than 4.8m. Very highly regarded boats, dthey were used on the RB4 a few years ago.

Indeed. I think there were 5 Ribcraft 4.8m's on RB4 IIRC, including this one, Team Spirit which started with a Suzuki 4st and ended the event with a Yam 50 4st after the saddle mounts broke on the Suzy shortly after this pic was taken! Cracking little boats, probably the best performing/seaworthy RIB of its size.
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Old 26 May 2006, 03:30   #16
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Ribcrat 4.8
Superb.
All of the picures of the yellow one on the Ribcraft site are mine.

www.ribcraft.co.uk/images/4803.jpg

The 50hp etec was excellent.
A 60 hp 4 stroke would be excellent too.
I would definitely buy another one of these if I was in the market for a rib that size.
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Old 26 May 2006, 05:01   #17
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Ribcrat 4.8
Superb.
All of the picures of the yellow one on the Ribcraft site are mine.

www.ribcraft.co.uk/images/4803.jpg

The 50hp etec was excellent.
A 60 hp 4 stroke would be excellent too.
I would definitely buy another one of these if I was in the market for a rib that size.
Charlie, the ribcraft engineer, has fitted out a 4.8m for his personal use, with a 75hp etec on the back! It's overrated, but damn it must be fun!
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Old 26 May 2006, 07:42   #18
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Old 26 May 2006, 17:02   #19
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I ve got a bit of a soft spot for the Ribcraft 4.8m and hope to own one eventually, I noticed some top photos on the Ribcraft website so I thought I would link them
Alex, I agree wholeheartedly! The uni 4.8m is the best sub 5m boat I have ever helmed (Sorry Rogue, I even rate it above a Searider 4.7) and we were out in some fun conditions today, which the Ribcraft handled very well considering her size.

The waves always seem to get flattened by a camera, but here's a photo you might like to add to your collection, taken about 4 hours ago



When you're back from exams, you must come out for a play...
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May also be worth PM'ing Jimbo, who specced one for his University Sailing club pics here
Found the link to this - :-) I'm Happy now!

The spec you see there cost just under £14k, and Jason threw in some free paddles

We didn't even try negotiating on price though.
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