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Old 25 May 2006, 15:08   #1
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Ribcraft 4.8 Pictures

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







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Old 25 May 2006, 15:19   #2
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Don't hold onto the water very well do they???
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Old 25 May 2006, 15:25   #3
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Don't hold onto the water very well do they???
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.
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My mate's got one - it's a great little boat, nicely balanced, dry, comfortable, etc.

Maybe one day, he'll post some pics of it on here.


First pic looks like it's taken during the Ribcraft 4.8 mating season
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I like that , the sort of size I want . What engine size works well on it , and any idea how much they cost
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I like that , the sort of size I want . What engine size works well on it , and any idea how much they cost

The one I drove had dark blue tubes and a lovely Mariner/ Merc 60HP 4stroke efi on it, did over 35 knots, had the usual Ribcraft build quality and I fell in love with it! I don't know if you have seen Roy's Voyager, I haven't myself but I have seen/ used a 585 and this is a smaller version, check out the quality on Roys when you get a chance.
Cost: around 7-8k for a decent second hand one and around 12k new

Theres a few here:
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F96763

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/RFT048
got your name written all over it!!!
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Hum yes thats what I fancy . I will see Roys this weekend .
60 ish 4 stroke sounds good , should be economical .
I presume 12k get the boat and engine ?
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Ok don't answer that I saw it .
My missus don't know it yet , but she will be driving a cheaper car soon and I won't be replacing my van for another year or so
Sell the bike No never
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Hum yes thats what I fancy . I will see Roys this weekend .
60 ish 4 stroke sounds good , should be economical .
I presume 12k get the boat and engine ?
Its all on here: www.ribcraft.co.uk
and you can download a price list there, I would think anywhere between 12-13k should spec a decent boat and trailer and engine. Although that yellow one I posted is new with a Honda 50 and thats only a touch over 10k. Have a chat with Roy as he probably knows the options and pricings. May also be worth PM'ing Jimbo, who specced one for his University Sailing club pics here Also drop Robin a pm as he had a yellow one with a 50 Etec Evinrude.
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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 ,
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