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Old 21 May 2011, 15:36   #1
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Advise Needed for New Zodiac Bayrunner 500

I am looking at buying a Zodiac Bayrunner 500 with a Yamaha 70hp and a Bimini Top. I would like to get some input from the forum members as far as this choice. The boat will be used for cruising, fishing and some skiing. The users will be 3 kids from 6 - 10 plus me and my wife.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 21 May 2011, 20:23   #2
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Dont see why not..

Have never been in one but seams to be the same hull as the pro which i have run. A good all purpose fair/mid weather boat, great for a family rib!
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Old 21 May 2011, 20:37   #3
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Ryan,
The Bayrunner is the same boat as the Pro just that is all fitted inside. Thanks for your reply.

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Old 26 May 2011, 23:47   #4
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Hi,

I've got a Bayrunner 550 since november, launched it for the first time on may 5.

It's my first rib, but I must say I'm really impressed. Solid construction, confortable interior (however it's a bit tight with more than 6 passengers)

It's not a race rib however, more for cruising and exploration. Got about 37 mph with my 70hp Yamaha on calm waters.
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Old 27 May 2011, 00:15   #5
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Arterisk,
Did you order your Rib with any accessories? Is it worth ordering any. Bimini top, tow bar, etc?
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Old 27 May 2011, 00:25   #6
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Arterisk,
Did you order your Rib with any accessories? Is it worth ordering any. Bimini top, tow bar, etc?
No, took it stock. Paid 22k$ (canadian) for it (with the engine & trailer of course!).

I didn't wanted any accessories. There's pretty high wind over here and a Bimini top would have been useless.

The only one I considered was an A-frame but when you think about it it's kinda useless if you don't plan to mount a radar on you rib. (looks cool however)
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Old 27 May 2011, 18:00   #7
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Is yours a Bayrunner 500 or the 550? I am buying the 500 with a 70hp and I was asked 21K. Mine looks expensive.
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Old 27 May 2011, 20:04   #8
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Its a 550
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