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Old 14 May 2006, 21:58   #1
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Ribcraft USA blog

I came across this today http://www.ribcraftusa.com/blog/ Somewhat interesting, though nothing earth shattering and points people here

I'm not generally a fan of blogs, but I thought it was cool that a manufacturer is spreading the word more personally.
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Old 22 May 2006, 03:24   #2
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I might try the suggested 303 protectant on the tubes for UV protection. Who is Fred? Word on the grape vine is there may be a service center opening in SoCal. I hope so as I need the rubstrake glued back on.
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Old 09 June 2006, 11:42   #3
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Hey Manny,

RIBCRAFT is great about service, and should have a repair facility in your area. Give them a ring. They'll help you out!
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Old 30 October 2006, 00:25   #4
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Manny: I have been using 303 on a Zodiac and an Achilles for many years, and now on a Ribcraft. It is good stuff. Just don't expect to apply it and then crawl into your boat from the water; the stuff leaves the tubes as slick as *&^% on a glass door knob. j
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Old 01 November 2006, 14:52   #5
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Yikes

I just looked at pricing on a Ribcraft 5.85 and do I ever feel better about what I've got in my 9 year old 4.7 Searider. Of course a fair chunk was the 135 Honda 4 stroke they quoted but it still makes my Avon look like a economodel.

The only problem is I still would like to upgrade and from what I can tell the Ribcrafts are a damn fine boat.

Now this is a new subject..sort of... but I have very little experience with 4 strokes. I hear quiet, I hear fuel economy, I hear environmentally sound but what concerns me is getting away from that old 2 stroke rev. I made the temporary mistake of buying a new Sthil weed wacker, a large unit as is required to beat back the jungle here. It was what they call the pre-mix and is basically a 4 stroke. Hello...where's the revs...where's the power. I went back with it the next day for big Stinky 2 stroke F250 and it runs lika a banshee.

Do these 4 strokes get up and GO?
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Old 02 November 2006, 01:17   #6
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4-stroke, etc

I have a 6.5 m Ribcraft, aluminum hull, and don't see any problem w/ my 150 Honda. I recently had about 1200 lbs in it (motor excluded) and had no problem getting up and going. I think I topped out at about 33 mph, whereas alone I can get about 44 (via gps). This is my first 4-stroke, and it sure is nice to be able to talk to the co-pilot without shouting, and the fuel economy is nice, too. What a 150 hp 2-stroke would hole-shot like I don't know, but I get up and go just fine. j
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Old 02 November 2006, 01:21   #7
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I recently had about 1200 lbs in it (motor excluded) and had no problem getting up and going.
Was it a Grizz or a Kodiak or Bullwinkle perhaps?
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Old 02 November 2006, 02:35   #8
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I wish...

Unfortunately, we were unable to secure any animals, but a brownie was on the list. The load was just we 3 and a bunch of gear. The two guys w/ whom I went sure know how to pack the stuff along!
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An average of 400 pounds of gear per person, with most of it being with the other 2 guys - wow, that's living large in the bush!
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Old 02 November 2006, 13:07   #10
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includes gas, etc

Yes, they can pack the stuff. That 400 lbs includes their 200 lb carcasses and 20 gal of gas each. Plus, we had a box of salt that weighed nearly 90 lbs. Still, we were not lacking for food.....
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