Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 August 2011, 17:19   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: prestatyn
Boat name: runaway
Make: ribtec
Length: 7m +
Engine: outboard/petrol
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 12
Hello from Prestatyn

A big hello from sunny Prestatyn I am the commodore of Prestatyn sailing club here at Barkby Beach http://www.prestatynsailingclub.co.uk/
Ignore the name as we are made up of 150 power boats 20+ skis and 3 sail boats
I have a warrior 175

and also a
7.2 rib not sure of the make
its fitted with a Suzuki 140 with very low hours engine is a 95 has not been used for over 4 years as the boat was stored in the isle of Man by last owner who was just to busy to use

Geoff
__________________

__________________
iseaall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 August 2011, 17:33   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: just N of Bristol
Boat name: Sable
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50hp
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 400
Quote:
Originally Posted by iseaall View Post
[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]
Ignore the name as we are made up of 150 power boats 20+ skis and 3 sail boats
That sounds like an extremely sensible way to run a sailing club - much better than my local one! Keep up the good work...
__________________
Gaffa tape is like the Force.. it has a dark side, a light side, and holds the universe together
Shaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 August 2011, 17:40   #3
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,928
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by iseaall View Post
and also a 7.2 rib not sure of the make its fitted with a Suzuki 140 with very low hours engine is a 95 has not been used for over 4 years as the boat was stored in the isle of Man by last owner who was just to busy to use
I hope I'm mistaken, but that looks very like a Ferryman RIB. If all identifying marks have been removed, I'll bet it is too!

(Welcome to RIBnet, BTW)
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 August 2011, 17:41   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: prestatyn
Boat name: runaway
Make: ribtec
Length: 7m +
Engine: outboard/petrol
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 12
it seems to work with 160 full members and growing happy days
__________________
iseaall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 August 2011, 17:46   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: prestatyn
Boat name: runaway
Make: ribtec
Length: 7m +
Engine: outboard/petrol
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
I hope I'm mistaken, but that looks very like a Ferryman RIB. If all identifying marks have been removed, I'll bet it is too!

(Welcome to RIBnet, BTW)
The chap i bought it from had it from new and has paperwork in his IOM house and will bring over next time he pops over
only name on the boat is on the tubes is South Down Marine looks like a plate inside consul but its very tight to get in will remove panel soon to sought out the electric and put a new gps on
__________________
iseaall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 August 2011, 17:57   #6
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,928
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by iseaall View Post
only name on the boat is on the tubes is South Down Marine looks like a plate inside consul but its very tight to get in will remove panel soon to sought out the electric and put a new gps on
That explains it. "Ferryman Boats" bought South Down Marine in 2001 and moved production to Derry. The designs were sound enough but Ferryman were cutting corners on some of their builds. I've heard nothing about quality at South Down Marine - which I guess is good. That ties in nicely with the IOM, them being next door and all...

Here's one Ferry built - she used to belong to a friend of mine, before Bad Things happened to her...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FRM.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	109.0 KB
ID:	62128  
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 August 2011, 18:04   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: prestatyn
Boat name: runaway
Make: ribtec
Length: 7m +
Engine: outboard/petrol
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 12
cheers for info I think

have just polished the hull and no signs of any damage in fact very clean the boat is a 1996 so not sure if that makes any diffrence
she looks solid all round so cant wait to take her out make a change from the warrior
__________________
iseaall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 August 2011, 18:13   #8
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,928
RIBase
You're welcome. She should be fine - the problems were at Ferryman Boats. My friend spoke very highly of her type, handling wise and he had a similar sized engine (Opti). You'll enjoy her.

Some info on the relationship between Ferryman Boats and South Down Marine here, page 12 and beyond.

Ferryman Boats - not relevant to your RIB, but interesting nonetheless.
__________________

__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:18.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.