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Old 27 October 2013, 09:22   #1
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Hi!!

Hi guys, thought i'd join up here as ive been a long time browser of the site. Im currently on my third rib in about 10 years, i started out with a 5m humber assault and quickly changed it for a 5.5 destroyer as i found the assault very slappy in the rough stuff. The destroyer was a great rib and handled so well in rough seas for such a small boat. Anyway once the destroyer was sold on i didnt do a lot of boating but ive just bought another rib and cant wait for the next season to get some good weather to enjoy it.

Its a ferryman frm630, yes, a ferryman lol. I know its a swear word to most ribsters after the fiasco with "big yellow" etc but the smaller ribs seem to be fine and all the research that ive done revelled that there hasnt been any problems with any other ferryman rib. Mine is 2004 with a wrap round console with a df140 suzuki outboard, both have only done 20 hours from new! I plan on upgrading the navagation system and vhf. Also would like to add a sound system. It needs a good clean and i plan on doing a kind of build journey with the progress.

Look forward to chatting with you all. P.s i have my flame suit on for you all to have a go at me for buying a ferryman lol







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Old 27 October 2013, 09:28   #2
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hi, welcome to RIBnet

looks a nice rib, only 20hrs from new, can't go far wrong with that eh look forward to seeing what you do re VHS / chartplotter etc, I hoping for a few winter bargains myself
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Old 27 October 2013, 09:50   #3
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Welcome to the forum Chris86.

A friend of mine has one of those. It's a 1998/9 and standing the test of time well - he's made very good use of it, had it over the North Channel a couple of times. As you say, the smaller boats were built well - your's has a more polished look to it than my friend's FRM 6.3 - those few years saw much improvement.

That Suzi is a decent lump, I bet you'll make nearly 40kts with it. Very economical cruising too. Another ribbing buddy has one on a similar sized Redbay and she cruises at around 0.85L/Nm

I had a play with the Lowrance Sonic Hub sound system earlier this season, good value kit.
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Old 27 October 2013, 15:12   #4
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Cheers guys.
I haven't had her in the water yet apart from the test which wasnt very long and didnt have any gps etc running so it will be interesting. I had a df140 on the 5.5 destroyer but it was to much for it, went into a speed wobble lol, did achieve a very scary 49.3mph in it though. Im still researching different gps's at the moment but the garmin 750s seems excellent value for money.
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Old 27 October 2013, 17:44   #5
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Hi and welcome Chris 86.
Like your rig. Especially the wrap round consul - very neat.
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Old 27 October 2013, 18:05   #6
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Like that, funky and a beast at the same time,Like it very much Chris!
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Old 27 October 2013, 18:50   #7
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look forward to seeing what you do re VHS / chartplotter etc,
Before you start down that route, can I point out Betamax is technically superior?
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Before you start down that route, can I point out Betamax is technically superior?
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Old 28 October 2013, 08:18   #10
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Chris good luck with the new boat, there is one the very same, same colour aswell though doesn't have the rear bench, kept in Fahan Marina during the summer - it has a Suz 115 and talking to the Owner he wishes his outboard had a little more oomh - the 140 no doubt would be perfect.
He only got his last year, and very happy with it.
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