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Old 22 June 2013, 03:59   #1
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Thoughts on Ribeye 785s

Hello, new to this forum but been into ribs for about 5 years. Have had great fun on a Nuevo Jolly King 6.7 repwered by an Evinrude 200 HP E-TEC in 2009

I do my boating off the coast of Pembrokeshire, beautiful but hardly calm in the St. George's Channel and my boat has always performed beautifully in the most demanding conditions.

I am considering buying a Ribeye 785S, with either a 300 Yamaha or sticking with E-TEC but moving to a 300. Can anyone shed any light on the Ribeye rough water capability ? That low bow concerns me for cussing a following sea!. I demonstrated one recently and was impressed but suspect that the rough water conditions in the English Channel close to the Solent compare little to the Atlantic chop, it was a relatively calm day anyway.

Secondly, yam vs E-TEC . My ETec has never failed to impress me in all respects, power, torque, reliability and fuel economy. The Yam 300 looks to me a great engine but wonder if it can really hold up to the Etec. Any thoughts?
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Old 22 June 2013, 04:03   #2
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Hi, is it the Ribeye leisure look that appeals to you? Just wondering how you've narrowed your choice down to a Ribeye in particular?
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Old 22 June 2013, 04:08   #3
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Hi, the look was a major factor but also talking to an owner of a 650 that said she handled well in rough water ( less enthusiastic on yamaha as has some niggling problems). Also , the boat looked in good condition for a wet moored vessel that was 5 years old so my though was quality materials, and I like the jockey seating arrangements.

What type of Rib do you have?
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Hi, the look was a major factor but also talking to an owner of a 650 that said she handled well in rough water ( less enthusiastic on yamaha as has some niggling problems). Also , the boat looked in good condition for a wet moored vessel that was 5 years old so my though was quality materials, and I like the jockey seating arrangements.

What type of Rib do you have?
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The tubes are so high out of the water every time someone scratches their behind the thing flops from one side to the other - it doesn't bother some people but I hate it.
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Old 22 June 2013, 04:53   #6
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The tubes are so high out of the water every time someone scratches their behind the thing flops from one side to the other - it doesn't bother some people but I hate it.
as long as its their own behind

like everything, they've all got good point n bad, but wouldn't worry too much about tapered tubes, same on our Revenger 715 n it will keep on going long after I've had enough
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Old 22 June 2013, 06:32   #7
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I've got a year old 785 with a yamaha f300. If you want to pm me I'll give you my opinion on its pro's and con's. the sea keeping on the recent Anglesey trip was fine and that was a tad rough (you can see the videos that have been posted on here).


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