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Old 11 June 2013, 16:21   #11
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Definitely not just an inshore leisure rib, i'd put mine up against any RIB in any condition and be very confident we'd come out ok....!
By "OK", do you mean alive?

I've not helmed a Gemini, but having cruised with one and an RC585 and a 5.8 Vipermax, the later two would certainly be my prefered choice.
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Old 11 June 2013, 16:21   #12
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Our retube was due to age of tubes, they'd started to lose a little air and in places were coming slightly detached. Also looked a bit tatty due to the UV degradation of the blue wear patches and grab ropes.
Fuel tank...I've definitely put more than 120lts in ours in one go....
They'll be a HIN number stamped on the transom and a plate with model details, you'll be able to work out the year from that.
Again from the engine number you should be able to work out the year.

I saw the photos on ebay.
Not sure that the stainless transom plate and cap is original, I'd have a good look inside the transom and check for other engine mount holes or repairs.
If the engine is original to the boat, you'd only expect one set of mount holes.....
I think the tubes look original, but the wear patches look like they've been replaced....

Good luck, I hope you like it. They are built like brick out houses.

I Can't see the boat on ebay? it was on a local website for 10k if that sounds about rite?
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Old 11 June 2013, 16:39   #13
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It was on eBay last week got to 7k but didn't meet the reserve.
Item number was 261224325256, not sure if it'll still be listed as the auction ended.
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Old 11 June 2013, 16:42   #14
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By "OK", do you mean alive?

I've not helmed a Gemini, but having cruised with one and an RC585 and a 5.8 Vipermax, the later two would certainly be my prefered choice.
Alive is always preferable ;-)
Horse for courses,
I love my rib it gives me lots of confidence. I've also helmed lots of ribs, i think the Gemini is up there with the best.
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Old 11 June 2013, 19:02   #15
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Not sure what models but our water police and maritime have been using Geminis for years. Probably about the 6m size. Very quick especially through the chop.
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Old 12 June 2013, 09:23   #16
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Thanks For your input guys, it was between the Gemini and a Ribeye 725, as much as I love the look of the Ribeye it has a 99 Yamaha Vmax 150 2stroke that would use much more fuel plus it has no jockey seats so for them two reasons I’ve gone for the Gemini. Just hope I’ve made the right choice J
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Old 12 June 2013, 10:28   #17
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Just hope I’ve made the right choice J
I'm sure you'll be very happy with the Gemini. I do not have experience with their RIBs, but I have a 4.7m Gemini SIB (Dive 470) which is extremely well made. It has a far sturdier build than a zodiac FC470, which is often considered the standard for professional grade SIBs.
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Thanks For your input guys, it was between the Gemini and a Ribeye 725, as much as I love the look of the Ribeye it has a 99 Yamaha Vmax 150 2stroke that would use much more fuel plus it has no jockey seats so for them two reasons I’ve gone for the Gemini. Just hope I’ve made the right choice J
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Thanks will upload some on Sunday, going out for a play Sunday morning
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Did you get it? I've spotted it on Ebay and was interested myself.
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