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Old 07 February 2012, 03:08   #1
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250 or 300hp Ribeye?

Hi, excuse first ever post if this has been done to death - I am about to buy a Ribeye 785 with either the 250 or 300hp Yamaha. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts re performance, fuel flow, handling etc. Boat will be used for charter operations. Thank you
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Old 07 February 2012, 03:13   #2
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I'd suggest you search for ribnet opinions and then make clear whether it is just the engines you want feedback on, otherwise could be bit of a bun fight.
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I am about to buy a Ribeye 785...
Why???

You're within spitting distance of Ribcraft.
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Thanks, and Yes I guess I'm really just interested in which engine works best on a 785 - or is there in fact not much difference in the two?
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Why???

You're within spitting distance of Ribcraft.
Then you can become a member of the leaking hatch club!
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Rather than the fading tube club ?
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Hi, excuse first ever post if this has been done to death - I am about to buy a Ribeye 785 with either the 250 or 300hp Yamaha. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts re performance, fuel flow, handling etc. Boat will be used for charter operations. Thank you
Have you test driven one? what egg whisk did it have fitted ?

You can never have to many horses
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Old 07 February 2012, 04:32   #8
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Hi,

I too have just ordered a Ribeye 785 (having had a couple of Ribcraft) but with the 300hp. It's basically a re-tuned 250 so weighs the same and shouldn't affect the handling too much. On part throttle which is what you'll probably use most of the time the fuel consumption should be similar.

What colour are you getting ? I've gone for the all grey.
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Test drove the 300 - v impressed - looking secondhand so considering a 250 as I've seen a few about. Wanted the confidence that the 250 is man enough!
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