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Old 05 August 2009, 08:32   #51
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Old 05 August 2009, 09:37   #52
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AIUI, you will only use this boat when on holiday at your place in Brittany. Will you be keeping it inside or outside? If outside, then if it will be used relatively infrequently, I would avoid 'pretty' (i.e. light upholstery, losts of seats, sunbed etc) and go for something more practical/rugged (dark tubes/upholstery and basic jockey seats) that you will be happy to take a power wash to inside and out. Also something that will stand up to a knock or two without bits falling off. Also, unless you have money to burn, go second-hand and don't be seduced by expensive options that may seem great when buying a new boat but actually do not add much to everyday crusing and/or nothing or less than nothing to value. I'm thinking of - depth sounder (not really neede in a 6m RIB), expensive sound system, large/expensive plotter (if a cheap handheld GPS is all you need).
Many thanks for your opinions Observer, but I couldn't live without my depth sounder! It is a vital piece of kit that has proved invaluable so many times! I was once out on the south coast of Brittany, a good mile from the shore...deep water obviously?.. then suddenly the depth sounder said that the depth had gone from circa 20m to 2m in less than 10 seconds! The only reason I got the Pro as my first boat was because I needed something small enough which could fit in the garage for launching everyday. However at the start of this year, my patience with the port waiting list bore fruit, and I now am proud owner of a berth which dries 1 hour each side of high tide, therefore I can now get a larger boat. I expect to leave it on the mooring circa April-September since I dont have a car which will be able to tow a 6m+ boat, I will try to only launch in apr and recover in sept using the boat yard's van and leave it in their warehouse during the winter. Vis a vis the fancy GPS, I proudly believe that I was the first person in France to set up the Suzu interface with the Lowrance GPS via advanced NMEA2000.(the cable has since broken ahem ) so I hope to get as large as poss touchscreen GPS..round here there are soo many rocks it is also invaluable!

I also have no intention of having a sunbed!!!

Rogue wave thank you, I will have a look now!

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Old 05 August 2009, 12:23   #53
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As mentioned earlier, the Ribeye range seem to evoke strong emotions from some (I have yet to fathom why) - however I bought one after much research (a 650 with the Yamaha 150 engine) and have been delighted with it. Fabulous for family days out and within your budget I would have thought.
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Old 05 August 2009, 12:31   #54
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As mentioned earlier, the Ribeye range seem to evoke strong emotions from some (I have yet to fathom why)
As you own a Ribeye, I for one, wouldn't be so rude as to criticise one of the best selling brands in the UK.
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Old 05 August 2009, 13:17   #55
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As you own a Ribeye, I for one, wouldn't be so rude as to criticise one of the best selling brands in the UK.
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I will go for a test on a Ribeye, but I think that at the moment I am leaning towards an Osprey. A brand new one is 4k cheaper that what I can find a good nick 650 for!!
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I will go for a test on a Ribeye, but I think that at the moment I am leaning towards an Osprey. A brand new one is 4k cheaper that what I can find a good nick 650 for!!
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I hope not!!!!! I think I will go foe something similar to yours, in red, and with a moulded rear bench seat, and a console like andy's. Out of interest, Andy specifically recomended swinging a 200 oin a 6.5! WHat made you choose the 150, isnt the 200 the same weight? and what is the price difference do you think? I suspect I will go for a 200 odd hour ex demo etec to save a couple of k
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I hope not!!!!! I think I will go foe something similar to yours, in red, and with a moulded rear bench seat, and a console like andy's. Out of interest, Andy specifically recomended swinging a 200 oin a 6.5! WHat made you choose the 150, isnt the 200 the same weight? and what is the price difference do you think? I suspect I will go for a 200 odd hour ex demo etec to save a couple of k
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I went for the 150 as it was 2,000 cheaper than the 150 primarily. On a flat calm day the extra 5 knots I would get from a 200 would be nice to have but to be honest not a necessity and most of my ribbing is done in anything but flat calm conditions.

I get 43 knots out of my 150 which is plenty for my purposes.

I think the other thing I was told by the dealer was that the 200HP sacrifices some low end power for top end for ribbing I would prefer low end grunt any day
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OK, your engine point is noted, and I imagine that I will go for a 150 but it would be nice to have a 200 if a nice second hand one comes in. I know its a bit sad and unneccessary, but I for one look at the hp rating of any boat with an o/b I see, and 200 looks/sounds so much better than 150 eh? I will proobably also look at a suzu to buy over here, because my freind at the boat yard is a suzu specialist
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