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Old 01 December 2006, 04:45   #11
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There are others like prosport, humber, revenger, ballistic and many more but the above have what we have narrowed it down to, however open to any offers of anything similar.

So if anyone has any ideas or knows of anything that would fit the bill, would love to hear about it.

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What speed do you get out of your Ribcraft 750 sport with your 250? I am awaiting a quote for a the same model with twin 150s.
How does it go in the rough and how does the design differ to their more traditional models?
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Old 01 December 2006, 06:16   #13
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Old 01 December 2006, 06:48   #14
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I have a RIibcraft 7.5 with a Suzuki DF250 on the market at the mo... I've had 49kts out of her one up and 37kts with a full load.
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Old 06 December 2006, 12:06   #15
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Hi, I would personally keep well away from prosport ribs - In my experience they are very badly constructed using cheap materials, the wiring looks as if a monkey has installed and oh yes, absolutly no customer service. i have come accross a few of these and they are all the same.
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Hi, I would personally keep well away from prosport ribs - In my experience they are very badly constructed using cheap materials, the wiring looks as if a monkey has installed and oh yes, absolutly no customer service. i have come accross a few of these and they are all the same.

Would that be prosport before or after they changed hands?
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Hi, I would personally keep well away from prosport ribs - In my experience they are very badly constructed using cheap materials, the wiring looks as if a monkey has installed and oh yes, absolutly no customer service. i have come accross a few of these and they are all the same.
I would agree about the Monkey bit!!! The Monkey in question was NOT a nice person to deal with - it's such a shame as the design is sound. It's basically a Revenger hull with a wider beam and fuller tubes to avoid stuffing in following seas.

My boat is very solidly built - it is the finishing touches that leave so much to be desired. Fortunately these are easily sorted but why should I have to? At least the tubes are the best around - thanks to Mr Tilley.

It's a shame becuase the boat handles brilliantly - softest and dryest ride you will ever feel.. When I finish off the little jobs that need doing and stick a 300hp on it I wouldn't swop for anything!!!
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it was before the change over, but still can't get any customer service from the new lot.
the "monkey" was apparently a taxi driver !!
it is a smooth ride, but it still stuffs like any other rib !
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Just seen this picture of a vipermax 7.5, one thing that strikes me that the hull doesn't seem to be a very deep V, it does look like it has a convex shape to it though, any thoughts, am I completely wrong, the reviews say it is good in the rough so presume its a worthy hull. Notice the massive rollers, never seen ones like that on a trailer. This one has a sundeck and an engine spashwell so would meet our spec perfectly.

How fast do you think it would go with a suzuki 300?

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it is quite a deep v at the front and the rear has a planing pad. you will find them as sea worth as any other rib out there, i am told they will hold their own with the best. If you check round the site you will find nothing but praise for their seakeeping abilties.
some boats with less deep v will be faster but a harder ride, others with a very deep v will be slower, some with a thin profile wont have much boyancy etc
it really depends on what you are looking for out of a rib but i think i can say the ospreys are a very capable all round boat.

as for 2 stroke vs 4, thats a tough one

i have loads of pictures of the 7.5 you are looking at so can post some if you like
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