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Old 28 September 2006, 11:17   #1
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7m + Rib... Leeway ?

Hi,

I am upgrading from a 1978 4M Avon Searider to a 6.5m+ rib this winter

I am buying it new, and have already decided on the Yam V200 outboard...

I can not decide on what RIB though... i've seen nice tornado's, would love a RibCraft.... but i've recently seen Leeway Ribs (www.leeway.co.uk) (7.3m) the boats look fantastic and are very very cheap has anyone had any experience with them ? or know of any owners ? also.. i would be welcome for some advice... i want it to be 60mph ish, plus have the room for 4 divers...

any advice ?
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Old 28 September 2006, 11:24   #2
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Best you do a search on here for Leeway - before the fun starts!!!
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Old 28 September 2006, 11:30   #3
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Old 28 September 2006, 11:32   #4
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Hmmmmmm - new member, one post....and it's about Leeway.

Posted by an experienced fisherman? With many prepared cans of worms??
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Old 28 September 2006, 11:33   #5
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hahaha ok ok ok... so i have found the threads !!! maybe i should of searched first hey !

Looks like very positive stuff so far... and lets be honest, after owning one of the first ever ribs to be produced for 28.5 years.... i'm pretty sure it'll do me just fine !!!!!

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http://www.atlantisribs.com/ Take a look at this... Ask adam younger on this forum about the new e-tec 150 he put on the atlantis...

For me a leeway "looks" to low from the side!? just my....
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http://www.atlantisribs.com/[/url] Take a look at this...


Now that is one seriously sexy peice of rubber !!! but i bet the price tag is as long as the hull ????
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I am also considering purchasing a Leeway rib and shipping to the USA. I would appreciate any feedback on quality/ service etc. I like the design and "reading between the lines" on previous posts I think they would be a good comapny to deal with. If Lee could post/Pm some testimonials and/or customer contacts it would be appreciated. I like Leeway so far and I think they can compete with Ribcraft in the USA.

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We own a Leeway 6.3 and cant fault it. Quality is very good, no probs at all with P Tilley tubes, and speed of hull is excellent. We have ours in the northeast and no probs so far. The very last portion of the tubes sit in the water at rest, so good stability, i would tend to agree about the boat seeming to be lower in the water than others, but the ride is very dry, and the ride is still very comfortable. It gets on the plane around 10 -12 knots, and a smaller than normal outboard is very possible. Will post some pics of ours after our trip round the outer farne ilses on sat. I would pay a lot more for the same product, he is a bit on the low side, and it can put people off, strange i know!
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http://www.atlantisribs.com/[/url] Take a look at this...


Now that is one seriously sexy peice of rubber !!! but i bet the price tag is as long as the hull ????

If you buy an Atlantis DONT buy a trailer for it from him. They aren't built by him and the guy who DOES build them takes really big dangerous shortcuts. They are an accident waiting to happen. Trust me on this-pm me if you want more info.
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Can trailers arent they yeah I don't like the look of them either.

I do like the look of the Atlantis though
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Atlantis - a 'premier' badge for Leeway? Perhaps Leeway is producing some of the mouldings...
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Atlantis - a 'premier' badge for Leeway? Perhaps Leeway is producing some of the mouldings...
It does look like he might be.

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I've decided to go for the 7.2M. with navy blue tube, white patch's with a teak floor... should look the nutts !!

.. still debating whether to go for the 200 optimax or the V200 Yam.... apprently yam is better but heavier... optimax is faster, lighter but not as refined... any input ??
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