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Old 13 May 2009, 11:44   #11
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And a broken nose.
That made me laugh - I got back from a Stag weekend in Riga last week and I'm currently sporting a dozen stitches, extensive bruising, busted cheekbone and....a busted nose!

Got on the wrong side of the Russian Mafia.
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Old 14 May 2009, 18:35   #12
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Old 15 May 2009, 03:30   #13
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Russ, I assume you've checked but do Ribeye do anything with a higher screen? I see they do various options on their website, wondered if there's a straight swop perhaps.

PS. how does your 585 perform with the 115? I'm looking to re-engine and would value first hand experience.
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Old 15 May 2009, 06:05   #14
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Really cool website; if I ever have the misfortune of getting married I'd like photos like that! The music on the site is pretty good as well.

A 585 with a 115 will do upper 30s in terms of speed. Me and Jimbo had one (Greyhound). It started off with a Yam 115 which I think it did about 44 knots with, then I put a Merc 115 2-stroke (bag of spanners model) which did about 38 knots. I've got a 585 now which will do about 40 knots (although the GPS reports to have done 44) although its fitted with extra seating, an aux engine, and a lot of extra gear on board.
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Old 16 May 2009, 03:00   #15
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Thanks for that Tim,
so if you were to re-engine a 585 now, pleasure trips, wakeboarding, 3 double jockeys, big A frame etc. what would be your choice?
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I can't help much on this subject but wanted to say you obviously know how to paint with light! Great work on your site
I have to fully agree! Wow for the pics.
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I put the spare prop on the boat after the other had "issues". Drove it for about 5 minutes last night and this prop is a lot more responsive - 4 blades. I'm guessing it'll give less speed but would be ideal for wakeboarding. I think a 135 is the biggest engine you can put on a Ribtec 585, although a 150 opti would be fun :-)

Edit: Out of the various engines I've tried (I have a friend who had one with a 115 4 stroke Yam) I would definately go for a 135 Opti.
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