Originally Posted by Lee argyle
Found a 2005 Ribeye 'S' 6.5 with a Yam F150 local to me, going for a sea test next week - its got 130 hours on her and in ok condition, could do with a spruce-up. Are they generally OK? And what would be a fair price?
I had a 6.5sport Ribeye for two years and after that period it sold for a similar price, I also saw the same boat advertised last summer for more money-
Yamaha 150 four stroke is a great engine and with only 130 hours should be very good. They work well on the 6.5 and Ribeye dont usually put anything bigger on the stern. We have used one with 200 on stern and you had to have your wits about you and was a heavier engine holding the stern down.
I think the 2005 tubes had not been loaded with auto release valves but I never had a problem. Check in the consul for tidy wiring and make sure all electronics work.
If the boat has a service record check it out. I would expect you to pay less than 20.000 for a great one and then reduce the price as condition varies.
If you like the boat you can also ring Ribeye at Dartmouth and ask them for boat history.
I sold the 650 with 300hrs on the engine and the Yam never let me down and could be very economical.
Seating is normally 2 x double jockey and a rear seat which may be a box type on that year or the first of the moulded all in rear seat and storage.