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Old 02 June 2011, 11:10   #71
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I was lokking to buy a Ribeye 550 are they any good .....any advice welcome...
Anyways...

I've owned or driven one , but have never actually heard anything bad being said by the owners I know. Infact only the opposite ....

I think they have a good 'look' for a leisure boat and the Yam engines seem to be very good. If they were that bad why are there so many about on the South coast ?

I'll get my coat now ........
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Old 02 June 2011, 12:50   #72
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Old 02 June 2011, 14:40   #73
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No YOU can't.
I bet he'd like to...
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Old 02 June 2011, 17:30   #74
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I live in Cowes, so well placed for both the Ribex shows and Southampton Boat Show. Tested quite a few before making a final decision in 2009 to buy a 6.5m Ribeye.

Has been an excellent boat, with any minor niggles resolved immediately by the brilliant team at Ribeye.
The boat well in sorts of conditions, and manages to deal with the Solent Chop well.

I never understand why some people continually try to bash them on the Forum. They have a great product, backed up with brilliant service. What more could you want?
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Old 02 June 2011, 17:54   #75
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I live in Cowes, so well placed for both the Ribex shows and Southampton Boat Show. Tested quite a few before making a final decision in 2009 to buy a 6.5m Ribeye.

Has been an excellent boat, with any minor niggles resolved immediately by the brilliant team at Ribeye.
The boat well in sorts of conditions, and manages to deal with the Solent Chop well.

I never understand why some people continually try to bash them on the Forum. They have a great product, backed up with brilliant service. What more could you want?
To be fair, no-one really tries to bash them per se and very few ex-owners run them down badly (not like Avon 560 owners )
I suspect most of the 'Ribeye bashing' people do is actually to see if they can catch Twim on a nice long line.
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Old 02 June 2011, 19:33   #77
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Keep up mate. Turned down wellies, if you don't mind
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Old 03 June 2011, 03:10   #78
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Old 03 June 2011, 03:45   #79
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are ribeye any good

the answer is yes in my opinion but i will be accused of being biased as an ex employee and friend of the Chivers family .A well run family business with younger family members now becoming part of the business shows that they are here to stay rather than sell out or be some type of flybynight company. in short good company with a good product run by nice people
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Old 03 June 2011, 04:07   #80
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I've sat here and read all this about ribeyes. I've repaired more than a few. I have found that the quality is not consistent Where and when the boat was made has a big difference to the layup. Fitout. They may look the same but they ain't. What is a good boat? Good question. But there isn't an answer. Something that's good for one might be crap for someone else a boat is only good until you get in something better

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