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Old 21 May 2011, 05:19   #1
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Are RIBEYE any good

I was lokking to buy a Ribeye 550 are they any good .....any advice welcome...
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Old 21 May 2011, 05:38   #2
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IMO..... The give a good ride, and I test drove a couple (but have never owned one)
however... the only comment I would make is look at the length of warranty on Ribeye tubes compared to other manufacturers, when i was looking at the time it, it was vastly different, which was enough to put me off.
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I like them. Is it a new one you are looking at?
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I was lokking to buy a Ribeye 550 are they any good .
Don't bother.

List your requirements, budget etc. and let the membership fire some quality recommends at you.
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List your requirements, budget etc. and let the membership fire some quality recommends at you.
From previous posts the budget is 10k.

IMHO Enough for a new trailer, with a new hull/tubes/seating/electronics with the accompanying warranties. Then add a nice pre-loved engine.
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From previous posts the budget is 10k.
Hang on, this guy is a plumber in Padstow. This will be a tender to his yacht, so yeah, A Ribeye will be ideal.
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Ribtech's are good. :-)
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[QUOTE=andrew nolan;401899] I was lokking to buy a Ribeye 550 are they any good .....any advice welcome... [/QUOT

great looking ribs,good build quality,yamaha engine , and more important they handle well,

but it all depends on what you are after. i looked at many ribs ribcraft / humber ect ect all quality ribs, before buying my ribeye. it suited me that the bench seat set up was safe for the kids, as it acts as a barrier away from the engine also lift the bench seat up and it has good storage for the towables and fishing rods. the jockey seats also have good dry storage space.the stainless steel A frame is strong and acts as a good tow point.
the consul is exellent especially with the front seat built in.
ive seen a guy many times around treath buchan on his 550 ribeye with the kids on board and it flys along loves the lumpy bits. all great fun
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From previous posts the budget is 10k.

IMHO Enough for a new trailer, with a new hull/tubes/seating/electronics with the accompanying warranties. Then add a nice pre-loved engine.
Interesting idea but far from useful!!

If you are going to mix and match new with pre owned then get a new engine on the back of a second hand hull.

The one gear failure at sea that will really cause you problems is rarely the trailer, hull, tubes seating or electronics.
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