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Old 07 December 2003, 08:01   #181
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Oh, somebody, Ian or JANHO i think put loads of pictures of a lime green prosport 8.5 beign build on the prosport thread. Saw that one again in St. Peter Port.

When it is finished we plan to drive it back for Geurnsey to Portsmouth and have my wife waitign there with car and trailer.
(what a maiden voyage!)
Should be a bit of fun and seen as usually Jason drives them into plymouth for you to collect he says he'll come with us just incase things go wrong.

My advice to anyone buying a new rib would be to check out Prosport. (if you don't mind the wait) Jason will do just about anything you want in this boat. He really can source any different part and fit it all. He buys from every manufacturer as far as i can tell and doesn't really have a preference for anyone of them. Except maybe suzuki engines. They can even put a small cabin on a 6.5m if you want.
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Old 07 December 2003, 08:07   #182
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Jason... he'll come with us just incase things go wrong.
That's good service!

What engine have you gone for?
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Old 07 December 2003, 08:31   #183
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90hp suzi 4/s
Should be well matched to the boat, would have preffered the 115 but its the same block and a bout 1.5k more so i can chip it after 2 years wen the warrenty expires of i feel it needs the extra power.

These boats also need the ultra long shaft instead of the normal long shaft so that adds even more the the cost of the engine.
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So Now you can't wait I know just how you feel. All those thoughts now on colours seating electrics.
Sounds like you done well and sorted plenty out when you was out there.
Did you take any photo's of what they were building at the mo.
What colours did you go for?
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Old 07 December 2003, 15:03   #185
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Have you got a copy of your spec?
Are you buying your own trailer?
What is the package with the trailer costing
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Photo's - well some genius (Dad), not me of course took out there a digital camera with 12! dead batteries

Anyway it really is just a farm. Thers not a lot to see and the whole company had been out to a Christmas party the night before. Jason came in at about 10:30 looking a little worse for wears and we didnt see anyone else untill about 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Hehe.

I chose white hull, blue tubes. As far as i know im getting two 3 man jockey seats side by side. Each person having his own backrest. All the usual little bits, rubbing strake, anchor locker etc.
Im definatly a-frame rigged for wakeboarding.

As for the price, well Jason seemed rather relaxed about the whole money thing. I presume the price will stay at about 13k without trailer. excluding VAT. Ill have to let you know of an exact price later. Dont know abotu delivery either. At first he said May, then he said june and then he says i might be ready by end of February.

Ill let u judge but May/June seems most likely.
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Will you also get a double console with a bench in front
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Are you getting hydralic steering? I think its well worth the little extra 400 ish
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There will be some very good deals on Radio's etc at the boat show in PBO this month the xm is 169 seems good value.
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Might get the console with bench seat. might not, all depends on price. I am having the Double console with a lockable Lewmar hatch makign it totally water proof.

The XM radio can easily be bought for 169. Im paying 189 for it with external antenna and flush mount kit.

GPS and sounder will be on a bracket.

I did ask about hydraulic steering but Jason said the no feed back steering that he will fit as standard is rated to 300hp and will be better than most hydraulic systems.

Are you havign hydraulic steering then?
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