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Old 23 May 2013, 14:18   #1
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Any Balistic 5.5M owners on here or others that have experience of them? viewed one yesterday and just liked the style and think the layout will suit my intended use but know nothing about them and a quick scan of forum but hasn't revealed much. Would also be interested in any feedback regarding JBT marine they seem a good bunch?
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Old 23 May 2013, 14:51   #2
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Any Balistic 5.5M owners on here or others that have experience of them? viewed one yesterday and just liked the style and think the layout will suit my intended use but know nothing about them and a quick scan of forum but hasn't revealed much. Would also be interested in any feedback regarding JBT marine they seem a good bunch?
we very nearly went for a Balistic before we found the Revenger at a too good a price to walk away from, JBT have been round for a long time, which always bodes well, and the ribs look great and well built, as long as its been looked after you won't go far wrong but I guess someone will have tales of woe as always happens when I say good things
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As Ribnet's resident teller of tales of woe....

No, actually. JBT have been really helpful and I've had to ring/visit them quite a few times during my refurb project.
Given that they've barely made anything from me and I've probably been a right royal pain in the proverbials with constant questions and rummaging in their spare parts, their customer service is definitely a plus.

I can't comment on the 5.5m though-never been in one.
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Old 23 May 2013, 16:18   #4
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my brother has one and loves it, he is a family man and loves to wake board and tow his wife on skis and two children on ringos etc.

Only down side for me is that the tubes are PVC.

In short, a nice boat
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my brother has one and loves it, he is a family man and loves to wake board and tow his wife on skis and two children on ringos etc.

Only down side for me is that the tubes are PVC.

In short, a nice boat
Are they? Mine definitely aren't. It's hypalon.

Is that a 5.5m thing only?
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Old 23 May 2013, 16:29   #6
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Don't know, but if his is hypalon i'd be very surprised.

Somebody out there will know.

Sorry in advance if I am wrong, but I don't think I am.
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Are you sure Ribtecer? .... Sure I was told they are Hypalon??
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I love my 6.5, but the 6.5 & 7.? are the same I believe - same hull style I heard, so the 5.5 hasn't got the reverse scallop. I guess same tubes as well on the 6 & 7 as my are hypalon as well!
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Old 23 May 2013, 16:38   #9
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No I can't be sure, but my brothers have worn badly and look to me, a 6 x rib man (all of which have been hypalon), that his are not hypalon.

But as I have said I could be wrong, it has happened before...
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Steve .... Please excuse my ignorance but what is 'reverse scallop'? Never heard that term before
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