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Old 01 November 2011, 16:59   #1
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Ballistic 6.5m with Evinrude 175

Has anyone got any comments on the Ballistic 6.5? both good and bad?

Something similar to this?
Second Hand Ballistic 6.5m RIB with Evinrude 175hp ETEC Outboard - 22,995.00
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Old 01 November 2011, 17:06   #2
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I have been out on a couple. They have a nice fit out and are capable boats. I found the ride quite harsh which is due to the numerous chines. The e-tec 175 is a great motor and perfect for a 6.5
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Old 01 November 2011, 17:31   #3
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We used to have the Ballistic 6.5 with a Yamaha 150 - loved both the boat and the engine - but mostly the boat!
It was virtually unstuffable and whist maybe a bit hard on the ride it was very capable in the roughest weather!
All the lockers and big console were great, and lots of safe seating.
I'd buy one again! (we only sold ours so we could go bigger to get a cabin).
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Old 02 November 2011, 04:46   #4
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We have many of these on our Dry Stack and all owners seem very happy and the build and reliability seem as good as any. FYI I have one for sale here at the Dry Stack its a 2006 and is just 19,950 (it's advertised here on RIBnet).
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Old 02 November 2011, 05:34   #5
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I would love to be able to purchase one now, but due to working away and the lack of funds at the moment - It will be in the New Year
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Old 22 February 2012, 13:37   #6
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Well gone for a Ballistic 6.5m with Evinrude 175

Thanks for all your help - Cant wait to get out on the water now!
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