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Old 13 May 2013, 13:36   #1
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Saw a ballistic 6.5 on trailer the other day looked a very nice rib and hull looked okay for some serious ribbing. I am embarrassed to say I do not know much about them and do not know anybody that has one. Would be interested if any of the members who have ballistics enlighten me.
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Old 13 May 2013, 13:38   #2
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Trevor G had one and I think he loved it
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Old 13 May 2013, 15:38   #3
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A friend of mine had the 7.8 which we took out in some fairly rough weather (about a force 6), it handled great and was very quick given the weather.

I can't advise on what they are like to live with longer term but certainly a contender for a fun day out on the water.
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Old 13 May 2013, 16:10   #4
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I have a 6.5 and love it
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Old 13 May 2013, 16:14   #5
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I have a 6.5 and love it
When you get yourself sorted get her out with us nobbers, maybe a Piel Island jaunt.
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Old 13 May 2013, 16:29   #6
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Yeah Kerny... I might as well not have one for the time I get out on it

This summer is going to be better...
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Old 13 May 2013, 17:00   #7
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My 7.8 is built like a tank. The deck is an inch thick and I think the stringers are thicker than that.

Can't comment on the handling just yet!
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Old 13 May 2013, 17:39   #8
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They handle well due to the agressive chines, very responsive, on the flipside they can be quite "slammy". I went out on a couple when Ribex had the show on the IOW.
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Old 13 May 2013, 17:45   #9
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Yup - we had the 6.5 and it coped with everything the south coast could throw at it.
Very seaworthy and I only sold it after 3 years (and 300 hours) to get something with a cabin.
Especially good if you take family out as there's lots of useable seating and locker room.
I'd definitely consider getting one again if/when I downsize.
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Old 13 May 2013, 18:04   #10
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I only sold it after 3 years (and 300 hours) cuz orl mi teef wer lewse an mi spinul colum woz 3 inchis shawter thann wen i startid

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