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Old 22 May 2012, 03:20   #11
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cracking boat! welcome!!

I have only been on 2 585's but both times i was very impressed with the soft ride and robust build!

hope you have many happy days!
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Old 23 May 2012, 17:18   #12
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I've got a Ribcraft 585 and it's superb a bit heavy but very tough. You always feel safe in it as I hit the bottom of the 20 foot wave we were all convinced that we were going down. The bow stuffed in then lifted us up at an astonishing angle. You will have some fun with that.
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Old 24 May 2012, 06:23   #13
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I've got a Ribcraft 585 and it's superb a bit heavy but very tough. You always feel safe in it as I hit the bottom of the 20 foot wave we were all convinced that we were going down. The bow stuffed in then lifted us up at an astonishing angle. You will have some fun with that.
Put the VHF on the list first.
My 585 was probably the best all round rib I've owned or been in.
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Old 27 May 2012, 05:38   #14
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Hi Marten,
Welcome to Ribnet.
Congratulations on the your 5.85 - they are great boats. I've got a 5.3 - couldn't quite run to the 5.85, but I think it's the one I'd have chosen in an ideal world.
They are very dry & seaworthy boats - I know my 5.3 will take stronger weather than I'd risk!
Enjoy your ribbing

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Old 27 May 2012, 05:49   #15
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My 585 was probably the best all round rib I've owned or been in.
Really?
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Old 27 May 2012, 07:36   #16
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Really?
Yup, I did say "all round". Towable, economic, capable, easy to launch light handed, well built,
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