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Old 25 January 2006, 15:17   #1
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Collected the keys this afternoon...

for my latest (and perhaps greatest!) purchase. I am finally the owner of a seaworthy rib!

I've just bought (with a loan from the bank of dad) a Ribtec 585, with a 115hp Yamaha V4 CETO on the back. It's red, was used as a dive boat, and is in a very good shape. It's Andy Badviz's old boat - Greyhound.

She needs a couple of bits doing - an engine service, the lower leg needs replacing (so anybody with Yam V4 parts please make yourselves known!) due to a crack in the gearbox casing, and the control cables replacing, but other than that, all ready she is!

When I get the bits on her sorted, she will be kitted out with all relevant gear, and used as a training boat for any RYA recognised school that wish to hire her.

I'm all excited! Can't wait to get her out and play!
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Old 25 January 2006, 15:20   #2
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hey congratulations, hope you have a lot of fun
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Old 25 January 2006, 15:23   #3
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hey congratulations, hope you have a lot of fun
Cheers Hugh, I'm really looking forward to it. Trying to find Yamaha spares/cheap s/h engines is doing my head in right now though!

How's the build going?
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Old 25 January 2006, 17:54   #4
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Good on your fella, happy days ahead!
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Old 25 January 2006, 17:59   #5
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Where are the pics then??? Well done!!!

Maybe - one day - I will also have that feeling when the keys are handed over!!!
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Old 25 January 2006, 18:11   #6
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All the best and congratulations

Wish I could help you on the engine side but not many Yammies around here mainly Mercury

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Old 26 January 2006, 04:01   #7
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Nice one Jimbo.

Has that done for the change of wheels?
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Old 26 January 2006, 07:07   #8
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Splendid work Jimbo! Can't wait for a ride in her
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Has that done for the change of wheels?
Indeed, for the short term. Means, for the first time ever, I actually have to get one of my cars through an MOT!!
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You want to practice getting it through some shingle first.
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