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Old 25 January 2006, 14:17   #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, 14:20   #2
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hey congratulations, hope you have a lot of fun
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Old 25 January 2006, 14:23   #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, 16:54   #4
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Good on your fella, happy days ahead!
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Old 25 January 2006, 16:59   #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, 17:11   #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, 03:01   #7
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Nice one Jimbo.

Has that done for the change of wheels?
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Old 26 January 2006, 06:07   #8
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Splendid work Jimbo! Can't wait for a ride in her
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Old 26 January 2006, 09:51   #9
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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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Old 26 January 2006, 09:54   #10
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You want to practice getting it through some shingle first.
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Old 26 January 2006, 10:02   #11
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Well done Jimbo.

Look forward to seeing it one weekend soon out on the Solent.

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Old 26 January 2006, 10:02   #12
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Old 26 January 2006, 10:11   #13
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Oh ha ha very funny.

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1991. V4 CETO 2 Stroke 115hp. Looking at getting a leg shipped over from the states right now.
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Well done Jimbo.

Look forward to seeing it one weekend soon out on the Solent.

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Cheers Nasher, so am I! The inagural cruise for her should be a good one - you won't be able to get the grin off my face!
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There's a dealer up here got one taken as a trade in, running on his boat at the moment...looking for £600, not being to clued up on O/board prices these days dunno if that's good or bad
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There's a dealer up here got one taken as a trade in, running on his boat at the moment...looking for £600, not being to clued up on O/board prices these days dunno if that's good or bad
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Sounds like it would be worth a shot!
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Try Pacer at Farnham for bits they sorted out a honda leg for me , they have just moved so should know if they have anything to suit you .Ask for Kevin .
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Good to see you got the boat deal done.

See you may be sourcing the leg from USA. Pricing seems to be $ for £ when I've looked - just need to watch carriage charges, duty and VAT.

Anyway, have fun with the new RIB.
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Old 26 January 2006, 11:45   #19
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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!!!
Oh, alright then, if I must! Haven't taken any pics of my own yet, but you can see some in the gallery on Andy's website - http://www.badviz.com/Galleries/Greyhound/

Codders, when you eventually get your keys, especially as (like I've had to) you've put a lot of work and time into getting the boat, you will feel like the sun won't stop shining! I'll report back on how it feels when you hit the water for the first time...
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Looks like it should be fun in the rough - similar layout to the Ribeye I did my PB2 in - great fun wave jumping - nicely balanced with the console further forward.
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