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Old 27 August 2009, 00:33   #11
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i used to own a 5.5 with a 140hp on it , used it for diving one of the best ribs i have owned,
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Old 27 August 2009, 02:12   #12
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I think it was in RIB International that one of the writes said the 5.5m Delta with a 150hp on was one of the best RIBs he'd Skippered due to been able to place it exactly where he wanted.
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Old 27 August 2009, 02:54   #13
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My first boat was a 6m Delta 'X' and it was a fantastic boat. As has been mentioned in previous posts many profesional bodeies use them because they are built to withstand a hard working environment.

I did many miles in mine and never felt that the boat would let me down.

On the negitive side they are a wet and hard ride, compared to other boats. The wiring on mine was very poor but this I don't think is unique to Delta and over the last 20 years things have improved a lot.

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Old 27 August 2009, 03:19   #14
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i looked at that that one on e bay, the boats are fantastic but the engine that seemed to be a problem, i went on a Mercury usa forum and it seems to be a troublesome engine, rarely runs right, out of tune quickly and can drink quicker that you can fill it up were some of the comments on the 125 two stroke, anyone ever had one?
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Old 27 August 2009, 03:20   #15
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On the negitive side they are a wet and hard ride, compared to other boats.
Someone else (who should be well place to comment) said that to me too... but then:
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there dry and very quick
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Feeling a little nostalgic about my Delta so I've dragged out a couple of photo's, and converted them from sepia to colour.

The first one shows what ribdraft was saying about the nose being very prominent and the tubes being clear of the water. I have stuffed ( big time ) the Delta, but it's much harder too than compared with other RIBS's.
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i'm only comparing the 5.5 to boats of its own size, you can stuff any boat, last outing i had i stuffed rather big, ripped the tubes back 1 metre either sides from the noise, had to limp to nearest slip way to get trailered back leaving the older delta's and redbay to carry on, ? i just think for its size it has to be one off the best boats out there, haven't heard any thing good about the engine, wouldn't be a fan
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Thanks for the heads, mostly positive
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i'm only comparing the 5.5 to boats of its own size, you can stuff any boat, last outing i had i stuffed rather big, ripped the tubes back 1 metre either sides from the noise, had to limp to nearest slip way to get trailered back leaving the older delta's and redbay to carry on, ? i just think for its size it has to be one off the best boats out there, haven't heard any thing good about the engine, wouldn't be a fan
What boat did the tubes come off?
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585 ribcraft, yes a ribcraft!!!! oh the shame
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