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Old 01 September 2007, 07:48   #11
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This is the link http://www.ribcraft.co.uk/ribcraft4.8.html click on Rib International Test, it was tested last year and that was the stated package price.
Thats what caught my eye, would be nice if they honoured that price?

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Old 01 September 2007, 07:58   #12
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http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=20375

Phil....check out this thread above...
Its a more realistic price I think from Ribcraft for this year.
BUT ..I would call them if I was you...does no harm to ask...let us know how you get on?

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That price is for a Honda 4 stroke, the cheap price is for a Mariner 2 stroke.
I emailed em for some prices so will let you know what happens?

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Am after something more commercial with no fancy seats, it just needs a centre console with one or two seats and do 40kts.

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Do they really do 40 knots with a 60hp? Pretty impressive if they do.
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Do they really do 40 knots with a 60hp? Pretty impressive if they do.
Best I ever got was 37.8kts out of the University 4.8 Ribcraft. Mind, that is a 60hp Bigfoot 4 stroke, so bit of a heavy lump.

Charlie, the Ribcraft engineer, certainly used to have a 4.8m with a 75hp Etec on it, and if I recall correctly, he got around 46kts out of it. It was over plated though, and given how twitchy our 4.8 gets at high speed lightly loaded, not sure I'd want to try it!
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37.8kts, close enough to 40 for me, should do 40 though with a 60hp 2 stroke and one person on trimmed out...
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I bought a ribcraft a couple of months ago and haven't regretted it - mine's 2 years old but it looks like new - if you can ge the 7.5k price then that sounds good as I paid more for mine second hand (better spec though - lots of extras!! and no wait time) - the new price from ribcraft at the time was more like 10.5k+.....

The used prices seem to hold up really well

I'm really happy with both the build quality and the way the boat performs - even when it really rough
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We own a Ribcraft 4.8m. Best small rib you can buy by a mile!

Looked at a Humber, and various others, but all had compromises to do with either build quality or sea keeping.

If you go for the Ribcraft, you'll get a proper sea boat.

Check our our thread on the boat on this site, and also our thread on the RNLI fundraiser last weekend, in (Upcoming trips) section of this site.

105m in the boat, the trip was about 8hrs, 2m seas at some points.

We are running a yam 60hp 4 stroke. Super efficient, and the ideal power to weight for this boat.

Have been running the boat all year, and have done 125hrs so far.

Anything else you want to ask about, just let us know

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Am keeping an eyeout to see whats going for what price, decided my current boats going to be for sale in spring once I've repainted and antifouled it all.
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What is the significance of 40knots?

It'll be burning a lot of fuel at that speed.....
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