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Old 20 August 2010, 04:32   #11
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The 'paint them green' bit was right.
Does sound as if the guy was spouting a little poop.
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Old 20 August 2010, 05:40   #12
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The RC 585 is a realy good hull,and would certainly open up alot of options! Ribcraft are always worth a call too,they often get offered px's, used Ribs ect, which can be good value[Got mine that way,with only 40 hrs on her]...speak to Dorian whatever you decide on, the best of luck!


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Have you had many hours experience on a 585? Yours is a 545 isn't it?

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Have you had many hours experience on a 585? Yours is a 545 isn't it?

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Been on a few of 585's,one in a' Force 6' off Plymouth sound,very impressed, although I would suggest 130-150 horses! My' 545' [1''narrower if memeorey serves] has side by side jockeys which I WOULD recomend ......is also a realy good hull!
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Having spent considerable time cruising with and helming a Ribcraft 585 and a little less time helming a 5.8 Vipermax, I personally prefer the handling chracteristics of the Vipermax. (No brand loyalty bollox.)
IMO, the 585 is prone to being light in the bow, they'll become bouncy in a head sea, trimming down helps but things get wet and stuffy. A VM 5.8 handles very much like a 6.5 with 700mm knocked off of it.
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Old 20 August 2010, 14:37   #15
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A VM 5.8 handles very much like a 6.5 with 700mm knocked off of it.
....and looks very much like one too
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ribcraft 5.85

Another one to make a comparison with!!

http://redbayboats.com/pre-owned-boats-details.php?id=9
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Another one to make a comparison with!!

http://redbayboats.com/pre-owned-boats-details.php?id=9
Aye, traded in for a real RIB...
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Aye, traded in for a real RIB...
Jeesus your commission must be mounting theses days!!

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I have never know my RC 585 to be 'light in the bow' or 'bouncy' and she handles some quite rough stuff in the west of scotland. In general they are considered one of the better 'sea' boats even nearly as good as (que Willk) the Redbays!!

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