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Old 07 May 2005, 20:24   #1
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i'm the customer dctucker spoke of

new to site as member .. thought i'd log on to clear up the mess on the boat i'm selling. A 2002 ribcraft 5.85 w 100 hp 4 stroke yamaha decked out to the hilt. Dctucker tried to respond but not all info is accurate. the boat is being sold by ribcraft usa for 35k. i have decided to keep the boat loaded with everthing i put on her. I bought her in summer of 03 new with about 20 demo hrs of on and it now has about 130. she is as new i am a fanatic about upkeep i hope to have more detailed pictures showing all the options up soon. there are currently a couple more pics on e-bay . please feel free to e-mail me directly @tunawishrp1@aol.com or i'll keep posted to this site. hope this clears thing up
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Old 07 May 2005, 22:57   #2
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Hi Tunawish,

You might want to add the keyword boat in your Ebay title. As a constant Ebay browser myself I always type in the keywords "rib boat" and search only by title. Well I first usually type "Avon boat" then maybe "rib boat" second. But When I first did the search for "rib boat" no results came up for your item. Only because I knew your boat is a ribcraft did I find it..... I'm digressing but as a suggestion I would put the keyword "boat" in your title. Good luck selling your ribcraft.

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Old 07 May 2005, 23:05   #3
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ribsters in the USA

Bugger me with a fishfork there are more than two ribsters in the USA where are you guys we are based on in Isleworth florida
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Old 09 May 2005, 23:09   #4
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i'm in swampscott massachusetts a town over from Ribcraft usa factory in marblehead.
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Old 09 May 2005, 23:48   #5
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i'm in swampscott massachusetts a town over from Ribcraft usa factory in marblehead.
We are here with our business and are based on the Butler chain of lakes. Have not seen that many Ribs in the USA especially quality outfits. Seem to be plenty of foam collar types down the Keys but apart from that not a lot.
Notice the price of boats out here is almost 60% cheaper than the UK and the outboards even more in some case. What a place to be What are Ribcraft coming out in USD say for their 6.5 mt over here ?
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Old 10 May 2005, 15:57   #6
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new to site as member .. thought i'd log on to clear up the mess on the boat i'm selling. A 2002 ribcraft 5.85 w 100 hp 4 stroke yamaha decked out to the hilt. Dctucker tried to respond but not all info is accurate. the boat is being sold by ribcraft usa for 35k. i have decided to keep the boat loaded with everthing i put on her. I bought her in summer of 03 new with about 20 demo hrs of on and it now has about 130. she is as new i am a fanatic about upkeep i hope to have more detailed pictures showing all the options up soon. there are currently a couple more pics on e-bay . please feel free to e-mail me directly @tunawishrp1@aol.com or i'll keep posted to this site. hope this clears thing up

Here's the ebay link http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...spagename=WDVW
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Old 10 May 2005, 16:01   #7
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Bugger me with a fishfork there are more than two ribsters in the USA where are you guys we are based on in Isleworth florida
And I'm in Marblehead, MA, home of the Ribcraft USA factory, though I own an ex-Coast Guard Avon Searider 5.4. I'll likely be down in St Petersburg and Miami with the RIB to coach sailing next winter. Where is Isleworth??
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Old 10 May 2005, 21:26   #8
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I am new also to the forum. I actually came across your boat on the net last week. I see what you are asking on the ribcraft site and then i see your starting bid on ebay. What realistically are you looking for on the boat $$$ wise. ?

When you say side curtains to they enclose the helm area ?
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Old 11 May 2005, 13:15   #9
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WoW - interesting "roof" arrangement!!!

Put some sides on and its a Ribcraft 5.85 Cabin rib!!

Is that a factory fit option in the states?

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ex Ribcraft 5.85 owner!!
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Old 11 May 2005, 17:28   #10
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t-top

i designed and had the top made locally by a fantastic welder. he really worked with me for months that first winter. it was a diffucult top with all the curves i wanted but it came out great. in fact Ribcraft usa now uses the same welder to fabricate all thier t-tops, a-frames etc.. for the surround i took it to a shop in R.I. who has done all my canvas over the years. he is also top notch but you pay pay pay.. tommorow all the detail photo's will be on the ebay site i just now e-mailed them to Ribcraft.
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