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Old 12 February 2007, 16:29   #1
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Introducing my new RIB - Just Looking

Well, got my new (and 1st) RIB; completed 3 weeks early . Ribcraft 5.85m, 4 jockey seats with winged backrests, 'Captain's console' with front seating and storage, towing A-frame, 140 O/B, 180l under floor tank, boarding ladder and standard electrics.


Have taken a few basic pictures, but was too busy trying her out on the water; better photos to follow.

Just had her maiden voyage so far; one 2 hr trip on the river at speeds < 5 kts, but was good to practice launch / recovery in benign conditions. Also, allowed us to get past the 1st 2 hrs of new engine run-in without temptation of selecting the go-faster lever. 4000rpm next thereafter occasional selection of high speed till 10hr point is passed, then .........horrah

Sea trial this weekend

Looking forward to joining some of the Ribbing cruises later in the year; especially hoping to join the Alderney push.

Steve
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Old 12 February 2007, 16:32   #2
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Nice looking boat. You won't be disapointed with a Ribcraft; I have a smaller one and love it.
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Old 12 February 2007, 16:33   #3
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Hi Steve,

Good looking boat. Welcome to the world of Ribcraft owners! Nice layout - looks similar to IBWET's boat Raven.

I'm sure you'll have great fun when you get to open the throttle.

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Old 12 February 2007, 16:46   #4
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We had a ribcraft and its a great Rib especially as a first boat you should be realy happy
Just make sure you use it.
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Old 12 February 2007, 17:54   #5
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Good luck - great boat i've had mine 5 weeks and it just gets better and better. Suzi 140 is excellent!
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Old 12 February 2007, 18:06   #6
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Congrats!

Hope it works well for you.

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Old 12 February 2007, 18:10   #7
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I like the new RIBCRAFT seats. Both wingbacks and cushions. Looks a nice setup.
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Old 12 February 2007, 19:35   #8
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Welcome to the Club ....

May the Sun shine, be safe and enjoy every moment of it!

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Great looking rib love the seats
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Old 13 February 2007, 17:39   #10
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Hey, enjoy the new baby!

Very nice...

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Old 13 February 2007, 18:20   #11
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nice seat colour and finish

Mine is being put together this and next week, very pleased and very keen!!!
like your seats and colour I think they'll be v practical.


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Old 13 February 2007, 18:23   #12
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I love the name. Is that what you told your wife you were doing?
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Old 14 February 2007, 01:12   #13
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I love the name. Is that what you told your wife you were doing?

Yes, whenever she sees me eyeing up new (sometimes expensive) toys I get the warning "you're not having one of these ".
"I am Just Looking " is my innocent reply. I have used this quote lots over the years usually folllowed by a purchase of said toy a few months later with accompanied justification as to why it is essential.

Also during our cruising around we will be "Just Looking" at the scenery.

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Old 14 February 2007, 09:00   #14
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Nice looking setup - great to see someone running an engine in properly - even though modern engines don't need as much it still doesn't hurt to babay them - it will pay dividends in the long run!!!
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Old 15 February 2007, 03:54   #15
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Also during our cruising around we will be "Just Looking" at the scenery.

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If that could incorporate a bit of 'just looking' at little harbour shops and restaurants in little ports en route then that tactic could be a big success

Great looking boat. Congratulations!

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