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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.

Al
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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!

regards,

Martin
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Old 13 February 2007, 17:35   #9
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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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