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Old 28 January 2012, 11:28   #11
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I've actually had one myself, wasn't too impressed with quality or I should say assembly. Also had a 225 Honda but she wobbled a bit so I put a 175 Suz on her instead, but I reckon the 225 was to short in the leg.
A lot will depend on who built it ! being that I am in the middle of refurbishing a 7.0 at the moment that looked like it had been rigged by a mental patient I can sympathise.

Thats why I would always build my own. My life in my hands as it were.
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Old 28 January 2012, 12:41   #12
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Also had a 225 Honda but she wobbled a bit so I put a 175 Suz on her instead, but I reckon the 225 was to short in the leg.
I thought the Vipermax's were only rated up to 200. How did it go with the 175 though? I've always wondered if the lighter engine would have been better than my 200.
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Old 28 January 2012, 13:31   #13
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Probably a 7 meter. They are rated up to 250.

Our 7.0 meter Hasan Honda 225 on and is an absolute peach in terms of handling.
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Old 28 January 2012, 14:12   #14
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I thought the Vipermax's were only rated up to 200. How did it go with the 175 though? I've always wondered if the lighter engine would have been better than my 200.
She handeled beautiful w the 175, no wobbling and higher in the aft. Went from 51 knots to 47. I do however reckon if mounted lower it could have solved that but the rig on the engine was too short.
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No, I doubt this one is within budget but if it fits under 21K we have an option!
You may want to take a look at the Ribcraft 6.8 in the For sale section, if you'd like a Comercial spec Cat B RIB ... and in Budget too.
Incidently good to see in MBM that that Ribcraft Increased thier Commercial boat sales last year by 30%!!.. Not too Shabby in the pressent economic climate,must be doing something right
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Old 28 January 2012, 19:03   #16
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I thought the Vipermax's were only rated up to 200. How did it go with the 175 though? I've always wondered if the lighter engine would have been better than my 200.
3.5 litre V6 versus 2.9 litre in-line 4. You've got to be joking?
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Old 28 January 2012, 19:14   #17
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Hi,

I can strongly recommend Ribeye, ive recently done a quick review on them from ordering the S650 here Ribeye S650 Ordered!

The 650 is a completely different animal to the 600 so its definitely worth giving both a try and seeing which suits your needs!

Any questions or queries at all feel free to shoot me a PM
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Old 29 January 2012, 08:56   #18
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3.5 litre V6 versus 2.9 litre in-line 4. You've got to be joking?
Agreed, on paper, there's no contest. But reality is sometimes different as is 60kg+.
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I can highly recommend Ribcraft ribs - used a 6.8 before getting my own 7.8 and the 6.8 was a cracking rib. They are extremly well built and very, very tough. People have criticised customer service at the factory but other than having to chase a few unanswered calls or emails the team have always been brilliant...
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I can strongly recommend Ribeye.....
Can someone please have a serious word with this guy?
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