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Old 23 August 2009, 11:53   #11
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Its going to be awesome little boat,you will have to take a look for yourself if you get the chance,I was really impressed.
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Old 23 August 2009, 13:05   #12
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Does anyone know if this will supplement the current Ribcraft line-up or will the 4.8 (or 5.3) be dropped?
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Old 23 August 2009, 14:49   #13
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Matt - I have nothing against Ribcraft - but I just can't believe that ANY one manufacturer can consistently be so much better than all the others that the competition are dismissed like that.
Perhaps it's a geographical thing? The 'flag-wavers' and the factory are all in rather close proximity.
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Old 23 August 2009, 15:21   #14
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Does anyone know if this will supplement the current Ribcraft line-up or will the 4.8 (or 5.3) be dropped?
I asked the same when I was over there a few days ago Dhai,and apparentley the answer is no.It is an addition to the range, and not in anyway a replacement.I must say it is good to see British Rib manufacturers [and not just Ribcraft!] investing in new 'R and D'and developeing new products, and processes to help keep this vibrant,and valued sector of British industrie to the forefront.
It has also ultimately got to be for us,the end user!
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Old 23 August 2009, 15:23   #15
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Perhaps it's a geographical thing? The 'flag-wavers' and the factory are all in rather close proximity.
Possibly , personally.. it doesnt look anything special to me



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all the attributes of a serious rough water craft, when at rest the tubes stand clear of the water,
Not for me , I prefer them to be touching the water at rest for maximum stabilty see link below

I have to say, my 5.7 Valiant ticks these boxes and more, what with some in deck storage in the bow, her sea keeping has proved exceptional, and thats from a skipper whose owned a 5.8, a 6.4 and an 8.5 in the last 9 years

http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=307230&postcount=68
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Old 23 August 2009, 16:07   #16
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Last week I made a testdrive with the 5.0 fitted with a Yam 60 HP 4stroke. It was the same boat as posted in the pictures.

I have to say I was VERY impressed with the attention of details and the way this boat was build. The handling was excellent although I think the Ribcraft was a little underpowered, the bow ‘ sticks’ a little to the water.

Yeah, nice rib!
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I'm standing at least as far away as Makakie and that looks like Quality. A big rib writ small. So to speak...
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Old 26 August 2009, 11:49   #18
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more pictures here: http://www.johnbiesheuvelwatersport....otoalbum&id=33


and if you're interested, you can buy it: http://www.johnbiesheuvelwatersport....ad=nieuw&id=99
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Old 26 August 2009, 12:47   #19
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Pictures look great!! But ive bought my own, Build thread shortly
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Old 26 August 2009, 13:16   #20
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Just one question: What is this thing good for?



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