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Old 05 April 2005, 17:05   #1
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i have been in to sailing all my life. as i remember it. but got in to powerboats about 3 and a bit years ago. got a small rib with my m8 last year. An avon sea sport 3.45 with a 30. went very well did a lot to it. we also had a sports fisher. but you don't want to no about that. we have now gone for a ribeye 6.25 sport with a 150 hpdi yam. second hand going to get it not this friday but next. so i would just like to know your viwes on the boat. how she handels, speed, ect etc and any thing you can think of about it. i did my PB2 last year.
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Old 06 April 2005, 05:23   #2
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I can't comment on the performance of your new boat but i just wanted to say Hello. I am sure others will post their comments and let us know how you get on, and the feelings you experience when you first launch her!

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Old 06 April 2005, 05:45   #3
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Nice deep v on them ribeyes and thats your best friend on a Rib especially when you are a few miles from land with a rough sea ahead, great engine too reliabilty
and power thats yamaha so good choice and welcome.
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Old 06 April 2005, 05:51   #4
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Welcome to the Forum, young man. I, too, am unable to comment on your particular RIB other than to note that your engine is a direct injection 2-stroke and 5 times larger than mine, so it'll be bloody quick There are a growing number of forum members who use their RIBs on the Essex coast - we launch just over the water from you in Bradwell - so if you're interested in slumming it with sub-5m RIBs, keep in touch. Naturally we have little chance of keeping up with you, but we do like to include a large RIB in the flotilla specifically for towing DanielTD5's Valiant when his Mercury breaks down again.
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Old 06 April 2005, 06:30   #5
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Having owned a Ribeye with Yamaha engine for 2 years and used it both on the sea and the Thames, I cannot commend you enough on the excellent choice of rib and engine. Superb quality,handling and looks with a touch of rarity...hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine
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Old 06 April 2005, 07:01   #6
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Welcome to the forum.
Like most of the posts so far I can't comment from experience on your outfit, but those I have seen in action seem A+.
Think you'll have great fun - enjoy !!
I was in Oban last week and met a guy with an 8.5 Ribeye with TWIN 250 fichts !!! - spookily enough he had sold his 1989 5.2 m Tornado and 70hp Mercury to a good friend of mine 2 years ago !!! - some upgrade !!
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Old 06 April 2005, 09:25   #7
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Welcome onboard!

My friend has a Ribeye Funtime 550 with 4-stroke Yam 80. Having spent may happy hours in it and wakeboarding behind I cannot commend them highly enough. Very spacious, comfortable (even in heavy seas), and extremely stable....as you can probally gues I intend to upgrade to one soon (6m if the bankmanager/wife allows!!)
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Old 06 April 2005, 12:14   #8
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Wow thanks you all seem very kool. yer that sounds good Phil Davies. last year we where over there a lot to put gas in the old boat and to go the green man. very nice place. yer have got a few pics of her. we hav put in a navman 7200.
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Old 07 April 2005, 16:38   #9
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My friend has a Ribeye Funtime 550 with 4-stroke Yam 80. Having spent may happy hours in it and wakeboarding behind I cannot commend them highly enough. Very spacious, comfortable (even in heavy seas), and extremely stable....as you can probally gues I intend to upgrade to one soon (6m if the bankmanager/wife allows!!)

does the rib give a big enough wash to wake board behind it then????
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Old 08 April 2005, 14:24   #10
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yer i would say. we saw some one wakeing of one with a 115hp 4 st. it was doing about 40mph and thay got some bloody good air. the only thing i would say is we r thinking of puting a tow eye on the a frame. would need to reinforceds a bit
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