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Old 08 December 2003, 08:28   #1
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Steve

I pick it up on Friday, its my third rib and im looking forward to using it as i have had a SeaRay 225 we for last season (still for sale), having had two ribs before, then going to a cruiser just was'nt my cup of tea.

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Old 08 December 2003, 14:40   #2
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what made you dislike the cruiser so much you changed back into ribs?
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Old 08 December 2003, 15:13   #3
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So where you going to launch for your first trip

Bet you can't wait
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Old 08 December 2003, 16:05   #4
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Cruiser

Boat was in a park and ride 50 miles away and only used it 5 times, wife loved the boat but only came out twice, it is a big boat to wash down after every outing. It was not the sought of boat to go wave jumping in, or waterskiing. Want to go boating in other areas, the Searay is a big boat to tow around the country and you cant let the tubes down and put it in a container to ship to the Canaries.



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Old 08 December 2003, 16:12   #5
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The launch

Hopeing to get out asap before the 22/12 going away then, but if not on the Norfolk broads on the 30/12 spending new year in cottage next to the river, 5mph upto Great Yarmouth and then i'm away in the north sea.



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Old 15 December 2003, 04:49   #6
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Delayed Boat

Just thought i'd have a moan about my new boat not being ready to pick up, ordered from stock Ribeye sport 650, stock Yamaha F150, stock Bramber trailer, deposit paid 4 weeks ago, balance paid last week and still not ready. The cause of the delay is down to the A frame supplier, all gadgets are fixed into console, all extras are supplied from Ribeye and fixed, but no A Frame.





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Old 15 December 2003, 08:49   #7
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I wish u get yr boat delivered soonest but meantime wonder if u cd make some comments on yr boat/engine.

Fyi I am after the same boat in Greece (built under licence fm Ribeye locally). The dealer is pushing me twrds the direct injection two stroke engines (evinrude ram in particular) whilst I favour the F150.

Also the boat here is offered with beam 2.30m i/o the 2.50 offered fm Ribeye over there - did u get any comments fm Ribeye as to why they changed the beam n how this affected the performance.
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Old 15 December 2003, 13:07   #8
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Iwas unaware that they have changed the beam of the boat, i wonder if the boats you have looked at are the old shape 620 sport with blue tubes, if you look on the Ribeye web site under Brokerage, there is a old shape 620 and new shape 650, which one of the two have you looked at ?
I have had two 2 stroke Injected engines, Yam 150 hpdi and Merc 150 optimax these are outstanding engines and would have had a Hpdi on the Ribeye, but the dealer had a F150 in stock. I have'nt had any experience with the F150 and can not give any advice on how they perform.
Charles Chivers at Ribeye is in charge of exports and he has a email address on the Ribeye website, this will be my second boat from Charles and have always found him very helpful.



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Old 15 December 2003, 14:19   #9
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FYI Charles Chivers owns the company!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 16 December 2003, 03:56   #10
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Richard

Beam has def changed - the hull produced in Greece gives a beam overall of 2.30m with the same size of tubes t4 the Uk(s.africa) make is wider. I guess then its the previous hull which is being produced in Greece but with a length of 6.50 mtrs (6.60 with the hard nose).

Anyway tks yr reply n wish u an early delivery n many huppy hrs with her.
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