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Old 26 March 2013, 11:53   #71
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Boat looks great. How do you think it will compare speed and economy wise compared with the 785?
Speeds looking very similar to the 785 with a 250, fuel is slightly up due to weight and size, but from todays runs the engine drives the boat well. We only filled one tank full as they run in line in the centre of the RIB so will work through how balanced is affected by loading front tank on next fill.

Boat handling in reasonable chop today was good, we found sitting more comfortable than the old position of standing on 785 helm as this boat pushes through waves rather than flying off the top on every one so more comfortable all round. The bow sits very clear of all waves and gives you great confidence.
Sea state moderate, wind NE 17knots gusting 30, high water falling, strongest tide was Cowes roads area and maybe of Bramble bank

Today I took some existing customers out and lent them some gear to protect themselves from the freezing weather and also allowed them to helm for a while. Also aboard was another operator just running out to test the feel and response on the new one
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Old 26 March 2013, 14:09   #72
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Looks Great but wouldn't it be easier and greener to produce it all in house in the UK like Ribcraft Osprey etc
They would probably have to burn a ton of extra fossil fuel just to bring the UK laminating workshop up to temperature......

I've been flippin freezing all day!

Fantastic looking RIB by the way!
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Old 27 March 2013, 07:55   #73
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Speeds looking very similar to the 785 with a 250, fuel is slightly up due to weight and size, but from todays runs the engine drives the boat well. We only filled one tank full as they run in line in the centre of the RIB so will work through how balanced is affected by loading front tank on next fill.

Boat handling in reasonable chop today was good, we found sitting more comfortable than the old position of standing on 785 helm as this boat pushes through waves rather than flying off the top on every one so more comfortable all round. The bow sits very clear of all waves and gives you great confidence.
Sea state moderate, wind NE 17knots gusting 30, high water falling, strongest tide was Cowes roads area and maybe of Bramble bank

Today I took some existing customers out and lent them some gear to protect themselves from the freezing weather and also allowed them to helm for a while. Also aboard was another operator just running out to test the feel and response on the new one
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It does look good. Why am I now thinking about another boat when I've only had my current one 10 mths. Argh!
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Old 08 April 2013, 11:32   #74
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It does look good. Why am I now thinking about another boat when I've only had my current one 10 mths. Argh!
To make it even more argh!! Ribeye have produced this latest lot of images on our sea trials.
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Old 09 April 2013, 16:08   #75
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Excellent shots, boat looks really solid. James at Ribeye had been talking about them about to produce an 850 when I was at the LBS. I hadn't realised how far along they were.

It'll be interesting to hear your thoughts when you've been using it for a couple of months.
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I took this image today at Hamble Point showing the Ribeye S 785 and the new Ribeye S 850
RRibs boat in the foreground with Gemineye behind. Shows the hull design change and bow lift

The testing so far with passengers has been good. It is very noticeable more solid in the water and a very stable platform. It punches through waves very well and turns superbly as though on rails with no spin out at any speed. The light Power steering is very noticeable when mooring.
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Are they 850 model?i think they are not same?!
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Old 30 May 2013, 12:43   #78
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Are they 850 model?i think they are not same?!
Two different models
785 is 2.5 beam flatter tube position
850 is 2.92 beam and seperate hull based from Gemini 850 hull , larger bow rise and larger tube size as a start
Both Ribeyes
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And wich hull is better for rough sea?
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And wich hull is better for rough sea?
I have had both hulls, the 785 we used for 5 years or more and this 850 we have had since March.

Without a doubt the 850 hull is designed for waves and larger seas, the bow rise is high and hull pushes through waves rather than launching off each one.

Look at gemini you tube waverider series, this is based on the same hull, this is military spec one


The 785 is a lighter hull and boat, smaller tubes and no bow rise. works well when you know the boat. The 850 sits in the water at rest with little beam movement unlike the smaller Ribeyes
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