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Old 05 October 2017, 02:08   #1
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Hi all,


Picked up my winter project a few weeks ago. Its a Ribcraft 585 with a Honda BF90 on the back.

Perfect for me as it currently has only one seat/console leaving plenty of options for a re jig seating wise.

I took a gamble and drove the 250 miles to Kent so see her. The seller had lost the keys and the isolator keys so i had no idea if she would run. After a good inspection i offered £1K less than the asking price and they bit my hand off...

So finally got a key sorted, pumped out the old fuel, added some new and turned the key.....

Fired up with a bit of choke and runs like a dream.....FEW!

Anyway, not tried her in the sea yet but feeling very happy that i've got a really good boat for £5K
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Old 05 October 2017, 02:50   #2
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Looks like you had a very good result. I also am pleased with my recent purchase which I paid £3000 for but quite a bit smaller than yours.


Well done. All we need now is some good weather to test and tinker with them



New (to me) Toy to play with

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Old 05 October 2017, 04:27   #3
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Sure was!
All the Best with Her!
..,Got some nice Cruising grounds close by too!
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Well done Paul,

Bet the engine starting was a relief.

Enjoy the build and keep us all posted on progress.

Can't beat a RC585

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Old 06 October 2017, 04:57   #7
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2002, hull and tubes, 1998 engine
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Knocked up 4 single jockey seat pods today, all ready for a sand and fill then will glass them inside and out and get them professionally sprayed.
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Nice job and boat and engine combo for £5k is stuff of dreams.
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Knocked up 4 single jockey seat pods today, all ready for a sand and fill then will glass them inside and out and get them professionally sprayed.
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I would be very interested in how to class such a thing. I need one similar and was horrified at the prices charged online. If you have time can you give some pics etc of the glassing process. I am generally quite handy but never done any large glassing

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