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Old 27 July 2007, 10:46   #1
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New to RIBS any advice!!?

I am in the process of selling my 32foot Cruiser due to continued problems. The boat which I had owned from new was two years old, every weekend there some something else wrong with it! So it is going!

I am looking at a new Rib around the 6-7meter length with 150-200hp it would be used for whizzing around the Solent and possibly the odd trip to france???

I know nothing about Ribs but from what I have looked at so far my preference is for a Ribcraft 6.8 with an Evinrude E-tec 175. Any Comments?

If you would recommend or you think this would be fine could you let me know!

Any help is very much appreciated!

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Old 27 July 2007, 10:48   #2
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Sounds like a great setup to me. Both excellent choices.

What hard boat did you have???
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Old 27 July 2007, 11:24   #3
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Hi Chris
Take a look at the scorpion web site. It gives you a large gallery to look through and a "Rib Configuration tool" to play with.
If you choose Scorpion you certainly wont be dissapointed.
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Old 27 July 2007, 11:36   #4
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For someone who doesn't know anything about ribs you have come to the right conclusion or have been well advised? Ribcraft 6.8 with 175 rude E-TEC would be near on my dream boat, there are several boats in this class that are a cut above the rest Ribcraft being one of them.

would be torn between a yam or the rude though?
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Old 27 July 2007, 12:07   #5
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For me the 6.8 is a bit commercial looking, and the 7.5 sport would probably come out at about the same price but be bigger, faster, better looking, more economical... And have the same Ribcraft quality.
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Old 27 July 2007, 13:00   #6
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How about an Osprey Vipermax they are one of my favourites

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i will second that, ribs from the top drawer outstanding sea boats as well
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Old 27 July 2007, 16:11   #8
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Thanks Guys

Thank you very much for all your feedback very much appreciated!

Anyone else got any other views?

What about the 2-stroke Yamaha or 4-stroke any views?

Thanks again

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Old 27 July 2007, 18:09   #9
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Yes I think they look awesome as well.
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