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Old 01 April 2014, 16:32   #1
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Hi, just purchased a Ribtec 655 and planning to use her between Littlehampton and the Solent, my son and I are very keen to join the fleet in June round the island in support of the BIG C, any support given against this is worth every penny in my books, looking forward to meeting some new friends.
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Old 01 April 2014, 16:39   #2
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Old 01 April 2014, 17:03   #3
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Nice boat. I've done a lot of miles in a 655, a well mannered easy to predict and handle hull.
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Old 01 April 2014, 17:05   #4
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Double nice setup just seen you've a 150 HPDI, I'm a big fan of the optimax / HPDI technology. "My" 655 (it isn't mine but I've probably driven it more miles than anyone else) is good with a 140 Suzuki and the extra 10 ponies and grunt of a 2-smoke would certainly make for an except all round rib in my book.
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Old 01 April 2014, 17:10   #5
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That's good news, just reading an old forum message and someone was dogging off the 655, got a bit worried, but hearing what you have to say brings a joy back to my head...lol
I'm very interested in long range cruising and hoping "Great Bear" will take this with some ease !!
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Old 01 April 2014, 17:22   #6
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Well I did brightlingsea > rye > Cherbourg > Alderney and back again in a week in that boat, then the next year Weymouth>Brighton(overnight)>Ramsgate in 2 days in not insignificant conditions - it loved it (so did suzie and I, that was a cracking trip)...
Oh and 2012 I think it was ended up in newhaven as had been acting as safety cover for some sailing and did newhaven back to ramsgate solo in a day. An equally exhilarating trip. I remember that trip and it was so rough I had to tie myself to the boat as I frightened myself off Brighton nearly falling out. Bought a PLB after that trip.

Anyone who tells you that's not a capable boat point them my way. Sure there are better, but there are a LOT worse.

Get out and enjoy it. Join a ribnet cruise, you'll learn a lot and meet some good guys and gals too.
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Old 01 April 2014, 17:26   #7
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I've used a 655 as well with a Yamaha 150 on it (owned by a Ribnet member and now owned by another Ribnet member) and it handled really well.
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Thank you for the good feed back, have been boating for 30 years, sailing offshore cruisers, but time for some small fun and much less running costs..
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Thank you as well Chris my day is ending on a high...
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Old 02 April 2014, 08:25   #10
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That's good news, just reading an old forum message and someone was dogging off the 655, got a bit worried, but hearing what you have to say brings a joy back to my head...lol
One thing you can guarantee on here is a difference of opinion on pretty much everything!
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