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Old 10 April 2014, 17:03   #1
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Hi all,having been addicted/stalking this web site for the last year,I have taken the plunge and bought a second hand 585 rib. Have recently done the PB2 and of course the VHF, I have been involved in boating through a local dive club,albeit some 20 odd years ago,my concerns are that maybe I should have bought something a bit smaller to gain that all important experience before moving up the ladder.What say you.
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Old 10 April 2014, 17:09   #2
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Perfect boat to start with.

Engine?

Electronics?

Photos?

Old Spice is a famous boat on this forum!
(you might need to do a search)
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Old 10 April 2014, 17:18   #3
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Why mad or foolish?
Assuming it is the Ribcraft 585 that you have acquired, it has the reputation of being a safe, well behaved boat. Have fun
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Old 10 April 2014, 17:18   #4
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is it a Ribcraft 585?
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Old 10 April 2014, 17:26   #6
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Sure is, ribcraft 585 ,Yamaha 100f ,Garmin 450, and just fitted icom 423 with Alfa one antenna,sorry not sure how to post pic's yet( to follow ).
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Sure is, ribcraft 585 ,Yamaha 100f ,Garmin 450, and just fitted icom 423 with Alfa one antenna,sorry not sure how to post pic's yet( to follow ).
Well, lets put it this way, you've bought a very capable hull which will certainly be able to handle anything that you're brave enough to chuck at it If you're savvy enough to ask the question in the first place, you ain't no pudding, you'll be fine. Keep the engine up to scratch & you won't go far wrong.
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Old 10 April 2014, 18:04   #8
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Welcome to Ribnet. As others have said you've bought a decent craft that is very seaworthy and will perform well. I'm sure you'll operate within your comfort limits which are likely to be well within the capability of the boat.

I think the RC 585 is bang for bucks and for seaworthiness one of the best ribs you can get.
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Old 10 April 2014, 18:09   #9
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Thanks for the replies it's all very encouraging , a picture for you
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You'll be fine and got a great base for learning what you want and don't want from a rib! A discerning choice, obviously read a lot between the lines of this site. Enjoy.
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