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Old 11 February 2010, 13:28   #1
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Newbie Help on Tube

Hi all sorry if this is basic, am looking at buying a rib, one thing, is the flakey bits on the back tubes just anti foul paint? Or more sinister?

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Old 11 February 2010, 15:41   #2
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Does look like its been painted, what has the current owner said?

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Old 11 February 2010, 16:14   #3
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Thanks for the welcome Chewy.

I was told it was anti foul paint!!

Not sure about this, its on both sides.

The Rib is a Ribtec 7.85 2001 with a 225HP Otimax which has done 775hrs.

Am a bit concerned about fuel consumption, am buyingas a Dive Rib to take to Spain, when we start up in the Summer.
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Here is a pic of her
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Looks like antifoul, you can get antifoul for tubes.
Whats the problem with fuel consumption?
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Have been told she might only do 50 litres per hour at cruising speed. Sound right to you?
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Have been told she might only do 50 litres per hour at cruising speed. Sound right to you?
I'd be more than happy with that.
Might be worth starting a thread about that specific engine as I've only had older two strokes.
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Old 11 February 2010, 17:47   #8
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Is that an ex charter boat?
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I believe she was bought new for trips around the harbour, but has been in private hands for around 4 years.
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what harbour? was it Poole/ lymington.

As most harbours have got speed limits that's a waste of a powerful engine. If you have access to the tubes go scrape a bit off and see what happens
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