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Old 10 July 2014, 18:15   #21
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I am very pleased having purchased the RC 585 off Margot. Had a couple of run outs on the Straits over the past couple of weeks. Also had a look at a RC 585 that is for sale through Jim at Bembridge Marine. This needed some work to bring it up to the standard of 'Just Lookiing'. We now have a great boat and a different beast compared to my previous 4.8m rib. Had a top speed of 39 knots which is in line with the published data from RC. It cruises comfortably at 20 to 25 knots and at that speed I am expecting to get the same fuel consumption as the old 60hp two smoke.

Having spent the winter searching and looking at the the different ribs I felt the RC was one of the better designs. The Round Anglesey trip at Easter convinced me that I needed a larger rib. I was tempted by the Humber and in particular the 6.0m Ocean Pro. The beam on the Ocean Pro is a similar size to the RC585. Then I read a few threads about the build variability of the Humber.

The Brigs look tempting as did the Ribeyes they have the looks and the layouts but by all accounts they don't ride the same as the RC585

There were two other rib manufacturers that were of interest were the Osprey Vipermax and the Aquaflyte but the chance of getting a secondhand one was going to be slim

I saw the Rib X at the boatshow but did not really come across used boats that were of interest. One of my criteria was to make sure that the rib I bought could be sold easily in the future. The RC has got a good reputation.

In the end the RC won. Really pleased and I have got a really good rib that was looked after well!

The 585 looks like a good choice, if you want a rib thats not to small or too big the 585 fits the criteria and also it can accommodate a decent sized engine
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Old 10 July 2014, 18:25   #22
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The 585 looks like a good choice, if you want a rib thats not to small or too big the 585 fits the criteria and also it can accommodate a decent sized engine

Sure can Steve but as you know I'm biased grt sea boat but don't put anything way over 200kgs on the back as it knocks the balance to hell.


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Old 10 July 2014, 18:46   #23
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I am very pleased having purchased the RC 585 off Margot.
Bugger.

Was hoping for that one myself. Spoke to Margot in May but didn't have the cash to make an offer. Hey ho. Thems the breaks.
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