Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 01 June 2007, 17:22   #1
RJH
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 169
Our new boat

Just been to Yeovil to collect our new toy - Ribcraft 750 Sport with Suzuki 250 hp on the back.

Absolutely thrilled to bits with her - some of you may have seen her or perhaps even had a spin in her at Ribex as we had agreed that Ribcraft could use her as their 'on the water' demo boat. We did get a quick thrash around on the Saturday ourselves which was great fun in the rough stuff

We will definitely be out and about in the Solent tomorrow so if any of you spot us then please say hi. Not sure where we're going but chances are we'll end up at the Folley at some point.

A very big thank you to Niamh (Nauti and Nice) who very kindly leant us her trailer to collect the boat today. The rig is safely back at SDS now and towed like a dream. We owe you one (or several) Niamh

We will take some piccys on the water as soon as poss
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0138 (Medium).JPG
Views:	396
Size:	61.3 KB
ID:	27334   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0139 (Medium).JPG
Views:	349
Size:	68.3 KB
ID:	27335  
__________________

__________________
RJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 June 2007, 17:30   #2
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Looks nice. And I bet you have a good time tomorrow. Seems like the weather is going to be perfect tomorrow. Enjoy
__________________

__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 June 2007, 18:52   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
Jizm's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Boat name: Hissing Sid
Make: Ross Smith Cobra
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200HP Optimax
MMSI: 235038046
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 3,803
Nice boat, I should be out tommorrow, will keep an eye out for you.
Jizm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 June 2007, 17:17   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cowes
Boat name: Niam-ho
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki DF250
MMSI: 235040417
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 150
Glad you got her back safe & sound Roger. She looks fantastic!

We'll be out on the water tomorrow, so might see you then.

Niamh
__________________
Girls like RIBs too!
NautiAndNice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 June 2007, 17:26   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucestershire
Boat name: Osprey
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-tec 300 G2
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,013
I think I had a spin in her at Ribex, I am very jealous a really nice boat.

Chris
__________________
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 June 2007, 03:09   #6
RJH
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 169
Thanks all Had a good day out yesterday and everything seemed to work well. The acceleration is phenomenal and will take some getting used to. Lord knows what our fuel consumption will have been! I was hoping the standard engine instruments would have given me fuel flow figures but no, so will just have to accept that it will use "a lot" and leave it at that. Boat handled well and was very dry in a messy, choppy day at times in the solent. Won't be out today due to other committments regrettably but looking forward to the summer!
__________________
RJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 June 2007, 16:23   #7
Member
 
Country: Sweden
Town: Stockholm
Make: KR7
Length: 7m +
Engine: Evinrude 150 H.O
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 735
The new Ribcraft sportseries is very nice, it would be fun to here what topspeed you got with the suzi 250?

Do you have some more pics, inside the boat and the hull from behind....
__________________
joakimhansson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 June 2007, 16:41   #8
RJH
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 169
Have had 45kts out of her but think there's more with correct trimming. Haven't got many decent photos but will try to post some soon.
__________________
RJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 June 2007, 16:46   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: isles of scilly
Boat name: Still Miss behavin
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: 250 suzuki
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 129
what prop are you running with the 250?

i have a 3x16x21.5 but might try a 3x16x23 which i believe is the standard prop on the df250??

my prop has had some usage and small repairs (previous owner) so it may not be quite as efficent as a new one.

Currently hit 6200rpm (for short runs as don't like those revs and saw the rev limiter come on once too) and get 47 knots in flat water but think that a slight increase in pitch may just make the magic 50 whilst reducing the revs to 5800-5900....??thus not stressing the engine in short blasts

boat is the 6.8 ribcraft and i'm not carrying big loads ie divers..just 2 adults and two children plus picnic gear.
__________________
behavin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 June 2007, 17:13   #10
RJH
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 169
Sorry, can't remember which prop is on but understand that revs will top out at 6000.
__________________

__________________
RJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:43.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.