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Old 19 September 2014, 09:28   #1
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Pascoe sr 7 v's ballistic 6.5

Hi all. I have narrowed my search down to the above 2 as good currently available family ribs. Each have their strengths and weaknesses.

Pascoe much better dry storage, a good deep rear bench seat for younger children, good layout for lazing around in the sun and swimming from

Ballistic seems to to be better suited if the weather turns bad but the seating isn't great for small legs with the jockey seats but potentially more sellable in future.

From what I've read both had good hulls and build quality is good.

Anything I should particularly watch out for with either?

Any experiences/ comments positive and negative greatly appreciated

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Old 19 September 2014, 13:17   #2
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I would agree the Ballistic would be the easier sale if you wanted to move it on Pascoes do seem to be a harder sale or though they do seem to offer better value second hand as the up side to this!
The Ballistic wil have a very hard ride with the reverse chines, but get out in them and see what the family likes
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The Ballistic wil have a very hard ride with the reverse chines
I think you'll find the new Ballistic 6.5 has a different hull.



I'm getting very bored of people who've never driven a Ballistic saying they're a hard ride.
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Going to test both next week. The ballistics an 06 boat. I've heard good things about them so I'm hoping for conditions that both hulls will be tested in.
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Both good boats.

Suggest the family should be along for a test ride. Or 2 test runs - with and without family.
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I'm getting very bored of people who've never driven a Ballistic saying they're a hard ride.
They do though!
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Old 19 September 2014, 17:31   #7
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Am I taking the bait ?

In 1000 miles, only ONCE have I thought "hmm is that the harsh ride everyone rattles on about".
It was a particular sea state and speed and lasted no more than 1/2 hour.

Do I need to run round by sea to collect that scouts engine just to prove you wrong in the flesh ???
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I'm getting very bored of people who've never driven a Ballistic saying they're a hard ride.
Yep I have the same problem with the Ribeye nockers!

As it happens I was going to buy a 6.5m a few years back but it was sold behind my back so I missed out on the smoth ride
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In 1000 miles, only ONCE have I thought "hmm is that the harsh ride everyone rattles on about".
Does the 6.5 have the scalloped chines, or is it a more conventional design?
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Nos is suggesting the "new" 6.5 has a new hull ?

He seams to know more about it all than me...

"I just drive me rib"
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