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Old 14 July 2004, 04:11   #11
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Quote "Also would I be correct in saying that Joe McCollum (formerly of Redbay) of Kinsale builds Gael Force Ribs or is that somebody else? Actually I think he posts on here as "tsunami". Seen him on the water the other day, his RIB looks like some serious machine!!"

Absolutely correct. Met him when we were over in Kinsale the other month.
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Old 14 July 2004, 13:36   #12
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Was talkin to Dave Venner, skipper of the Marine Motors Rib today. No getting wet on this one!! Lovely Boat!!
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Old 15 July 2004, 04:44   #13
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I love Redbay's

Having just got back from Cork and having spent a good few hours in them can honestly say they are a gereat boat.

I was playing in 3 out there.
A 6.5m open, 8.4m with cover and the above mentioned 7.4m.
Most of my time was spent driving the 7.4m.

Great sea boats.

I did rough it in a couple of Humbers too

The guy's at Redbay a a nice bunch of people too.

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Old 15 July 2004, 15:36   #14
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Yes I know Fintan- going to Crook for years.
Long island bay will be Rib mad for the next 5 or 6 weeks.

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I have the wrap around console , sort of DIY convertibie, though i did hear it being described as a RIB with conservatory. The family like to be out of the weather in the dirty stuff.

The 250 is great for power & performance though a bit thirsty.Our scillies trip used 570 litres of petrol and 10 litres of (very expensive) ficht oil for 345 miles costing about 2 euros per mile. Kinda makes all the pre purchase literature look like a fairy tale. Iwas also dissappointed to have to change the plugs after just 72 hours(the book says 100).
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Old 15 July 2004, 16:13   #15
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I think the wrap around is great.....I want to get one

I know ficht oil is expencive, and its now changed to XD 50... even more expencive .... the inboard diesel is and extra 15,000 on that RIB... that would buy a lot of Petrol !!!!!

The plugs are expencive too, Do you put them in yourself??? if you get the indexing right... it makes a huge difference to the engine power..... we get them from the US from sparkplugs.com... about 5 each inc postage... beats the hell out of 15.00 in the local supplier!!!!!

4000 rpm seams the right rpm to run fichts on long runs...... and the dont like been driven easy either.... start troling with them and its a ticking time bomb, they need dogs abuse to keep them sweet
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Old 15 July 2004, 17:20   #16
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Mark the plugs to line up with injectors before screwing them in. Have 7 or 8 available, different plugs seem to line up in some cylinders but not in others . u dont have to be degree perfect . 10 or 15 either way makes no difference.Must explain market economics to local supplier re prices.
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Old 20 July 2004, 04:15   #17
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Redbay

Some good feedback. Very pleased as the gentleman whose ribs I look after has just put in an order for 11m stormforce.

Any feedback on that particular model or any advice on set up/things to bear in mind throughout the build and kitting out would be appreciated.

It is cabin version with stern drives. I like the wrap around but it was a bit more weather protection he was looking for.

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Old 22 July 2004, 11:51   #18
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hi gavin,

are you coming to bangor for the rib raid. 31st July 2004.

You like redbay ribs then, bring some money with you, mine's for sale.

6.5 inboard diesel.
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Old 22 July 2004, 11:59   #19
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nice

You also have a nice boat Peter I remember it from last year,I shouldnt see a problem selling your boat on, after all its got a diesel motor, I do hope to be there Peter cheers gavin
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Old 07 August 2004, 16:14   #20
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excaliber ribs

i know red bay are an excellant boat,but you should see the excaliber range of ribs being made here in cork, from the fun 6.5 to the serious 8 metre they are a boat to be reckoned with and ,as soon as i find the money im having one!!!!!.we went on the trip from kinsale to wales in april on the delta and the 6.5 and 8 m excalibers really stuck out.i have some pictures that i must try and post on this site of the welsh run.
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