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Old 25 October 2006, 12:58   #21
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It is Wish someone would buy it; got other projects in the pipeline....
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Old 25 October 2006, 13:02   #22
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Bit slow those, according to Pete7
I think he must be choking on those diesel fumes again...

Going back to the origonal thread question - having thought about it, I would suggest that going for the biggest boat not only your budget but storage space and launching facilities will allow has to be the way forward, as you're always after something bigger/faster/different handling, so start with the bar as high as possible. Ribcraft 585's are great boats, solidly built.
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Old 25 October 2006, 13:17   #23
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whats the general view on this boat then

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F115330/

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Old 25 October 2006, 13:24   #24
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whats the general view on this boat then

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F115330/

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The Ribcraft 4.8 is only rated to take a 60hp (and I've found the Universities one a little twitchy at high speed, being a relatively small hull) so she may be overpowered. Should be quick though.

I've yet to see a badly fitted out Ribcraft, and that one has a few nice extras such as the towing a-frame for example, so if that's the sort of size boat you're looking for, go for it. Suzuki will be quiet and fuel economical too.
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Old 25 October 2006, 13:33   #25
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not really the boat i'm after. trying to keep the spend down I want a 585 but new its not possible. i'm very tempted by david Walters boat boat a 585 with yam 115 on the back, but storage might be an issue.

what sort of length do you need to house one on a trailer.
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Old 25 October 2006, 13:42   #26
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To what point is a RIB overloaded?

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Budget and storage space were my overriding factors.

All things being equal, I'd take the bigger boat. You can run a bigger boat with fewer passengers and gear; you can't run a smaller boat with more than it will handle.

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These things can handle a lot, it's what your friends and family can handle.

5 people 2 dogs 100 gallons of fuel and 5 days worth of not so roughing it camping gear.. God I love this boat..
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Old 25 October 2006, 17:02   #27
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The fully loaded 4.8 is mine and only the Hull and tubes are 4 years old all the rest of the boat/equipment etc is new May 2006 (as the listing states).
To be honest i would not want more than a 50 on that boat and the 70 is way too much. It is very unstable and unsafe at speeds. The boat would be 15K+ new, and although i am aware that the price is stupidly low and may put people off buying as they might think there is something wrong, i have a genuine reason to sell it quickly.
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Old 25 October 2006, 17:53   #28
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Bit slow those, according to Pete7
since both ribs had identical engines it can only be down to stealth and guile the Ribtec would still be faster than one of those old ribcrafts though
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Bluestreak, I'm very sorry for saying it was ALL 4 years old. I'll read the adds more carefully next time. Very nice though.
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Old 26 October 2006, 08:38   #30
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>>To be honest i would not want more than a 50 on that boat and the 70 is way too much. It is very unstable and unsafe at speeds.

I know this thread is in danger of wandering off into a Ribcraft 4.8 discussion...but bit surprised by the above statement. Mine's got a Suzuki DF60 and is very stable at WOT. I often feel it could do with a bit more power, which I why I understand the attraction of a Suzi DF70 - it's exactly the same weight as a DF60. (I've been told it's not possible to upgrade a 60 to give 70HP). So, if Ribcraft are happy to fit a DF60, why wouldn't it be OK to fit a DF70?

Maybe having the underfloor petrol tank aids stability??

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