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Old 10 August 2005, 13:44   #1
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Ribcraft 5.85 with a Suzuki DF140

My good old humber assault 4.2 has been sold we had some great cruises and went alot further than most would have ventured in such a small boat.

But enough of the past - I needed to go further and faster so i have ordered a Ribcraft 5.85 with a Suzuki DF140 and was wondering is there anybody else out there with this same setup.

I would like to hear from other owners of Ribcraft to prepare me for anything I should watch out for etc. I have heard nothing but praise for these boats so far.

I would also like to know what props people are using on this boat/engine combination.

Unfortunately I wont be getting the boat till mid November which leaves me boatless for the rest of the season. How many people continue to use their ribs over the cold season or do most of you winterize.
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Congratulations Roy,
sounds a great package, with your spirit of adventure I can't believe you even mentioned winterising, I thought you might ask how far south you needed to go before it warms up
I for one don't winterise, I'll see you out there in November
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Suzuki DF140

I have an Avon 620 with the Suzuki DF140 and I have to say it is a fantastic engine, really reliable, plenty of torque, economical, we went from Chichester to Yarmouth and back on 44 worth of fuel and that was cruising at 28 knotts. That was based on filling tank on departure and refilling on the return.
Plus you'll have to get used to people saying "wish my engine was as quiet as that"!!! GOOD CHOICE I'd say
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Old 10 August 2005, 13:59   #4
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Martin Stacey used to have a Ribcraft 5.85 with a DF 140 an it was anexcellent package.

If you are feeling the withdraewl symptoms, I am sure we could arrange something to keep you going.
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Old 10 August 2005, 14:00   #5
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with your spirit of adventure I can't believe you even mentioned winterising
I wasnt talking about my self winterising - i was just wondering if there will be anybody else left to play with when i get a boat back on the water...
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Roy,


I do not winterise my boat, so I can still come out and play.
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1).... is there anybody else out there with this same setup.

2)..... I have heard nothing but praise for these boats so far.

3)..... How many people continue to use their ribs over the cold season ?.


1)....Me
2)....As you should. A fine boat.
3)....Me again

Nice one.
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If you are feeling the withdraewl symptoms, I am sure we could arrange something to keep you going.
Thanks alex.

withdrawel sysmptoms havent set in yet - we had 2 fantastic days out this weekend just gone one to Fowey and back on the saturday then to penzance and back on the sunday.

The penzance trip round the lizzard was the best day i had in a boat so far - its a shame no one was with us - fantastic weather - we even caught some fish for the bbq in the evening which we had on some beach on the way back.

Everytime I put the boat in the water i give your MMSI number a blast but no reply - have you been getting out much.
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I for one don't winterise, I'll see you out there in November
I look forward to it - at least now i will be able to keep up with you and alex in the rough stuff
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Missed the weekend due to archery commitments, we were out Monday and Tuesday. I should be out this weekend, once I speak to the bos when I get home maybe we can sort something out.
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