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Old 17 August 2006, 10:54   #1
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Ribcraft 585

As I've sold my Searider I'm now looking at purchasing a RIBCRAFT 585. I have been on one and was well impressed.

Could anyone tell me how fast I could expect a 140 Suzuki powered one to go in calm conditions ?

Do you get the WOW factor with such a boat ?

I certainly remember it being so when I went on one at RIBEX.
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Old 17 August 2006, 12:32   #3
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Looks like just over 42 Knots then. That'll do me I think.
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When we had Pendragon we managed 39knts, two up with 90L fuel, flat calm from a Suzuki DF115.
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just buy one, you wont get better, they are advertising a winter special for oct delivery, speak to dorian, no i dont work for them,!!!
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Try getting hold of Roycruse at the above. I can't think of a better in endorsement for than 585 than he. His gets the use for which they are built.
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Old 18 August 2006, 06:03   #7
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just buy one, you wont get better, they are advertising a winter special for oct delivery, speak to dorian, no i dont work for them,!!!
Thats the deal I'm looking at.
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I've had a Ribcraft 585 for 5 years. It's an *excellent* boat: I've been out in all weathers up to F8, crossed the channel, been swamped the whole bit.

It's easily towed, launched etc yet is big enough for anything serious. Get the BIGGEST fuel tank they can fit (used to be 180L) as it's the only thing that can't be retro-fitted.

Speed? Dunno, I only have a mariner 90 but in flat calm it gives 33kts (gps) ... but speed is not everything - or you wouldn't even be considering a ribcraft ;-)

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As I've sold my Searider I'm now looking at purchasing a RIBCRAFT 585. I have been on one and was well impressed.

Could anyone tell me how fast I could expect a 140 Suzuki powered one to go in calm conditions ?

Do you get the WOW factor with such a boat ?

I certainly remember it being so when I went on one at RIBEX.
41 kts with standard ali prop 2 up
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Old 23 August 2006, 14:23   #10
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115 Honda Aluminum prop 50mph not sure in knotes but thats fast
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115 Honda Aluminum prop 50mph not sure in knotes but thats fast
50mph would be about 43.4 kt

1kt = 1.15 mph approx (actually 1.1515151515151515.....)
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good to know
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funny that's the number's I always use except I just do 1.1515 remember working it out at school and never forgoten it, however most of the time I just add 15% to KTs in my head that way tis easy
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With a 140hp you'll get the 5.85 well over 45 knots maybe even 50. Could be a bit over powered depending on how you plan to use it.
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funny that's the number's I always use except I just do 1.1515 remember working it out at school and never forgoten it, however most of the time I just add 15% to KTs in my head that way tis easy
I was taught as a nipper:

1 nautical mile = 6080 feet
1 landlubbers mile = 5280 feet

Thus 6080/5280 = 1.151515151515tillthecowscomehome

However a Google shows at least 3 different measurements for a nautical mile...

I keep looking at the Ribcraft brochure and I want one too
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With a 140hp you'll get the 5.85 well over 45 knots maybe even 50. Could be a bit over powered depending on how you plan to use it.
Is that downhill?
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Is that downhill?
No, it's on the trailer on the way home

Roycruse has that very same setup, lightly loaded he sees 42 knots.
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I would put a 150 Opti on it, the 140 Suzuki's doesn't seem as lively.
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With a 140hp you'll get the 5.85 well over 45 knots maybe even 50. Could be a bit over powered depending on how you plan to use it.
I'd like to see anyone wring more speed out of a 585 with a 140 Suzuki than Roy. He has to, to keep me off his tail. 41knts is absolute tops. With an Opti 150 and some prop fiddling 45knts+ could be possible.However, trimmed out in a bit of sea it would be a total handful!! 585 is not a lot of hull length for those kind of speeds.
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I'd like to see anyone wring more speed out of a 585 with a 140 Suzuki than Roy. He has to, to keep me off his tail. 41knts is absolute tops. With an Opti 150 and some prop fiddling 45knts+ could be possible.However, trimmed out in a bit of sea it would be a total handful!! 585 is not a lot of hull length for those kind of speeds.
My marine engineer has one with a 150 Optimax a combined jockey seat and console for the driver and multiple 25litre tanks. No range but its rapid, im sure he's seen 50 knots.
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