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Old 17 August 2006, 11:54   #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, 12:04   #2
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Old 17 August 2006, 13:32   #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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Old 18 August 2006, 03:35   #5
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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, 07:03   #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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Old 22 August 2006, 16:47   #9
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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, 15:23   #10
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115 Honda Aluminum prop 50mph not sure in knotes but thats fast
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