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Old 12 November 2010, 07:21   #1
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Ribcraft 5m - 4.8

Hey,

I'm planning to buy me a new boat and I was considering a Ribcraft 5m. I think the 4.8 is more or less the same shape and design. For the moment I have a 4.5m Avon, but it's possibilities in rough water is zero.

Does anyone have experience with this type of boat? Is this a big difference?
I have a 60Pk Yamaha EFI
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Old 12 November 2010, 07:28   #2
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Old 12 November 2010, 07:32   #3
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Old 12 November 2010, 09:12   #4
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That was a good day!..Matt h in the R.C 5m, me in my 5.45 and Chris filming from his Osprey 6.5. It was rougher the day befor when we made it out to ''The Needles'' but still great fun,I would definately go for the 5m if you've a choice.Realy good in the rough stuff..like all the Ribcrafts I've tried for that matter!
Maybe a nice low hours '545' going soon,if a used Rib is on the menu,I can CERTAINLY RECOMEND THAT ONE!
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i use a ribcraft 4.8m with a 50hp evinrude e-tec they reli are an amazing boat in both rough and calm weather but felt maybe it could have done with a bit more power in rough weather..id say the 60hp yam would be ideal
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Old 12 November 2010, 15:04   #7
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Thanks for the information, I'm convinced about the 5.0, and especially after the movies on you tube .

Thanks a lot
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Old 12 November 2010, 18:49   #8
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i use a ribcraft 4.8m with a 50hp evinrude e-tec they reli are an amazing boat in both rough and calm weather but felt maybe it could have done with a bit more power in rough weather..id say the 60hp yam would be ideal
or a 60 Etec, better still a 75
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Hang on... the blue and yellow Rib in this video clip is my Gemini.
Not a Ribcraft..... get a good second hand Gemini and save some money !
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