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Old 10 December 2016, 06:49   #1
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Ribcraft 6.8 at JBT.

Anyone know any history of the Ribcraft 6.8 currently at jbt marine? Looks in really good condition for its age, shame it has no Chart plotter or fish finder, looks like they have been removed, so that needs to be taken into account price wise, also the vhf is not a premium type ie; icom or standard horizon.

I am quite interested in this and wondered if anyone here knows anything about it.


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Old 10 December 2016, 07:32   #2
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I think on a fifteen year old boat you should budget for replacing the electronics even if they had been included.
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Anyone know any history of the Ribcraft 6.8 currently at jbt marine? Looks in really good condition for its age, shame it has no Chart plotter or fish finder, looks like they have been removed, so that needs to be taken into account price wise, also the vhf is not a premium type ie; icom or standard horizon.

I am quite interested in this and wondered if anyone here knows anything about it.


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Don't know the Boat....I do know RC 6.8's though...Forget the age if it's low hours and light use its definatly worth a look.
Great Hulls and Bullet prof build with tremendous Sea keeping.
Pollys point about the electrics is valid...which may be more pertinent if it's been stored outdoors....or on a mooring.Its obviously on the checklist,although not a huge job to re-wire.
PM me if you do decide to look at it.
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Old 10 December 2016, 13:03   #4
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My own 6.8 came from jbt, ask for Jeremy as he was superb with mine.
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Old 10 December 2016, 18:44   #5
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Thanks for the input, unless the electronics had been just what I had wanted you are right I would probably replace it all anyway. It all looks in very good condition, I may well take a look in a week or two, not sure when I will be able to go as I have to pick up our pup from the royal vet college after his heart op sometime next week hopefully.
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My own 6.8 came from jbt, ask for Jeremy as he was superb with mine.
I notice your ribcraft has the console well forward, the one at jbt seems in about the middle? Not sure I like it like that, nearer the bow looks much better and probably better balanced. Could the console and seats be moved forward or are they bonded and not really moveable?
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They are built like a brick house, it will be a lot of work to grind them off and move them.
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I notice your ribcraft has the console well forward, the one at jbt seems in about the middle? Not sure I like it like that, nearer the bow looks much better and probably better balanced. Could the console and seats be moved forward or are they bonded and not really moveable?
Moving the Consul and seats is a bit of a job though,not the end of the world!..but it is governed by where the fuel tank is placed..ie where the sender unit exits the deck....something you need to check if you wish to change the layout.

Before you decide if if needs it,the advice as always is the same...to have a decent Sea trial and if you can... in a bit of weather!
Should get a decent performance with that Opti,and you would'nt know yourself after the Sea Rider!
Good time of year for Buying a Boat
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Moving the Consul and seats is a bit of a job though,not the end of the world!..but it is governed by where the fuel tank is placed..ie where the sender unit exits the deck....something you need to check if you wish to change the layout.

Before you decide if if needs it,the advice as always is the same...to have a decent Sea trial and if you can... in a bit of weather!
Should get a decent performance with that Opti,and you would'nt know yourself after the Sea Rider!
Good time of year for Buying a Boat
Thanks Yes i bet the 225 opti will be a thriller. Driven my mates 7.8 with 250 suzuki awesome. Love the searider still though 32 knots with a 4 blade spinning up to 6200rpm instantly on the plane and handles like a Lotus Elan!
Just want a bit more room for fishing and more range.
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i'm thinking the searider will be sold soon if you get the 6.8
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