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Old 14 December 2011, 12:54   #1
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Ribcraft 9.0m Volvo D6-370

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anybody got any constructive comments good or bad on a ribcraft 9.0m with a volvo D6-370 duoprop?
Any info about performance would be good also
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Old 14 December 2011, 13:01   #2
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I can't imagine there'll be many negative comments about that boat; it sounds great.
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Great boat and engine. Hunton put the d6 370 in their early 9 meter rib and it was good for mid 50 kts. Would think performance would be on par.

The supercharger will help you past the turbo lag issues and there is bucket loads of torque in the engines! The 370 is same block as the 435 so room for some tuning if that's your bag?

In a boat that light consumption in cruise should be great!
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I can't imagine there'll be many negative comments about that boat; it sounds great.
Plus one for that!
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Old 14 December 2011, 14:16   #5
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You've mentioned Ribtech (Ribtec) in the tital but Ribcraft in the text?
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Old 14 December 2011, 15:23   #6
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sorry should be Ribcraft in title
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Old 14 December 2011, 15:28   #7
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owner says 35 lph fuel at 30 knts loaded does this sound correct?
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Would say that's about right, depending on how loaded it is. Out 9 meter rib had a very efficient steyr engine and juse average of just over 1 l per mile over the entire 13 months we owned it which included some slow river work and plenty of flat out work. It was showing about 45l per hour at out fast cruise of 38 kts.

No idea what the Volvos do in outlet current boat. I'm too busy smiling to worry!!!
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RibCraft NOT RibTec

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Old 15 December 2011, 11:18   #10
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You need to tell us what's in or on the boat, the weight will make a significant difference to performance.
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Old 15 December 2011, 11:37   #11
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owner says 35 lph fuel at 30 knts loaded does this sound correct?
I used to have a heavy, 23ft Orkney with an AD31D and duo prop leg that used exactly one litre per mile. Ah, those good old pre-ETec days...
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Old 17 December 2011, 10:42   #12
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Just gone to look over boat
built 2006
Engine is Volvo D6-310 not 370
Has approx 490 hrs
2 gecko helmets with intercoms/VHF
3d colour gps depth etc
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New MCA cat 4 cert for 12 +2
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Good 2axle trailer
Boat looks in good order
Anybody got an idea on a realistic value?
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Old 17 December 2011, 11:49   #13
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I'm guessing 35,000-45,000.
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Old 17 December 2011, 13:54   #14
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Is This Rib yellow by any chance ?
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Hmmm, pretty sure this was at Ribcraft for a while back end of last year and beginning of this, was sold to somebody up in Scotland I believe, Looked ok, and I did consider it for a while, but was concerned about 310 engine performance. My 9m Ribcraft is quite a heavy hull, (which isn't a bad thing in my line of work and is an excellent hull) although it's outboards and not inboard. If it was the 370 then would probably have gone for it. See if you can get a run out fully loaded up and make your own mind up.
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