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Old 22 September 2006, 11:58   #21
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Just ordered a Ribcraft 585 with Suzuki 115hp 4 stroke in blue!
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Old 22 September 2006, 12:12   #22
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Nice one.

Good luck with it.
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Old 22 September 2006, 12:22   #23
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Thanks to all for the info
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Old 22 September 2006, 15:54   #24
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Just ordered a Ribcraft 585 with Suzuki 115hp 4 stroke in blue!
Good choice. You'll have a load of fun with that!

Let us all know how you get on.

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Old 23 September 2006, 15:06   #25
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Just ordered a Ribcraft 585 with Suzuki 115hp 4 stroke in blue!
Cool - What console / seating did you go for?

Not sure if you've got an anchor etc but the fortress apparently fits in the anchor locker. I'm going to measure mine when I get it tho before ordering :-)
(http://www.marinescene.co.uk/categor...rtress-anchors)
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Old 23 September 2006, 15:29   #26
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i might end up towing sometimes with a Berlingo van, but that shouldnt be a problem would it? 1100kg towing limit

Also i know the 530 with a 90hp would great fun i wouldnt loose the fun factor on the 585 + 115hp would i?
Assuming you went for the Rapide R2B55H trailer?, I calc the weights as:

Trailer - 400Kg (info from http://www.dixonbate.co.uk/html/r2b55h.html)
Boat (bare boat) - 390Kg (Does this include 90L tank?)
DF115 - 194KG (XL)

=> depending on fuel and other loading, you could be within the 1100KG limit of the van.

(R2B55 trailer is 100KG lighter than H variant)
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Old 23 September 2006, 15:29   #27
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went for the standard consul with single jockey + 2 x 2 person jockeys. I a perfect world would of liked cruiser with 2 singles + 2 x 2 person jockeys but concidering i started off looking for a second hand 4.8 ribcraft i think ive done well
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went for the standard consul with single jockey + 2 x 2 person jockeys. I a perfect world would of liked cruiser with 2 singles + 2 x 2 person jockeys but concidering i started off looking for a second hand 4.8 ribcraft i think ive done well
I think that's a good arrangement.... The std console has lots of room for mounting instruments etc. I also liked the fact that you are driving from the centre of the boat (especially if you're out on your own). On the 5.85, this arrangement should give you loads of room in the stern. PM me some pics when the new toy arrives!
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Probably early 2007 before i recieve will send pics sooon after
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engine change

Today upgraded the engine to a suzi 140 + a frame to skiframe with led nav lights
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