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Old 12 July 2005, 13:27   #21
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We have a diesel 6.5 ribcraft. She has proved to be a very capable comfy cruiser as well as being good to wakeboard behind. There are some pictures of her in the gallery thread "my new boat......banshee"

The boat is very well built and nicely finished. Just a shame work gets in the way of playing each day
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Old 12 July 2005, 13:37   #22
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Colin i saw the Banshee! it looks amazing! i have a demo wit a 5.85 tommorow at 3 im very excited hhah. Is the ride rough since the console seems very close to the bow?
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Old 13 July 2005, 15:27   #23
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Colin i saw the Banshee! it looks amazing! i have a demo wit a 5.85 tommorow at 3 im very excited hhah. Is the ride rough since the console seems very close to the bow?
Hi choppy

the boat is a nice soft ride, a very forgiving hull. The console position of mine is the standard position and it works well. The boat is nicely balanced even with the diesel engine.

Hope you enjoy your demo
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Old 13 July 2005, 16:08   #24
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Hi Choppy,

I have got a 6.5 "FLYBY" as well fitted with a 175 HONDA. Excellent sea boat. Rough weather Handling as A1!! There are some pics on the Ribcraft web site. It happens to be moored 2 boats away from Banshee "Hi Colin"
Very well built but be prepared for a wait! If they say 4 months think 6+.
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Old 14 July 2005, 12:29   #25
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heh yep the salesman said if we order it by september it wont be done till late spring
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Old 20 July 2005, 01:53   #26
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Ribcraftusa turn-out time

Choppy waters: How fast is ribcraftusa? I put money down on an aluminum hulled 6.5M last Feb (NOT an off-the-shelf boat for them, granted). Bottom line, after 3 postponements, it will ship (I hope) July 29. They are blaming the Mercury "anti-dumping" lawsuit, filed against Honda, Yam and Suzie, for some of the delay. Perhaps the blame is rightfully so, as the dealers I have spoken with are not expecting 150 Hondas till Aug, but I am getting a bit tired of hearing of postponements. Very nice people, seem very willing to help/discuss, but also seem a bit slow, at least right now and on a custom alum hull. Perhaps I am impatient, but it seems like enough time has elapsed, IMHO. Here is another small rub with me: If I have to go with a Johnson because no Honda arrives, it will ALL be on my dime. Again, I understand their not wanting to "loose money" installing a different engine, but that also translates to ME LOSING the money. I don't desperately want a Johnson, but I would like a boat; we freeze up in October, so time is getting short. Why can't we meet half way on the deal? Enough venting, but I wish things were farther along.
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Old 20 July 2005, 08:28   #27
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Choppy waters: How fast is ribcraftusa? I put money down on an aluminum hulled 6.5M last Feb (NOT an off-the-shelf boat for them, granted). Bottom line, after 3 postponements, it will ship (I hope) July 29. They are blaming the Mercury "anti-dumping" lawsuit, filed against Honda, Yam and Suzie, for some of the delay. Perhaps the blame is rightfully so, as the dealers I have spoken with are not expecting 150 Hondas till Aug, but I am getting a bit tired of hearing of postponements. Very nice people, seem very willing to help/discuss, but also seem a bit slow, at least right now and on a custom alum hull. Perhaps I am impatient, but it seems like enough time has elapsed, IMHO. Here is another small rub with me: If I have to go with a Johnson because no Honda arrives, it will ALL be on my dime. Again, I understand their not wanting to "loose money" installing a different engine, but that also translates to ME LOSING the money. I don't desperately want a Johnson, but I would like a boat; we freeze up in October, so time is getting short. Why can't we meet half way on the deal? Enough venting, but I wish things were farther along.
Remember Johnson 4 strokes are rebadged Suzy 4 strokes, so dont worry about the Johnson name!!!

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Choppy waters: How fast is ribcraftusa? I put money down on an aluminum hulled 6.5M last Feb
Not all that far out of line, I would think.

My Polaris aluminum was started in January, took delivery in mid-June.

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Old 20 July 2005, 21:21   #29
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they said if i ordered it before the last day in november id have it near the first day of spring....dunno the date of that lol
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Old 22 July 2005, 13:14   #30
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6.8 Ribcraft Offshore

We have got the 6.8 Offshore, we got her the beginning of this season and must say its a fantastic rib. She has got a 170 HP Volvo inboard diesel and sits brilliant in the water. She is very high at the bow so tends to be a very dry boat. We have not had the chance to do any long trips yet but enjoying every minute we are out.
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