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Old 05 March 2010, 14:42   #1
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Ribeye 330 tender with old yamaha 20.

Hiya, i am thinking about buying a Ribeye 330 for four hundred pounds.

I still have to fix in the console myself (It's not a ribeye one.) and fix up the steering cables and forward/reverse throttle/gear selector and steering wheel.

I am going to put my old yamaha 20hp two stroke on the back of it.

Do you think this is a good deal and is it a good rib tender?

Please, any info would be great.

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Old 08 March 2010, 08:12   #2
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Oh Dear. I have found out my old yamaha engine is a long leg.

I am Looking for a short leg outboard 15 to 20 hp.

Can anyone help
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Old 08 March 2010, 19:53   #3
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Scrap that, i have decided to build the transom up 5 inches to raise the long shaft outboard so it will be compatable for the rib.
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Old 08 March 2010, 21:45   #4
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so any ideas where i can buy a solid jack plate to reaise my engine up 5 inches? or even a manual jack in the uk?

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Bob's Machine Shop does mini jack plates. Not sure what the shipping costs would be though.
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I bought a ribeye 330 bare hull and fitted a ribeye console (I looked at other consoles but because of the transverse cross member I wanted the one with a cutout to accomodate that.) It was pretty easy to wire up the console and add throttle/ steering cables.
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Oh I forgot to say the boat was a fun mini rib that with the 15hp outboard could pull my 15 year old daughter for waterskiing.
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Old 10 March 2010, 19:49   #8
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Thanks for the photo's eddy. It looks great.
Thanks john, for the transon elevator link, I think i may build my own one now.

I have a centre console that is box standard and boxy, and without the notches cut out to fit between the tranverse cross members.

I thought that i would resin in marine or exterior ply to build up the deck level beneath the center console and screw the console base into the ply.

I will be putting my fuel tank in the bow area and building a triangle cushioned seat to fit over the fuel tank, to keep a bit of weight in the bow.

If i fit a marine 12v battery onboard i will probally keep this in the front area of the storage space under the console seat also to keep a bit of weight at the front of the boat.

This is my first ever own rib and i am learning as i get on.

I am looking forward to fitting it out though and getting it in the River Thames.

Any other information about ribeye 330's would be great.

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Hi, just another question about the rib eye,

I have looked at the other posts about sealing slow leaks in rib tubes.

Please does anyone know of a good internal tube sealer that i can buy in the london area?

Maybe the slow leak in coming from the valve attatchments, also does anyone know of where i can buy a tightener to tighten the valve fixings for a ribeye, also in the london area if possable.

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