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Old 20 June 2015, 09:54   #1
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Ribeye 550?

What are peoples opinions on this Rib for use in the Solent chop? We have a smaller Zodiac 4.2 at the moment which is great but we're looking at the next step up in comfort and smooth ride. Family are loving trips out on our little rib so thought 'why not'!

How would compare in use to what we have now?
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Old 20 June 2015, 09:56   #2
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Oh and I don't suppose anyone has a 550 or 600 for sale do they? The latter is probably out of our budget though!
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Old 20 June 2015, 10:11   #3
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I own one.

Keep it in Portsmouth. Solent chop is my playground.

Love the boat- it'll handle any conditions I choose to go in and it'll get you home if you get caught out.

Pretty boat, mine sits 8 although wouldn't take more than 4 in most conditions on the 2x2 Man jockeys.

38knts WOT cruises nice at 25-27knts.

My only gripe is its easy to stuff in following seas(although this may be also down to my helming skills) and it can get pretty wet with small waves on beam.
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...they are also rare.

Seem to be a lot more 6m around so think your getting more choice.
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What's your budget?
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Old 20 June 2015, 13:01   #6
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What's your budget?
What do you have?
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Old 20 June 2015, 13:38   #7
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Just curious. There are some strange expectations of what some people expect to get for a budget of 5k or 8k etc....

If people knew the sort of budget you had had in mind, they may be able to give some pertinent advice / suggestions, especially if as Wibs says, Ribeye 550s on the market are rare.
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Old 20 June 2015, 14:55   #8
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great boat!
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Old 20 June 2015, 15:15   #9
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Used to own a Zodiac Pro 420, so I know deck space is limited and it slaps in the rough stuff. The Ribeye 550 looks sweet as a nut. Side by side jockeys (great for two-up) and rear bench seat for family trips. What's not to like. It's quite a jump in budget, but a well-cared for example is worth a punt. Apparently takes up to 115hp.

Here's a 2005 boat with a lardy Yamaha 100hp. Not much change out of 18k.
http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/20...m#.VYW7OnCkqrU
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Old 20 June 2015, 18:51   #10
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Just curious. There are some strange expectations of what some people expect to get for a budget of 5k or 8k etc....

If people knew the sort of budget you had had in mind, they may be able to give some pertinent advice / suggestions, especially if as Wibs says, Ribeye 550s on the market are rare.
Fair question, budget is 12 > 15k, looking for a 2007 onwards where I understand they made a few improvements?
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