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Old 25 January 2004, 14:48   #1
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Ribeye 6m Playtime

Has anybody got any experience with this Rib. I have ordered one with a Yam 115 engine.

I have been unable to find any reviews of the boat. I would like to use it most of the year on the Cornish Coast.

Grateful for any comments.
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:25   #2
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as a general and unconstructive comment I think Ribeyes are well overpriced
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Old 25 January 2004, 17:55   #3
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Welcome to the forums.

There are quite a few guys on these boards with similar boats and they all love them. Maybe they are a bit over priced but there a nice boat.
Can't go to wrong with that engine either.
Where are you going to be based?

Post some pics and varios stages in the build for us to look at.

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Old 25 January 2004, 18:23   #4
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as a general and unconstructive comment I think Ribeyes are well overpriced

The boat will be in Fowey
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Old 26 January 2004, 05:27   #5
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You will have to let me know when you are out on the water, I launch from Falmouth most weekends, maybe we could meet up.
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Old 26 January 2004, 08:08   #6
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Roy,

I bought a 5m playtime with a 60hp 4-stroke at the Southampton BS'02.

The boat was very good, had many a happy hour on it. I feel the boats performance was over sold, and with only a 60hp outboard, was very, no make that VERY under powered.

Because of the "over selling", I vowed never to buy another boat with out tacking the exact model with the exact engine for a test first, no matter what the sales team say!

I traded in my 5m playtime for another Ribeye, a 7.5m Sports, this time I made sure that I had enough power to keep me smiling, it's got a 250hpdi

Saying all that, I had to be towed back in yesterday (Thanks H20), not to any fault of the boat (I don’t think). I found some Brown "latex" type rubber in the fuel separator. Trying to get hold of the Yam dealer now!

Good safe boats, have fun!
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Old 26 January 2004, 12:23   #7
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Sounds like you've bought a great boat and engine package.

I'm very pleased with my Ribeye. I don't think they are overpriced at all compared to what else is on offer.
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Old 27 January 2004, 11:32   #8
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I have a 5 metre Rib eye with f80 Yamaha purchased last year and I am more than happy with it.

By the way we normally send a 2 week holiday in St Mawes so perhaps we could meet up.

Met with Ginger coastie last year.

Anyway good luck with new boat.


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Old 27 January 2004, 15:44   #9
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"I found some Brown "latex" type rubber in the fuel separator. Trying to get hold of the Yam dealer now! "

Hi Austen

any news re the above ?

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Old 28 January 2004, 04:20   #10
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No, not yet.

I have confirmed that the rib has a Stainless tank with the dealer yesterday (I was 99.9% sure it was), so the "bladder breaking up" theory is out, thank God!

I have only re-fuelled the boat from one place, Sainsbury's, and although the manager of the petrol station sounded helpful on the phone (he thought I was having ago at him, all I was after was confirmation that they had or hadn't had any other problems), he promised to let me know if they have "any other inquires", I think it was just lip service!

So I guess my first thing this weekend is to check and clean the filter on the engine, just hope I haven't sucked any into the injectors, then run the engine with some clean fuel, hope it fires up

Then the big cleanup, draining the Separator, replacing it if it's all clogged, draining fuel from the tank until it runs clean.

The problem is that unless I find out what it is, and how much there is, I am never going to be 100% certain that I have all the stuff out of the tank. I was lucky this weekend, there was no tide, flat, and hardly any wind, and H20 was just around in the other bay.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Austen…
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