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Old 13 May 2009, 09:46   #1
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Ribeye and other makes [was RIBEX photos]

I am in this picture in the distance - boating fame at last!

I'm new here and about to buy a boat, but I detect a general negative view towards the Ribeye range and I'm not sure why that is. They seem highly rated in the boating press...

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Old 13 May 2009, 09:57   #2
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An instructor I know has a Ribeye - it's about 4 or 5 years old now - he uses it a lot and drives it with gusto - no problems and he's quite happy with it.
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I detect a general negative view towards the Ribeye
What a week! Two stroke v Four Stroke, and now a Ribeye discussion

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Old 13 May 2009, 10:30   #4
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What a week! Two stroke v Four Stroke, and now a Ribeye discussion

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I don't think the 2 stroke Vs 4 stroke debate will ever be resolved, but I'm definitely curious why some on here appear so anti Ribeye. I'm close to buying one for family days out and they are ideal in terms of seating configuration, size and engine partner. However, as someone with much to learn, I have no wish to drop a chunk of change on something if it's flawed in some way.

Many instructors seem to use them (which speaks volumes) and owners, whilst naturally biased, say they're very happy.

If we were talking cars it would be quite straightforward to give advice on a Ford GT Vs a 430 (for example), RIBs must surely be similar if not the same?
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Old 13 May 2009, 10:53   #5
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Agree with you Neil - not sure why they are so disliked. Ive had a breif run inone & a look over them & cant see anything much to complain about . In my view definately no worse than most & a lot better than some.

You get dogs of boats of all makes so I'd take any ' hardcore ' criticism or equally praise with a pinch of salt !
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...I have no wish to drop a chunk of change on something if it's flawed in some way...Many instructors seem to use them (which speaks volumes) and owners, whilst naturally biased, say they're very happy.
I don't feel qualified to comment on anything other than Ribcraft. It's the only RIB make I've owned.

Others, with more experience than me, will, I'm sure, offer comment also. Some comment will be opinion, some will be hearsay, some will be hard earned or well researched fact.

The trick, is knowing which is which

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I am in this picture in the distance - boating fame at last!

I'm new here and about to buy a boat, but I detect a general negative view towards the Ribeye range and I'm not sure why that is. They seem highly rated in the boating press...
Hi Neil, As you see I use Ribeye for Charter, have had 650 with 150 4 stroke Yam for three years and never let me down, have now had the 785,s with 250 Yam for last 18months and again never let me down. I also find the Ribeye team very supportive. Speak as I find terrific and no complaints with kit or the people behind Ribeye. Also good second hand value , holds its price well. Good Luck Ian
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Old 13 May 2009, 13:49   #8
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Neil, were you at Ribex with a freinds on Saturday? Did I go out for a run in the Ballistic 6.5 with your group?
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Agree with you Neil - not sure why they are so disliked.
Actually not sure that you will find many people on here who hate Ribeyes, but what you will find is a following of people who do believe that they are not the best boat in the market (but fine for moderate family use in reasonably weather). However there are a small number (possibly one!) of people who own(ed) a Ribeye and refuse to consider that any other boat could be better - and that winds up the first group of people!
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Actually not sure that you will find many people on here who hate Ribeyes, but what you will find is a following of people who do believe that they are not the best boat in the market (but fine for moderate family use in reasonably weather). However there are a small number (possibly one!) of people who own(ed) a Ribeye and refuse to consider that any other boat could be better - and that winds up the first group of people!
Yep, that's about the long and short of it other than, the first group quite enjoy winding up the smaller group.
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