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Old 09 September 2012, 14:39   #1
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Ribeye Owners/Experts Help Please!

Hi,

We are in the process of buying a new rib with the intention of doing circumnavigation ( is separate legs not all in one go!) so need something big enough but not too big which requires thirsty outboard so I have narrowed down my options to Humber (simply because I have owned one before and loved it) and Ribeye (the other half likes it!).

So What's the key difference in Ribeye 600 vs 650? I can't find much on Ribeye's website but I have noticed in the market the difference in price is significant.


Also, What's your opinion on a Ribeye 500? anyone tried this boat on the sea?
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Old 09 September 2012, 14:41   #2
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Old 09 September 2012, 14:43   #3
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Massive difference between 600 and 650

600 is from A Series and weighs only 520kg (rib only)
650 is from S Series and boat weighs 800kg!

That simply makes a big different in sea handling - I sat in a 650 and owned 600 myself (in early 2011) and 650 had a much drier handling compared to my 600.

If you are familiar with Humber, you can assume 600 is similar to Destroyer and 650 similar to Ocean pro.

Also, consider the difference in the price of the outboard.

500 is a nice little package - whether it is capable of circumnavigation or not - try it!
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Ribeye 500, 550 and 600 are the same mould, the 650 is different - best thing you can do is sea trial, you could also talk to Ribeye about their Ribtec boats, they also use the Ribtec mould on some of the new Ribeyes, it's much more comfy when the going gets tougher.
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If you're serious about going around GB, you need to get serious about your choice of rib.
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I assume you mean round Britain not the world! I think the major logistical problem is fuel availability. Have you ruled diesel out?

I've no experience of the Ribeye's you are looking at but 1-1.5m is going to make a big difference the comfort in any sort of sea. Certainly people have gone all the way round in smaller boats - but unless there was a good reason I'd be going as big as I could afford.

Most Humbers and Ribeye are very different styles of boat - in terms of fit out, layout etc. I dare say they would both make it round ok, but if it were me I'd be looking for robust / reliable / comfort in the waves etc rather than style...
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If you're serious about going around GB, you need to get serious about your choice of rib.


London Rib meet Rib.net's diplomatic envoy....

Does seem a strange choice though...would you not be better off considering something a tad more purposful?

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He.. He... another Ribeye thread, here we go again..
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