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Old 27 January 2012, 19:53   #11
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Bolsters work better at speed in my opinion.
If you have straps for feet.
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Old 27 January 2012, 19:54   #12
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I went with the Yamaha F150, which is what Ribeye Recommend, you can have a max of a 200 on the 650 however after speaking to Yamaha direct and taking on board what Ribeye said the 150 was the engine to go for.
Yamaha actually designed the current 150 on the Ribeye 650 according to Yamaha chap that I spoke to at the boat show and he also said it was a perfect match.
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Old 28 January 2012, 05:52   #13
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I too have only had very positive experience from Ribeye, I contacted them wanting to have a good look over the 6m & no problem invited over to Dartmouth given a tour round the place had a good poke around, then back to Salcombe to have a test on the water with Yeoward boat yard very helpful!
Well it convinced me that it suited what I wanted Just the price of new was more than I wanted to spend!
So I have been looking for a good second hand one & have just bought a 6m playtime with a 115hp on it 2006 in A1 condition (scrubs up like new!)
Had in on the water for 4 days over new year & used it every day, just want to get out before Easter if I get the time!
Now have the problem of getting the Ribeye & the SR4 back down to Salcombe!!
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Old 28 January 2012, 09:13   #14
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Glad to hear about the good experiences of dealing with Ribeye. I ordered a new Ribeye at the London boat show and have found them excellent to deal with. Nothing seems too much trouble.

Regarding bolsters v's Jockeys, I was recommended to go for the Jockey seats (I had fancied the bolster seats) by Ribeye.
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Old 28 January 2012, 09:33   #15
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Regarding bolsters v's Jockeys, I was recommended to go for the Jockey seats (I had fancied the bolster seats) by Ribeye.

Did Ribeye give any reason for recommending the jockeys over the bolster?
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Old 28 January 2012, 09:42   #16
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Not as good at speed.
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Old 28 January 2012, 20:07   #17
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Yamaha actually designed the current 150 on the Ribeye 650 according to Yamaha chap that I spoke to at the boat show
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Old 28 January 2012, 21:59   #18
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... Only reporting what I was told

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... Only reporting what I was told

Yes, that's what made me laugh. Not the fact that some sales bullshitter said it.......
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Old 29 January 2012, 14:10   #20
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I went with the Yamaha F150, which is what Ribeye Recommend, you can have a max of a 200 on the 650 however after speaking to Yamaha direct and taking on board what Ribeye said the 150 was the engine to go for.
Yamaha actually designed the current 150 on the Ribeye 650 according to Yamaha chap that I spoke to at the boat show and he also said it was a perfect match.
650/150 perfect match enjoy
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