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Old 20 September 2005, 05:09   #1
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Went to SIBS on Sunday to test the Ribeye 600 Playtime and 650 Sport. Liked both but thought the 600 would suit me nicely - don't want huge performance, just want to have some fun, cart my parents and dog about and nip around the solent (I live on the IOW). RIB will be kept on a pontoon in the marina.

Question is, what other RIBS similar to 600 should I look at? I really liked the Yamaha engines which were very smooth and quiet and favour the seating layout of small bow sunpad, seat on front of console, 2 single jockey seats and confortable rear bench seat with a bit of space between jockeys and bench. Guy on Revenger stand told me Ribeye was unsuitable for leaving on pontoon as it is not self-draining like his RIBS are - is this an issue I should consider? I live very near to marina, well everyone on the IOW does!

He also said E-Tecs were the best thing since sliced bread, never need servicing and only have 3 moving parts so never break down!

Advice greatly appreciated oh knowledgeable ones!
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E-Tecs... never need servicing and only have 3 moving parts so never break down!
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Question is, what other RIBS similar to 600 should I look at? I really liked the Yamaha engines which were very smooth and quiet
Yup very nice engines.
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and favour the seating layout of small bow sunpad, seat on front of console, 2 single jockey seats and confortable rear bench seat with a bit of space between jockeys and bench
This sounds like Merlin a rather nice Solent 6.5m click here Merlin
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Guy on Revenger stand told me Ribeye was unsuitable for leaving on pontoon as it is not self-draining like his RIBS are -
ho hmm, don't believe a word of it and if Revenger have to resort to "dissing" the opposition walk away.
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He also said E-Tecs were the best thing since sliced bread, never need servicing and only have 3 moving parts so never break down!
Ask him to put that it writing, an engine that never breaks down backed up by an everlasting guarrantee would be worth a fortune, especailly if he would be willing to personally guarantee it with his house

Lot of boats it that size range, your problem is being spoilt for choice, take time and have a good look around.

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Guy on Revenger stand told me Ribeye was unsuitable for leaving on pontoon as it is not self-draining like his RIBS are - is this an issue I should consider?
Say what???

I can't imagine any RIB (or SIB) not being self draining!
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Say what???

I can't imagine any RIB (or SIB) not being self draining!

At rest? I know my Humber isn't....
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Don't understand the non-self draining comment.

I leave my Ribeye on a pontoon and it has a bilge pump that does the job to keep it dry.
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Don't understand the non-self draining comment.

I leave my Ribeye on a pontoon and it has a bilge pump that does the job to keep it dry.
Then it is not "self draining" then! The water dose not run off the deck but has to be pumped out!
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Don't understand the non-self draining comment.

I leave my Ribeye on a pontoon and it has a bilge pump that does the job to keep it dry.
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OK - so self-draining means without a pump and not means it has a pump!

Will it make any difference which type I buy to keep in a marina a couple of miles from my house?
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Better to keep the water out in the first place if you can. What about investing in a good cover and protecting your tubes from the sun at the same time?
The problem with pumps and any electrical device is that they can work well, but they can also fail to work, fail to stop and flatten the battery Etc...
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Old 22 September 2005, 17:01   #11
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He also said E-Tecs were the best thing since sliced bread, never need servicing and only have 3 moving parts so never break down!

Advice greatly appreciated oh knowledgeable ones!
hmmmmmmmmmm
how many cylinders
piston x no of cylinders
conrods x no of cylinders
crankshaft
prop
prop shaft
gears
ancillary engine bits like alternator or similar
water pump
compressor or what ever is used for fuel injection system

i think that is more than 3 moving parts, clever chap you spoke with!!!!! knows his engines!!!

unless etecs use wankle engines or rotary engines these days!
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hmmmmmmmmmm
how many cylinders
piston x no of cylinders
conrods x no of cylinders
crankshaft
prop
prop shaft
gears
ancillary engine bits like alternator or similar
water pump
compressor or what ever is used for fuel injection system

i think that is more than 3 moving parts, clever chap you spoke with!!!!! knows his engines!!!

unless etecs use wankle engines or rotary engines these days!
I think that you'll find it's "Wankel" old boy, unless you meant something totally different and the cat trod on the "E" and the "L".
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I think that you'll find it's "Wankel" old boy, unless you meant something totally different and the cat trod on the "E" and the "L".
come on i am sipping a nice bit of wine here, and never been good at spelling, never had an nsu either!!!!!
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aha Chris! an NSU? now your showing your age

'orrid little cars with 'orrid little engines

although you could degrease them in the kitchen sink, ask my ex-wife
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aha Chris! an NSU? now your showing your age

'orrid little cars with 'orrid little engines

although you could degrease them in the kitchen sink, ask my ex-wife
Or like we did use their rear suspension for a boat trailer to our first boat a Shetland 535

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i think that is more than 3 moving parts, clever chap you spoke with!!!!! knows his engines!!!
I dissagree.
It has no moving parts......................







................. until you start it.
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Old 23 September 2005, 12:09   #17
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OK - think I'll get the Ribeye 600 with the Yamaha 115 as it sounds the nicest and me mum liked the comfy back seat, the labrador also liked it and what he says goes!

If buying a Ribeye 600 with a 115 Yam is a really bad idea for any reason please post otherwise I think I'm going to spend a bit of money I can't really afford soon!
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aha Chris! an NSU? now your showing your age

'orrid little cars with 'orrid little engines

although you could degrease them in the kitchen sink, ask my ex-wife
NSU Ro80 is the one i always remember, very interesting cars for their year, a guy had one just down the road from us and the guy opposite him had a Jag E type in red with a v12, used to stand there for hours staring at it as a nipper

of course we had a riley kestrel at that time and my father was the slowest driver in the world, used to do my head in which is why i am the complete opposite i guess both in driving style and choice of cars!!

the old days eh!!
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I dissagree.
It has no moving parts......................

................. until you start it.
ok ok 1:0

when i eventually when I get my rib we should meet up as chichester is where i go!!! use the itchenor slip, would be good to identify all the ribbers in the area and meet up

i know nauti would be up for that as well

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ok ok 1:0

when i eventually when I get my rib we should meet up as chichester is where i go!!! use the itchenor slip, would be good to identify all the ribbers in the area and meet up

i know nauti would be up for that as well

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