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Old 21 August 2008, 17:54   #31
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No, there may be one or two 'little' bits to do on the 5.85 first.
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Old 21 August 2008, 18:00   #32
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Got any pics of it?
What motor, seating layout, etc.?
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Old 22 August 2008, 02:56   #33
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Don't think it had either.
Well not that bad but this could turn into a re-build thread.
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Old 22 August 2008, 03:12   #34
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Don't think it had either.
Well not that bad but this could turn into a re-build thread.
Sound like a bewty.
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Old 22 August 2008, 03:33   #35
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Pete, Hi... hope you are well. Are you suggesting a ribtec needs more guts to get it to go than an Osprey? As an aside, the ribtec is a much, much dryer boat than the Osprey.
Daniel hi, yes fine thanks, nice to see you back.

As Mollers points out difficult to compare two boats with different engines. My 5.95m Osprey had a Yam 115 2 stoke the 5.85 Ribtec had twin 55 mariners and another 5.85 with twin 60s. Even making allowances for the different engines, yes I do think the ribtec could do with more gee gees than a similar size Opsrey. For what its worth I think the warped V hull of the Viper range is just superb and one of the best hulls in the business, it was originally designed by Fletcher.

That said the Ribtec 585 does seem to be a nice "floaty" hull and I would be happy with either but would do something about the low transom, water splashing in all the time was annoying. It is caused because the engine can only have a maximum transom height of 21" which from the bottom of the deep V hull isn't very far out of the water. Osprey using the planning pad has the engine just those few extra inches higher that makes all the difference. From new an XL engine would be good on a Ribtec, but for Kernow lots of work to convert it.

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Quite possibly true, but how do you know that for sure? Also, to which Ribtec and which Osprey models are you refering? The whole range from both manufacturers?
Don't Ribtec only do one range of hulls unlike osprey?

I did a few hundred hours in a 6m Osprey Viper when i owned one and am comparing it to the current RibTec 655 (18" longer) which i have put say 2000 miles on this year so as an opinion goes it's quite researched.

They are both excellent boats.

If the shorter RibTec hull is as good, Kernow has a good hull.
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If the shorter RibTec hull is as good, Kernow has a good hull.
That might be all I've got!

Thanks for all the feedback guys, as you may have guessed she is not in her first flush of youth and may well be appearing on a 'what the hell do I do about this' thread shortly!
Picking her up next week so pic's to follow.
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Its my understanding that Ribtec and Ribeye are seperate companies. Ribeye simply distribute the boats for Ribtec.

Also Ribtec are making hulls for Pasco .... not Ribeye.


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Ribtec is owned by Ribeye, which in turn is owned by Charles Chivers, a jolly nice bloke actually!

There is a model called "Ribtec by Pascoe" which is a smartened up, upmarket boat which goes through the Pascoe factory after the Ribtes one - that's all.

Hope that clears up any confusion!
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Right then, sleeves up and off we go!
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