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Old 10 March 2011, 05:20   #1
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Ring Legend 6.5 - any views?

Anyone familiar with the Ring Legend 6.5? There are 2 or 3 for sale at the moment, all seem to be late 90's/early 2000's with various 4 strokes on them.

Never come across them before and there's no mention on this site. Slightly unusual seating configuration with a single console with double jockey and then two side by side double jockeys behind.

Since the engine sizes range from Yam 115 to Suzi 140HP, I assume the hull design works with less power than you'd usually expect on a 6.5m.

Thanks for any info.

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Old 11 March 2011, 17:53   #2
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I own a 2000 Ring 650 which I am sure is the same boat. I run a 150 opti and would be weary of buying one with anything smaller that that on it, you might get away with a 140 but a 115 would be extremley disappointing IMO.
When I bought mine was a bit concerned about the seakeeping, pleased to report that it has excelled in all the conditions I have thrown it at. Seems well finished and quite heavy built.
Downsides with mine are that the transom is too low and likewise the bow can be quite low at slow speeds but not an issue once up and running.
On the whole really pleased with mine.
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Old 12 March 2011, 03:33   #3
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Hello Peter,
How would you say it was in comparison to the Redbay 6.5 with the 130hp Honda?
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Old 12 March 2011, 15:08   #4
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Would be difficult to match the Redbay 6.5, although had the wrong engine.
Other than it was quiet the Honda was pretty s**t, thirsty, heavy and gutless.
Reckon both the Ring and the Redbay would be perfect with a 200 two stroke.
The Ring looks and feels better finished than the Redbay.
Two different beasts when it comes to handling tho. The Ring is really sensitive to trim and needs run quite hard to get the best from it whereas the Redbay just works at any speed and is'nt overly bothered by trim angle. In a following sea the Ring could'nt look at the Redbay, the bow is to low and nowhere near as "full" . Ring is a good bit quicker. The Redbay 6.5 easily the most confidence inspiring rib I've been in (8.4 included), ran that boat in some pretty big seas and never felt anything less than confident with it, just a shame I don't have the pennies for one!. The best thing about the Ring is that I've not had to glue the tube seams back on every quarter lol....

P.S did'nt save your number last time I saw you, will be moving the boat up to Oban for the summer at the end of the month, if you have time for a run before then give me a call at the yard.
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Would be difficult to match the Redbay 6.5, although had the wrong engine.
Other than it was quiet the Honda was pretty s**t, thirsty, heavy and gutless .
Agree Hondas are gutless IMO too for their HP compared to some others

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The best thing about the Ring is that I've not had to glue the tube seams back on every quarter lol.
Are you saying this is a problem youve found with redbays ? not sure i follow you
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Mean the join between the hull and tubes not the seams themselves, not sure what the technical term is for it.
Redbays tend to have their tubes in the water at the stern most of the time, probably one of the reasons they are so stable, the downside being that over time the join on the last 3-4 ft towards the stern needs the odd bit of glue where it begins to lift, not a big issue, just more of an annoyance.
Don't think its so much of an issue with outboard models and the newer inboards.
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Mean the join between the hull and tubes not the seams themselves, not sure what the technical term is for it.
Redbays tend to have their tubes in the water at the stern most of the time, probably one of the reasons they are so stable, the downside being that over time the join on the last 3-4 ft towards the stern needs the odd bit of glue where it begins to lift, not a big issue, just more of an annoyance.
Don't think its so much of an issue with outboard models and the newer inboards.
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Don't think its so much of an issue with outboard models and the newer inboards.
Certainly not on mine, and she's eleven. Interesting info all the same, but good to see you liked it. Mine is for sale on here and as the days get longer, the more I think I'm going to suffer serious withdrawal symptoms. A great wee boat in a bit of a sea!
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Thanks for the feedback, particularly on the engines. The three being advertised all have 4 strokes: 115 Yam, 130 Honda and 140 Suzi. Sounds like they may be underpowered. I think the 140 may be worth a look, depends how negotiable they are on price!!

Just from the pictures, I'd agree with your comments about the bow - it looks quite "flat" and certainly doesn't look raised at all.

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