Originally Posted by MustRib
a Motorhome... great to have a support team !
The boat has had a retube since you will have last seen it, and some TLC to bring it back from the state in which I found it in a Cornish outbuilding. A heftier engine now than the Mariner 60 fitted for RB4 as well.
I am curious to see the pictures of your Ribeye fitted with Shockwave seating.
How big a fuel tank is fitted?
I am beginning to be concerned that everyone will be running some sort of suspension seating system - except for me!
My ICE 2 is shipped in the next few weeks, the boat has been specially built for the seat however it is very tight indeed, 2cm clearance after its side movement either side! I have chosen the smaller of the seating configurations without the roof, on such a size boat I wanted to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. Therefore it will only have the two person layout on the suspension system. The boat has no A frame and a custom deck layout with fuel filler in the bow. The boat has 120L under-deck tank however I will have Flexi-Tanks on deck also.
From what I can remember your 550 was a soft riding boat, Jan survived fine on the RB4, im sure you will be fine. The only thing it had was a huge bow wave/wash, whenever we did a parade for photography, no one wanted to be along side her as they would get soaked