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Old 08 December 2006, 18:17   #11
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Well I have only ever experienced the Ribeye I mentioned above - my instructor is a nutter and drives it like a fool but he hasn't managed to break it. i said the ride was hard but we were out in some horrible conditions and getting a lot of air .To compare it to my 9m would be a little unfair!!!
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Old 08 December 2006, 18:21   #12
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lol it was more the post that read:

"i would say that a ribeye would be at the very very bottom on my list!! plastic boats and crap quality!!"

that made me write that slightly-rather-very-defensive last reply!!
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Old 09 December 2006, 18:42   #13
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and they are unbelievably expensive for what they are!! on top of that, you had to pay their transport cost from Africa or somewhere!! i could have bought it back for less !! i guess this is why you dont see many around!!
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Old 10 December 2006, 05:05   #14
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and they are unbelievably expensive for what they are!! on top of that, you had to pay their transport cost from Africa or somewhere!! i could have bought it back for less !! i guess this is why you dont see many around!!
unbelievably expensive? In comparison to which other manufacturers?
I didn't think mine was 'unbelievably expensive' or I certainly wouldn't have bought it.

I think if you dislike them that much you should try one instead of knocking them for how much they cost on a price list - actually go in to a dealer or ring them direct, they do very reasonable package prices I thought when I got mine.

What's your opinion on Ribtec or Pascoe, by they way if Ribeye make crappy ribs?
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Old 10 December 2006, 05:10   #15
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I tried a 550and fully loade
d came to more than a ribcraft 585 also fully loaded,it was very expensive for what it was, unfinished in many areas,, i guess just volume boats,, somewhere!!
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Old 10 December 2006, 06:31   #16
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and they are unbelievably expensive for what they are!!
It is all very well making a sweeping statement like that, but it not very helpful to someone asking for help. So would you explain as to why you believe they are ‘unbelievably expensive’.


Here are a few quotes I have had for new boats, before haggling for discounts.

Ribcraft 585 – Suzuki DF115 - £24,053

Humber 6.3 – Suzuki DF115 - £22,500 (includes 20% off boat and 18% off Engine)

Vipermax 6.5 - 150hp E Tec - £24,000

Ribtec 585 – Yamaha F115 - £24,000

Ribeye 600 – Yamaha 115 - £25,000


Also, going back to Genoa’s original post, I think a 650 sport for 17 – 20K would be a fair price for a well looked after 3 year old boat of that size.
I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

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Old 10 December 2006, 08:42   #17
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I tried a 550and fully loade
d came to more than a ribcraft 585 also fully loaded,it was very expensive for what it was, unfinished in many areas,, i guess just volume boats,, somewhere!!
Matt,

If you're talking about a 550 then I guess you mean the Playtime range, in which case your comments may be more valid as, has been noted elsewhere, the Playtime range does not have the best reputation. However, Genoa is looking at a Sports model so your critical comments are somewhat misleading.

I co-own a Ribeye 650 Sports, new in July, and apart from a few very small points like bolts protruding and not cut back, I am very pleased with the build quality (although I have to say I did not pay full price which I agree is rather high, but again not worth griping about when someone is looking at a second hand boat). Furthermore, I am part of a group which has six Ribeye 650 Sports on fleet, the oldest now just over 12 months old, the newest just one month, and all of similar high build quality.

I agree with Tim that the price for the 3-year old sounds good.


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Old 10 December 2006, 09:33   #18
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I'm an extremely satisfied owner of a RibEye 750 Sport.

The quality is excellent as are all the other RibEyes I have seen.

Matt H...suggest you do your research a little better before making your sweeping statements.


RibEye's are quite simply excellent performance leisure Ribs (no one claims them to be heavy duty industrial types) and the quality build is top-notch.

I speak as an owner of one for 4 years so i have credibility in my comments.
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hi there ,did a years worth of research and those were my findings!! im sure they are very good boats, but there are not many of them around and had to find out why, they used to sell them at a garden centre near Exeter!! eh !!
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Old 10 December 2006, 11:35   #20
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hi there ,did a years worth of research and those were my findings!! im sure they are very good boats, but there are not many of them around and had to find out why, they used to sell them at a garden centre near Exeter!! eh !!
If that is what you found then fair enough. It is a good that we do not all like the same thing, as it would make for a very boring world.
I am sure if we looked, we could find faults in the majority of rib's.

I would of thought a garden centre would be a good place to promote something like a rib. By their very nature, a garden centre will attract people who can afford rib's.

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