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Old 10 December 2006, 11:45   #21
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their very nature, a garden centre will attract people who can afford rib's.
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Old 11 December 2006, 03:59   #22
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My thoughts exactly
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Old 11 December 2006, 05:43   #23
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i would say that a ribeye would be at the very very bottom on my list!! plastic boats and crap quality!!

"im sure they are very good boats"

A bit of practice at continuity might help you matt h
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Old 11 December 2006, 10:43   #24
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Ribeye

How do Genoa,
Had a nice and lengthy response to you last night but the new lap top brand new as it was decided to shut off..

Anyway the gist of it was, I have investigated these to death re them versus them 5Vs 5.5Vs6 vs 6.5 etc.

Best of them is the sport as has deeper v but requires more oomph to get its deep v out of the water.

See the following and text me if you need more info.

This is the best I have seen so far.
http://www.ribsforsale.co.uk/detail.asp?RefNo=5706219

There are a few 6.5 which would be enough for most people but this is what appears a good deal.

Suggest you trawl specific "ribeye" under boatsandoutboards
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/php/welcome.php3
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F126155/
http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/F126155/

also see ballistic under these and ribs for sale.

I went for ballistic as I kinda like the "heavy Duty" but I do like the bench twart transom seat for teh kids.

Do not go back before 03/04 boat.

I am advised that initially Ribeye were manufactured poorlyin South Africa.
DOnt know why that would be as I am buying a Ballistic also made in SA, poorly by MAKo initially I am advised.

The RIbeye are a fine boat and you will have a great choice. I would suggest 4 stroke where possible even if under powered as they will always be easier to trade up Yam for Yam 4 stroke etc.
Ribeye tend to have Yam now as a matter of course. I would stick to that and 4 stroke..

Good luck,,

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Old 11 December 2006, 10:56   #25
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who owns who?!

Not that it has relevance, but am I right in saying that Ribeye bought Prestige Ribs in 2001, when they moved their manufacturing plant to South Africa and Prestige Ribs own Ballistic - which means Ribeye own Ballistic? - something I read somewhere!
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Old 11 December 2006, 11:25   #26
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Buying a ribeye

OK, so now I know!
Next up, 2 engine models on the 2nd hand market at the moment.
Do I need the 150 or will a 115 do?
What should I expect in terms of performance differential?

Thanks everyone for the posts - it is REALLY helpful to get lots of points of view and no one has given my any real reason not to buy RIbeye - no regular problem like all the tubes fall off after 3 years, or transoms known to fail ..??/
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Old 11 December 2006, 12:12   #27
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OK, so now I know!
Next up, 2 engine models on the 2nd hand market at the moment.
Do I need the 150 or will a 115 do?
What should I expect in terms of performance differential?

Thanks everyone for the posts - it is REALLY helpful to get lots of points of view and no one has given my any real reason not to buy RIbeye - no regular problem like all the tubes fall off after 3 years, or transoms known to fail ..??/
have a look here: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...t=speed+survey
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Old 11 December 2006, 12:14   #28
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This is the best I have seen so far.
http://www.ribsforsale.co.uk/detail.asp?RefNo=5706219
Aidan
Hi I have been to see this boat & it is in a right old state for it's age!
The photos do not show it's sun bleached tube & general unloved state!

I do like ribeyes but they can not be compared to scorpion's IMOA!
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Old 11 December 2006, 12:15   #29
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no regular problem like all the tubes fall off after 3 years, or transoms known to fail ..??/
Tubes still attached and transom still holding engine on.

PLUS...a Ribeye was chosen for it's reliability to carry the fast action camera for the filming of Harry Potter V on the Thames.

Any delay due to RIB failure would have cost the film makers dearly. The RIB performed as expected...flawlessly.

Next up...filming an episode of The Bill
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F.A.O Ribeye owners, apparently there is a Ribeye owners club coming soon with website and accessory stores with clothing etc. (I first heard about it back in August) think it's being launched at the Jan LDN boat show according to this...

http://www.ribeye.co.uk/news/london2007.htm
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