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Old 22 May 2005, 06:56   #11
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Solent 6m with the merc is great. Quick, handles well, looks good.
Also, while we were looking at ribs, humber would put the merc 120 into a 6m Destroyer aswell as the 6.3 ocean pro.
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Old 23 May 2005, 18:15   #12
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Redbay regularily do 6.1 and 6.5 with Diesel. I think they are expecting a trade in of one soon. Try www.redbayboats.com. They make great boats but website isn't always up to date.

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Old 24 May 2005, 03:42   #13
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Coastline have one in this month Rib Int., get a good review (mind you who dosent ). I've been out in a few of their outboard powered boats and they are nice in the sea. Might be worth a look as it was certinally a good price.
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Old 24 May 2005, 03:46   #14
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I have seen that Ribtach have done a small inboard diesle boat. I think it was a 585 with a volvo engine it looked very nice.
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Old 24 May 2005, 12:19   #15
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Does maintenance of the diesel engine and leg is less expensive than an outboard engine ?

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Old 24 May 2005, 13:34   #16
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Craig,

I like the look of the Ribtec and would be interested to get some more details from them. Unfortunately their web site is down for maintenance and has been for a couple of weeks now. I shall keep trying though.

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Old 24 May 2005, 13:45   #17
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Craig,

I've been trying to access the RIBTECH site, but its currently under reconstruction.

I would certainly consider a RIB tech.

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Old 24 May 2005, 14:01   #18
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Ribtec did do a 585 or 6m RIB with the Volvo 105hp engine some years ago which was featured in several magazines. I think it went to a Yacht Club in Suffolk cos the last time I saw it was at Felixstowe Ferry a few years ago. That engine has been superseded by the new Volvo's & the 1.7 Mercruiser etc etc.

AFAIK a diesel engine is more expensive than an outboard to maintain. Of course this is just received wisdom and hearsay so in true rib.net style I will state it as an absolute fact and get into a massive flame war with anyone who dares disagree with me! (But there is some logic about an outboard being easier to access than an inboard diesel that would lead me to think that I am speaking somewhere near the truth.)
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Old 24 May 2005, 16:50   #19
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Some info on Ribtecs here www.oceanquayribs.com

That website has been under construction for 3 or 4 months at least now!!
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Old 24 May 2005, 18:28   #20
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Small diesel rib?

I heard today that a certain owner of a certain London footbal club who has a passion for toys is having a "small" rib designed. 10 metres with twin 240 Yanmars on Hamilton jet drives - all purpose designed with touch key switches etc. Current cost? Around Ł250K and rising. Hmmmmmmmmm, I wonder if they need a test driver
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