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Old 24 June 2010, 15:31   #1
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Sula - new ribcraft 7.8

We took delivery of our new rib, Sula, at the weekend and i thought some of you might like to see some pics.

After a tortuous drive from weymouth to Oban, we got her in the water on saturday and i have to say she is just fantastic - as you would expect, the build quality is impeccable and everything is just where you would want it...

The hull felt fantastically balanced and the fly by wire throttle and scotseats should mean she is really comfortable on long trips - of which i hope there will be many!

The sun shone on us all week and it was west coast boating at its best. Thanks to all those on this forum who gave advice during the build - its appreciated, and a big thank you to all at ribcraft for their excellent work.

Still cant wipe the grin off my face!
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Old 24 June 2010, 16:03   #2
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Sweet rib. I see you are in edinburgh, where do you usually cruise?
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Old 24 June 2010, 16:07   #3
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From one Ribcraft man to another she sure looks great!! I was up at Tayvallich last weekend the weather was good and we were out on the sound. I see you managed down to easdale how did she perform pics are good would have loved a vid? Interested in the new Scotseats?

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Old 24 June 2010, 16:33   #4
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she is based in oban so tends to be round the western isles - great boating round there.

and thanks jambo - well spotted picking out easdale! She performed really well - still running in so we cant open her up fully but bags of power and there was a lumpy wind against tide swell running in the firth of lorn one day which she handled beautifully. Scotseats definitely worth a look - really comfortable.
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Old 24 June 2010, 16:51   #5
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I passed you going into town at the weekend and wondered who the nice shiny new RIB belonged to, most of the regulars I recognise but Sula was a new name
If you are based in Oban you will probably bump into me on the water sometimes, probably be out Sunday diving if the weather stay calm.
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Old 25 June 2010, 01:53   #6
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you will probably bump into me on the water sometime
you need to stop watching your fancy new side scan stuff and keep a better lookout then
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Old 25 June 2010, 09:29   #7
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We used to own a green redbay wraparound which we kept at ardoran marine which you may have seen around and about. I doubt i will be up this weekend but i'll keep an eye out for you when next up - is your boat easily recognisable? It wasnt the orange humber that passed us going up the hill out of town was it?

rubbish at doing attachments on this but have tried to make the pics a bit better - will have another go when i get home tonight with some other pics

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Old 25 June 2010, 10:51   #8
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Did you launch into Weymouth Harbour on Friday 18th @ 10.30am?
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Old 25 June 2010, 11:23   #9
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yes we did - quick run out to test all was working then the long drive home began! Caused a bit of chaos in weymouth when trying to find the slip by going the wrong way down the one way street along the waterfront too - apologies if you got caught up in the chaos!!!
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Old 25 June 2010, 13:32   #10
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not sure if i am doing this right but i have tried to attach some larger pics rather than the tiddlers earlier!


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Old 25 June 2010, 14:18   #11
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yes we did - quick run out to test all was working then the long drive home began! Caused a bit of chaos in weymouth when trying to find the slip by going the wrong way down the one way street along the waterfront too - apologies if you got caught up in the chaos!!!
I was on the r/h quayside just past town bridge when I saw you leave and then return, Sula looked stunning in all Black on the blue/green water,
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Old 25 June 2010, 15:56   #12
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Fantastic ! beautifull boat, coudnt agree more Ribcraft 7.8 makes for lots and lot of hours of pleasure ahead! (not that I'm biased at all !!!!)
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Old 25 June 2010, 16:06   #13
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Yea Ally these are far better especially the one of Ardoran I thought I knew the name Mingulay from somewhere. tell Colin I was asking for him when you see him. Cheers hope to see you on the water sometime when were are up at easdale.
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Old 25 June 2010, 16:10   #14
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After a tortuous drive from weymouth to Oban, we got her in the water on saturday and i have to say she is just fantastic - as you would expect, the build quality is impeccable and everything is just where you would want it...
Very nice in 'stealth black'. I'm picking up a new 4.8m next month. We're doing the trip in 2 days (Kris Kristofferson in Convoy comes to mind!)
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Old 27 June 2010, 03:52   #15
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cant really take any credit for the colour scheme - we nicked it off the ribcraft demo boat!

The things that have surprised us (and all in a good way) have been the fly by wire throttle, which is sooo responsive, the garmin plotter, the scotseats and the tardisesque stowage hatches! no chance to try her in the rough stuff yet as for once scotland seems to be getting a proper summer!

anyway, will pass on your regards to colin jambo and keep an eye out for you around easdale

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Seriously nice RIB! sure you'll love it! Good luck with her!! and post some pics of your travels! The RC's still take some beating.
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thanks maximus - hoping to get in a trip to the outer hebrides later this month so will get some pics uploaded onto ribnet - lets hope this awesome boating weather continues!
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We took delivery of our new rib, Sula, at the weekend and i thought some of you might like to see some pics.

After a tortuous drive from weymouth to Oban, we got her in the water on saturday and i have to say she is just fantastic - as you would expect, the build quality is impeccable and everything is just where you would want it...

The hull felt fantastically balanced and the fly by wire throttle and scotseats should mean she is really comfortable on long trips - of which i hope there will be many!

The sun shone on us all week and it was west coast boating at its best. Thanks to all those on this forum who gave advice during the build - its appreciated, and a big thank you to all at ribcraft for their excellent work.

Still cant wipe the grin off my face!
Saw 'Sula' at the Ribcraft Factory today,as I was leaveing.A Realy Nice piece of Kit! I wondered is she for sale,or maybe haveing work done?
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Old 20 February 2012, 07:15   #20
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Thanks - glad you liked the look of her. She's just down getting a couple of bits and bobs seen to..easier done in the comfort of the factory rather than in the frozen north of scotland. Ribcraft were great and came and picked her up and hoping to have her back in time for end march.

Do you have a new one on order or just browsing?
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