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Old 08 December 2017, 10:26   #1
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The best looking rib ever made?

Over the years I have often looked at the Red bay web page ( and dreamt that I won the lotto). I allways thought that their ribs looked ok but a bit agricultural (see protector or shearwater for a good looking rib) , that was until this afternoon. I believe that this is one of the best looking ribs that I have ever laid eyes on.

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How big of a lotto win would you need for such a rib?

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Old 08 December 2017, 11:07   #2
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I believe that this is one of the best looking ribs that I have ever laid eyes on.
Modesty almost prevents me from agreeing with you

She is the lastest Spawn of The Beast. The hull has been tweaked a couple of times since #1 and the console is #5 of what I like to refer to as the Endurance Console. I approached Redbay back in 2012 about building a new console for me and fortuitously they had been contemplating such a thing themselves. A win for me as the plug was built to suit missus willk and I personally although I had mine shortened in the sides a touch to maintain easy access to the water. I haven't had a chance to drive A-D yet but I live in hope (that's a hint Tom). She seems to have the poke of The Beast and the creature comfort of the willkcraft, so I suspect she'll be legend over a snotty day at sea. No meaningful idea of what she would cost (but lots). Couple of pics of the console in build:
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Totally agree with you TSM - an absolute cracker especially in real life

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I haven't had a chance to drive A-D yet but I live in hope (that's a hint Tom). :
Yes I also have a promise of a spin - (another hint Tom)

So willk if you can organise a "works outing" I'll be up in a heartbeat
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Looks good for sure the redbay.

I will have one of these please, one of best looking imo. One is sitting in largs for sale I think at 250k
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Too gappy. Needs more GRP.

Cockpit enclosure is a thumbs down.
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It would have to be a scorpion rib ,this 8.5m with the stepped hull is a real head turner ,just need to win the Lottery Click image for larger version

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Over the years I have often looked at the Red bay web page ( and dreamt that I won the lotto). I allways thought that their ribs looked ok but a bit agricultural (see protector or shearwater for a good looking rib) , that was until this afternoon. I believe that this is one of the best looking ribs that I have ever laid eyes on.

Our Fastest Boat Yet! - Redbay Boats

How big of a lotto win would you need for such a rib?

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Yet I think cabin ribs are by far the worst looking style, aren’t we a funny old bunch
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I get the feeling that an error has crept into this thread as the title should really read:

The best ever looking rib ever made by Redbay.

Some of you guys have probably never been down to the Solent on a nice day as there a loads of stunning ribs around
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Some of you guys have probably never been down to the Solent
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