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Old 16 September 2009, 07:03   #21
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I have no doubt that the build quality of the Redbays is far superior to that of any Humber. I do however agree that Ribcrafts would be in a similar league to that of Redbay concerning build quality
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Old 16 September 2009, 08:52   #22
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Just as a matter of interest, did you not find your Avon 580 as seaworthy as you expected? I thought the 580 was supposed to have a new hull design to the 560/620 so wondered what it was like in real life.

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Old 16 September 2009, 09:52   #23
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Old 16 September 2009, 15:36   #24
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matt you will get fat eating all that popcorn you wont fit in your new rib which by the way looks very nice mate
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Old 16 September 2009, 15:44   #25
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6 to 6.5

Thanks for al your replies, I had not looked at the viper so that ones now on my list. I did have a demo in the Ribquest the other day at Southampton and it was a very nice Rib.

I dont think that my Avon 580 was set up right the bow rode too high. It had a Honda 135 on but I kept damaging the prop, had 2 new ones and had already reworked the old ones. Damaged by coming in to Christchurh harbour and along the river. Also the console was too far back I think. After I did my intermediate RYA couse I put some ballast in the bow which helped but the setup was not right so she had to go.
Budget up to 30k and Im normally in the Rib on my own. Im thinking of dry stacking the new one.
Cat B and C yes I can see the difference but cat B is tested for around 12 foot waves yes No I would not be out in anything like that but its nice to know that the boat under you is tested for that level.

Any more ? You guys with the coastline what are they like
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Old 16 September 2009, 15:48   #26
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If i was going to change or upgrade again, I will be looking around but another Ribquest is at the top of my list possibly one of the 7m boats if I can get a good deal, Found Dave helpfull and good to deal with. tested the 7.3 at ribex in a fair chop, easily one of the best 7m boats I've experienced.

You get a tube size / style options with ribquest I would always go for the bigger tubes, doesnt make much difference I just preffer the commercial style of tube.

Just make sure you get a good test drive before you make your decision. [/QUOTE]

I, went for the commercial tubes on domino they look fantastic
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Old 16 September 2009, 16:05   #27
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Old 16 September 2009, 17:35   #28
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Tony Ive seen pictures of your Ribquest very nice and I now know it was on show at the boat show. Dave took me out in the 6.3 metre rib but yours looked better with the larget tubes on it will handle rougher weather than the smaller tube one. Your factory pictures also looked great. I must admit I loved the rear triple seating on these ribs. Hope you enjoy yours.

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Old 16 September 2009, 18:00   #29
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Cheers Tony!! should be ready soon, engine hopefully arriving this morning! yeeeha
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