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Old 17 September 2009, 02:13   #31
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If you "like going out in rough weather", why do you limit your choices to a mere ( ) 6m? IN rough weather handling, surely bigger and heavier is better?
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Old 17 September 2009, 02:22   #32
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I mention this about bigger and heavier boats because there are many good second-hand boats for sale at the moment and probably at more competitive prices than a new 6m.
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Old 17 September 2009, 16:05   #33
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Old 17 September 2009, 17:03   #34
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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.

Steve
dont think they make much difference steve i wanted them just for the look i must admit i like the commercial tubes on a rib more chunky looking ...i,d go with them everytime
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Old 19 September 2009, 12:12   #35
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I met Dave from Ribquest at the boat show (2nd Vist this week) and took his 6.5 out and his 7.8 I have to say I was very impressed. He took me out into southampton water so not on the small boat test run that most boats use.
The larger boat certainly changed my mind on Ribquest you were right Tony on choosing this make. The 500 tubes work and look better.
I would not bother with Ballistic or JBT marine. No you cant go out on a Ballistic Rib at the boat show and they when I rang the guys there they dont seem bothered about returning calls etc.
The XS was a good Rib but the best for me was the Redbay storm force 6.5 what a Rib. Im very tempted and am just waiting to see what price Dave at Ribquest can do for me on a 7 metre before I make up my mind.

In order that I think suitable for me. No I have not tried the Viper yet
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Will place an order when I can get the right deal
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Old 19 September 2009, 12:36   #36
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if Excalibur were at the show? Anything new on that front?
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Old 19 September 2009, 15:20   #37
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Old 19 September 2009, 16:47   #39
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I met Dave from Ribquest at the boat show (2nd Vist this week) and took his 6.5 out and his 7.8 I have to say I was very impressed. He took me out into southampton water so not on the small boat test run that most boats use.
The larger boat certainly changed my mind on Ribquest you were right Tony on choosing this make. The 500 tubes work and look better.
I would not bother with Ballistic or JBT marine. No you cant go out on a Ballistic Rib at the boat show and they when I rang the guys there they dont seem bothered about returning calls etc.
The XS was a good Rib but the best for me was the Redbay storm force 6.5 what a Rib. Im very tempted and am just waiting to see what price Dave at Ribquest can do for me on a 7 metre before I make up my mind.

In order that I think suitable for me. No I have not tried the Viper yet
1st Redbay
2nd Ribquest
3rd Ribcraft
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Will place an order when I can get the right deal
well what ever you choose Steve, redbay or ribquest either one are great ribs look forward with great interest on your decision.
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Rebay? ... is that like Ebay but for Reconditioned RNLI ustabees, sorry I mean wannabes?
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