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Old 17 March 2011, 16:31   #11
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[QUOTE=willk;393009] Naughty! I find email to be a very poor substitute

thats f***kin disgusting id tell them to stick there rib where the sun dont shine, get my money back and go elsewhere, if i treated my customers like that id have no work end the contract now ...!! and go elsewhere
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Old 17 March 2011, 16:50   #12
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thats f***kin disgusting id tell them to stick there rib where the sun dont shine, get my money back and go elsewhere,

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thats f***kin disgusting id tell them to stick there rib where the sun dont shine, get my money back and go elsewhere,

Ribquest.
no mate anybody... i just would but up with such crap from anyone i mean orderd last july its a joke

by the way have you got your name down for the april cruise mate ?
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Old 17 March 2011, 16:58   #14
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no mate anybody... i just would but up with such crap from anyone i mean orderd last july its a joke
Well i wouldnt either, thats why it would be Ribquest or another vipermax, in either order.
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You'll get plenty of comms from Osprey HQ. Roy Bish could chat for the West Mids. 'Awwwriight'.
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Old 17 March 2011, 17:03   #16
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Old 17 March 2011, 17:20   #17
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There's something just doesn't ring right here...
I'm with you Leapy - Something's off. Having said that, punters do write a load of bollix in their War & Peace emails. It would take a day to answer some that took them fifteen minutes to type. Phonecall, five minutes - done. Confirmation email by all means
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Old 17 March 2011, 18:13   #18
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to answer your actual question...i have a 6.8 ribcraft with a 250 df on the back.
the boat came proped more for load ie: 6 adults so has a 19.5 inch pitch prop.
currently at wot (6100) she'll do 47 knots....i could (should) reprop imo and get a 23 inch prop which i would think cut the wot but increase top speed slightly when light loaded

as to the engine on this hull...it is very stern heavy and drags at slow speed so much so i have toyed with the idea of trim tabs as well as another prop but money stops this just now.
the boat takes the 250 fine (it was fitted by ribcraft) but if i were too re engine the hull after having this one for 4 years...i'd be looking at a smaller engine which hopefully would be a bit lighter...at a guess i reckon a 200 would be right...

your offer of a 175 i could see you'd be pushing it hard more than if you had a 200-250
i can run the 250 at 4000rpm and be doing 30-35 knots which with the family aboard is plenty.

as to customer service i went in last month and had nothing but help and great advice from jason behind the counter.

ps as a little thought....i've just had to replace my trim ram with a new one as i had a pea size hole corroded through the oil gallery..
I must have a bad earth somewhere on the boat ut have now got a bonding wire which connects the ram to the anode which wasnt on it when i bought it.
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Old 17 March 2011, 18:57   #19
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The OPs experience sounds familiar, been there, done it, got the boat ( eventually)
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Old 17 March 2011, 19:52   #20
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the boat takes the 250 fine (it was fitted by ribcraft) but if i were too re engine the hull after having this one for 4 years...i'd be looking at a smaller engine which hopefully would be a bit lighter...at a guess i reckon a 200 would be right...
Most current 200/250 outboards are based on the same lump. The DF200 & 250 (&225) are 3.6 litre V6 motors. The Df150/175 motors are 4-cylinder 2.9 litre units which weigh around 45kg less, but lack the grunt of their big V6 brothers.
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