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Old 16 March 2011, 16:32   #1
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What engine for ribcraft 6.8 (again)

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I ordered a 6.8 Ribcraft back in July last year (had good advice on this forum). Due to all kind of problems (on sellers side) delivery was postponed time by time. Initially a 175 Suzi was fitted in the deal we made (1st down payment made in that time as well). Because the boat was still not delivered at the end of October and season was ending I asked them to delivery the boat and engine at the beginning of the new season (both in 2011 spec. /year of man.). I changed the engine size to 225 HP (at significant costs) as well. For this I gave them a signed order. A couple of weeks after I got a replay it would take 4 months lead time for the 225 HP Suzi to order as it was not available in the UK. I answered them it was no problem for me to wait. Now 4 months later they tell me they didnít receive the reaction that I accept the 4- months lead time!!! And offer me a 175 HP engine instead. If I want the 225 HP Suzi I have to wait another 4 months.

What to do now?
1) Look at another brand for the 225 HP engine;
2) Go for the 250 HP (same engine as 225 HP);
3) Go back to 175 HP;
4) Or...... end contact with Ribcraft (ask my money back) and look for somthing else.

By the way I do not understand the 225 HP engine is in Suzukiís UKís list if they donít sell this engine in the UK (at least Ribcraft is telling me this).

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Old 16 March 2011, 16:34   #2
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Ditch the engine order and ask for the boat to be completed without engine.

Once you've got it get a Verado fitted or a Yamaha 4 stroke.

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Old 16 March 2011, 16:51   #3
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Ribcraft website states max for this boat is 225hp I would think that the 175hp would fly anyway.

I had heard elsewhere that there is difficulty in getting the large size suzukis at the moment.... dont know why

However this one is for sale on ebay brand new from main dealer
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SUZUKI-DF-225-...item5d238f0a85
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Old 17 March 2011, 14:43   #4
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I had the 225 suzuki fitted to my 7.5 sport, top speed 46 knotts,
Depends on what you are using the boat for, but i would be shouting loudly at ribcraft to get me my 225
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Old 17 March 2011, 14:54   #5
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I have a ETec 225 on my Ribcraft 6.8. Top speed has been 47kts with a Rebel 19" prop but I currently have a Cyclone 4-blade 19" with a top speed of 45kts but much faster acceleration (and stopping!). For some reason my ETec won't rev beyond 5,150 so the top-end speed would probably be higher with one that was revving properly.
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I'd cancel the 225 Suzy as it's a bit of a lazy old lump, order an Etec 225 and have Ribcraft rig it. It'll rip compared to Fat Suze.
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Old 17 March 2011, 15:39   #7
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problem now solved. I called Suzuki UK myself, they had two 225 engines in stock. For ditching the engine Ribcraft wanted to give me silly money back so I Kept the Suzi.
Bit disapointed I had to find it out myself (and Ribcraft didn't contact me for more then 4 months).

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Ribcraft- crap comms?



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Ribcraft- crap comms?



Naughty! I find email to be a very poor substitute for Communication. Unless you treat it like printed mail and then the punters don't find it as much fun any more, 'cos they have to think about what they wrote - ouch!
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There's something just doesn't ring right here...
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