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Old 24 May 2004, 12:10   #21
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If you were to have the merc 1.7tdi it is a lot simpler than runnign a petrol outboard. You jump in the boat and you turn the key. There is no pumping fuel, opening air vents, revs, choke etc, you just turn the key.

As for the trailers i went twin axle for safty reasons and im pleased with it. Its quite a bit smoother on the road and not too difficult to manouver by hand. I have to push it into a narrow driveway each time and i just lift the jockey wheel as high as it will go and then it only rides on the back 2 wheels and is much easier to turn.
yep that makes sense!
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Old 24 May 2004, 12:28   #22
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Thanks again

This is looking very positive.

Is the diesel going to be powerful enough to scare the hell out of me? Is 140 the right engine for this rib?

Thans ever so, especailly for advice on trailer and comments on diesel
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Old 24 May 2004, 13:02   #23
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I think you should add Ribeye to your list of boats to view.

I went through similar research as you last year, and I had a similar list of various Ribs as you.

Simply put, I'm very happy with my boat in every way and as a result feel I should recommend Ribeyes to you.

I keep it in central London regularly at Chelsea Harbour, and would be happy to show it to you should you be in the area. Otherwise their are a few dealers along the South Coast
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Old 24 May 2004, 13:32   #24
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If you were to have the merc 1.7tdi it is a lot simpler than runnign a petrol outboard. You jump in the boat and you turn the key. There is no pumping fuel, opening air vents, revs, choke etc, you just turn the key.
I dont know what sort of outbourds you are used to but all i do wiith my Mariner 4 stroke is turn the key........
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Old 24 May 2004, 13:47   #25
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If you were to have the merc 1.7tdi it is a lot simpler than runnign a petrol outboard. You jump in the boat and you turn the key. There is no pumping fuel, opening air vents, revs, choke etc, you just turn the key.
I dont know what sort of outbourds you are used to but all i do wiith my Mariner 4 stroke is turn the key........
Well i owned a 60hp yamaha 2 stroke and had to do all of the above before starting.
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Old 24 May 2004, 14:22   #26
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Is the diesel going to be powerful enough to scare the hell out of me?
Do you scare easily?
I would suspect that the answer will be... yes, initially... until you get used to it. Then you'll want about 140-150hp on a 6.5...

When can you next get out for a day on the water? I'm sure I can find some time to test your limit of "scare factor". If I can't find it, I pass you to Daniel. If he can't find it, he can pass you to Rogue Wave. If he can't find it, you're a nutter. Cookee may be able to assist, but after Cookee, only Alan Priddy or Jan Falkowski can deal with the totally insane!

But seriously though, you really do need to do some test drives. That's the only way you'll get a feel for what you want.

BTW modern 2-strokes (Optimax, HPDI and E-Tec) are a bit different from old technology carburetted 2-strokes. Electric fuel priming, automatic electronic fuel metering so no need for choke and no smoke on start-up.

Tim, was your Ribeye UK built or South Africa built?

(Chrisallse - thanks for not burning my house down whilst I was away for the weekend!)
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Old 24 May 2004, 14:22   #27
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Is 140 the right engine for this rib?
I think you'll find the 1.7 is 120hp at flywheel, 112 at prop. For info; outboards are rated at the prop.

If you want proper fun, you need more power. 150 is ok. If it's a good hull 200 is better. Petrol costs a lot of money though.

Modern outboards are pretty well turnkey. You may have to squeeze the fuel bulb a couple of times first. Not really a problem, is it?

4 wheels travel better. They're kinda a vehicle in their own right. Difficult to manoeuvre by hand (the tyres drag when turning).

Your car will pull that rig but it will be working very hard.
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Old 24 May 2004, 15:58   #28
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ribex

anybody will be around at the cowes ribshow on friday the fourth
thanks
ps richard b i have drop you a private message
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Old 24 May 2004, 16:06   #29
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I note nobody seems excited about the proffered Narwhal:

We have one Narwhal 5.8 Metre Rib + Engine + Trailer package available a special price - spec:

1 x Mariner 75hp 2 Stroke ELPTO Outboard
Blue Tubes/ White Hull
Double jockey console
Snipe Trailer.

Price: £10,995 inc.
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Old 24 May 2004, 16:17   #30
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I note nobody seems excited about the proffered Narwhal:

We have one Narwhal 5.8 Metre Rib + Engine + Trailer package available a special price - spec:

1 x Mariner 75hp 2 Stroke ELPTO Outboard
Blue Tubes/ White Hull
Double jockey console
Snipe Trailer.

Price: £10,995 inc.
Engine way too small for a 5.8m RIB to be at all exciting. And a Mariner 75 will be an old style carburetted 2-stroke. As for Narwhal RIBs, well.... a friend of mine once had one, and I'll tell you privately what he said about it so I don't upset anyone. Anyway, he sold it to a chap who was so happy to buy it that when he came to collect it he was crying. Emotional stuff this! (DanielTD5 has a very smart looking 4.5 - oh no he hasn't it's a Valiant. Some other people on the Forum have Narwhals and haven't had many probs as I remember)

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ps richard b i have drop you a private message
Hi Arnaud... will reply v soon!
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