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Old 04 February 2017, 15:57   #11
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slight typo there bud with the sizes so not sure what you are asking?

performance is i cruise anywhere between 22 and 25 knots depending on where we are going and i get 0.8-0.9lpm. max speed is about 45 knots but obviously rarely up there or close to it.
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Old 04 February 2017, 16:11   #12
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slight typo there bud with the sizes so not sure what you are asking?

performance is i cruise anywhere between 22 and 25 knots depending on where we are going and i get 0.8-0.9lpm. max speed is about 45 knots but obviously rarely up there or close to it.
Sorry meant to say price difference in price between 6.4 to 6.8.

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Old 04 February 2017, 16:22   #13
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i got prices for quite a few boats so i can't remember exactly to be honest, i bought mine when it was about 10 months old ish so i saved a few quid

it was a few K more new if memory serves as it is a completely different hull from the 6.4. the 6.8 is the same width as the larger ones and the 6.4 is the longest one they make with the slightly narrower hull.

Last tango has a 6.5 coastline and we have a friend with a 6.5 ribeye, the RC is quite a bit bigger in every way due to the wider/longer hull. what is also noticeable is how deep the V is and how tall the boat is on the trailer subsequently.

i have genuinely been impressed with LT's coastline though, it is holding up very well and has been out in everything mine has so worth adding to your list.

i actually went to see a 6.4 ribcraft but the seller was a twat, refused to let me hear engine running for example but it was a nice boat sitting on trailer and typical ribcraft build.

i've not been on many ribs so i can't offer much advice on how comfortable it is compared to others but i quit long before the boat...hence i'm putting suspension seats on

if you want to see some 6.8 vids have a looksy at my YT channel, you will also see the 6.5 coastline in most of them and occasionally the ribeye 6.5

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Old 05 February 2017, 07:31   #14
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Not sure where you are....but you're more than welcome to come and Try a run out in Raptor my 6.8 sometime!...I'm in the South West..
My advice as always is to try as many RIBs and layouts (in various conditions) as possible before you commit
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I have an XS 6.5 with Merc 150 on it which I got new in October and am very pleased with it - power / handling / layout etc. It's kept up the road a little from you at Hayling. You are welcome to come have a look / ride on it on a weekend; the boat gets wet most weekends.

Also Hayling Island Sailing Club has a few XS Ribs of varying sizes so worth popping in got a look.
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Old 05 February 2017, 13:01   #16
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Ribcraft all the way. they are by far the best boats by a country mile.
All built in house and built like the proverbial!
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There's absolutely nothing wrong with a Ribcraft, but treat with a pinch of salt anyone who says one brand is fundamentally a whole load better than EVERY other.


+1 "BEST" is a relative term at umm best! Best in terms of what? Price? Colour? Amount of blue piping? Weight (light or heavy) speed of delivery from order....Yada Yada! "Best" hast to be quantified, best out of how many? Best of all? Best out of the ones you've tried (how many have you tried?) Best out of all boats made in ..........(insert name of town, county, communist state) Best for racing, rescue, fishing, diving?
I could go on and on and on................
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I'm on to my 2nd Osprey - the 6.8 Vipermax- fantastic sea boat, and a wide beam and many seating options makes it really family friendly and comfortable. I've got a Optimax 200HO on the back and I've had 49.8knts 3 up with 200ltrs if fuel on board! Love it!
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Ribcraft all the way. they are by far the best boats by a country mile.
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Absolute horse poo, my current boat is THE best!! ( Brand specific?? - not really – just depends on what I own at the time…………...…..)
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