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Old 21 December 2008, 13:08   #11
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IMHO the Ribeye 785 is a horrible boat. I'm not keen on the overall looks of it, they feel quite wobbly at lower speeds as the tubes don't touch the water, it feels quite unresponsive to drive (I have driven ones with various Yamaha engines) the wiring still seems to be rather shocking (literally) and I don't like the deck furniture they put in. However, as a family boat it may well suite. Something like a Scorpion is going to be a lot more usable for serious cruising.
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Old 21 December 2008, 13:22   #12
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which boat/rib

If you look at the rib rally 785 link and follow the videos -

http://www.allsportsresortmaurik.nl/...nduranceclass/

it shows the ribeye 785 in a new light and have to disagree with Tim but then I do use one regularly!
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Old 21 December 2008, 14:14   #13
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re 8 mt ribs

hi
have a look at humber ribs
and northcraft ribs
both do 7/8 mt
and as a diver i go out in rough seas, have had 2 northcraft and 3 humbers RIBs over the years
whey pay for the name i am sure for 25k ish you will get what u are looking for

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Old 22 December 2008, 13:24   #14
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Have a look at the Cougar R8 www.cougar-powerboats.com
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Old 22 December 2008, 14:37   #15
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"Revengers are in a different league to most of the others - make sure you have a good look first - they have been building RIBs for a very long time!!!"

What league is that then
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Old 22 December 2008, 14:41   #16
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"Revengers are in a different league to most of the others - make sure you have a good look first - they have been building RIBs for a very long time!!!"

What league is that then
The same one as Scorpion....................
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Old 23 December 2008, 12:56   #17
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Rear bech seat, capable of keeping a small child safe,good seakeeping,single outboard,seating/sunbed,good build quality,waterskiing and towing toys,softish ride.ONLY one choice: Airshipribs (Cougar) Children/family/race.
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Old 23 December 2008, 13:35   #18
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Well worth a chat with the guys at Ribcraft, their boats in that size bracket are very good.
We have just had a quote for a 7.8m as our second boat, very well priced.

Great reputation for build and sea keeping.
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Old 24 December 2008, 00:35   #19
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There are a lot of well made ribs out there to choose from. I had forgotten about Cougar, but I doubt there would be many in my budget on the used market.

Ribcraft have an excellent build but I always thought of them as being a bit to commercial looking and their newer leisure series I think may be a bit too much.

Budgets are so restrictive !!!
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Old 24 December 2008, 04:06   #20
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Have you dismissed Steve's shakespear offer - sounded pretty impressive to me? And my understanding is a shakespear would fit just the form/function you are looking for.
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