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Old 06 October 2012, 03:58   #1
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yam 550 rib ???

Any one got any info or views about the yam 550 rib please? And also does anyone no its spec e.g. width, tube size? Thanks
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Old 06 October 2012, 14:45   #2
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anything???????
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Old 06 October 2012, 19:18   #3
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pics or a link would help . Didn't know yamaha did a rib , are you sure its not a make of rib that uses yamaha engines , such as "rib eye 550 powered by yamaha"
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Yam, Tohatsu and other brands doesn't make ribs, buys them to a Asian manufacturer, this is a nice rib alternative. Are light, well made and powerful, 420 to 580 mt. UK available. Check 3D Tender Youtube.

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Old 07 October 2012, 15:11   #5
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Hi, thanks for adding your thoughts. Its a "Yam 550R" I think a french rib but cant find much online about them. If anyone's got any views I'd be really grateful. They look like this:

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Old 07 October 2012, 15:33   #6
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http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...s908Kk6Os_D0VA

looks like the boat was for sale here last year , maybe the last owner could give you some info .
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My local dealer had a 480 version for sale and felt it was lightly built which made it go well on a smallish engine -quite shallow v on it. It looked nice enough to me but obviously lightly built in comparison to say a similar sized Humber or the like. Not sure if the 550 is a different animal. Also not sure if the tubes are Hypalon or PVC. If PVC may be less durable.
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I had a yam480 and was very happy with it, as mentioned quite a shallow v hull but she went well, and was great fun with a very family friendly layout, in my opinion she was every well put together.
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Those nice shallow V hulls compared to pricey UK build deep V ribs with huge tubes are mostly for coastal waters uses on calm or slight choppy conditions. This doesn't mean you cannot venture to open seas, just will wet yourself more with high chop.

Needs smaller HP long shaft engines, are extremely light and well built, of course less pricy option that professional ribs. Seems Yam doesn't sell them any more, just sells small sibs with their logo along with Yam engines. Excellent alternative if with low budget and can find a used one in top conditions.

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A YAM550R come original from Capelli (www.cantieri-capelli.it). This is an Italian brand. They made these boats special for Yamaha.

A few specs are:

- Length 5,50mtr
- Width 2,55mtr
- Dry weight about 500kg
- Have very thick tubes (55cm)
- They all have hypalon tubes

The boats are well built but are intended for nice weather. Although in rouhgh conditions they wil do it.

P.S. My English is not so good, my apology for that.
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