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Old 17 March 2001, 03:19   #1
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YAMAHA R.I.B'S

I am looking at buying a yam rib (480r) with a yamaha 50hp four stroke. what do you think of yam ribs? i am coming from a fletcher with a 60hp 2 stroke mercury on it do you think ill notice much in the power difference? is £7000 a competetive price for this boat its in a1 condition, 2000 boat and engine, roller coaster trailer.

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Old 18 March 2001, 18:45   #2
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Before buying a Yam RIB check what material their transoms are now made of .

I believe that several problems were encountered in the last year with transom delamination problems because ( incredibly !)the wood inside the GRP coated transom was not Marine grade ply and absorbed water through gelcoat cracks , Swelled up and then split or delaminated the transom .

I know of at least one boat here (supplied to one of my training clients )in Ireland with this problem . The replacement boat supplied free of charge by Yamaha also has the same problem .

Bear in mind as I say this that I am a firm Yamahe O/B engine fan as previous postings will tell .

Having said that I have been pleasantly surprised at how well these little Ribs handle . The square nose makes them excellent as Sailing club safety boats .

I would humbly suggest that 50 hp on a Yam 480 is slightly overpowered . By this I mean that it would be dangerous in a beginners hands and " exciting " in an experienced coxswains hands particularly in a following sea. 40 HP would still be fun . Having said that 4 stroke 50 hp would not be as lively as a 50 hp 2 stroke .

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I believe that Yam RIBS are actually built by Valiant in Portugal ... or were? A chap I know had one (480 + 75hp) but he had problems with the hull cracking under stress and I believe got a refund from Yamaha.

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Old 20 March 2001, 02:35   #4
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ILL CHECK THAT OUT ! WOULD YOU SAY £7000 IS A REASONABLE PRICE ?
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Jahno,

I'dve thought that £7k was a reasonable price if its all in good nick. 4 stroke engines tend to command a little bit of a premium so it sounds like a fair deal.

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Does anyone know which kind of engine you have to place on the yam 480R? Should it be a long tail or is there a possibility for a short tail to fit?

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Slightly confused but whos running this post.....

Jono orJahno ????

Jono is a powerboat instructor/buisiness man who posts lots of posts and jahno I have never heard of.
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Jahno was Jono before Jono came and nicked his Nic.. the Jahno became Jono G.... There.. that's cleared that up for you .... ...
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Jahno was Jono before Jono came and nicked his Nic.. the Jahno became Jono G.... There.. that's cleared that up for you .... ...
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I saw that Steve..

Never heard that one before but I feel I may need to steal it and re-use it at a suitable juncture...







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