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Old 31 January 2014, 14:55   #1
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Yippee!!!!!

Finally after months of searching, dithering and getting very dissolutioned found a Ribeye, deposit paid collect in a week or so so am now a proper RIBnobber

Very excited but also little anxious, engine was stolen (considering new Etec 90hp) also need to fit Charplotter, DSC etc so will be posting regularly for help and advise over the coming weeks

Cant wait to meet up with some of you guys on the water
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Old 31 January 2014, 15:00   #2
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Looks really nice, well done. If you need an engine there are a couple of really helpful trade members on here that will sell you a brand new or secondhand outboard.
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Old 31 January 2014, 15:13   #3
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When its cleaned up and had all the kit fitted confident it will look like new Chris, its 2010 vintage but hasnt been used for a couple years (long story!)

Definetely looking for engine, like I said thinking new Etec but would consider good second hand from reputable dealer so hopefully the traders will be along shortly
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Old 31 January 2014, 15:19   #4
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Well done it looks very nice!

Is it an A600?
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Old 31 January 2014, 15:25   #5
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Old 31 January 2014, 15:48   #6
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Nice boat. Really like these Ribeyes with proper rear seats.

Engine choice - keep us posted.
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Old 31 January 2014, 16:11   #7
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It'll be nice to see a Ribeye without a 4 stroke Yam on it
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Old 31 January 2014, 16:17   #8
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WHY?.....you know where the last one went?
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Old 31 January 2014, 19:04   #9
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Good on ya mate!! Looks a very nice rib.
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Old 01 February 2014, 03:34   #10
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except it has a powered by Yamaha logo on it! i would stick to something bombproof to power it. the hulls and fitments are pretty good i hear so would be a shame to ruin it!!
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Old 01 February 2014, 04:11   #11
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Looks great. Be interesting to see how she goes with the Etec, rather than the usual Yams. When the time comes give me a shout, might be able to help with electrics (we try to beat most UK prices) and or Engine. Nothing suitable right now though on the engine front but do have a 2008 Etec 90 coming in this month

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Old 01 February 2014, 04:23   #12
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Nice You bought it at the right time, you can spend the next month or two sorting all the bits out as the weather improves.

Whereas I bought my first RIB in the Autumn last year and just when I got it all sorted (almost) the rain, wind and freezing temperatures all conspired to leave me frustrated.
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Old 15 February 2014, 13:31   #13
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Update .... For various reasons pulled out the Ribeye deal :-( not all bad news bought XS500 from Solent Spence :-) this one is plug and play so hope to launch down at Portland in the not to distant future if anyone fancies joining me?
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Old 15 February 2014, 13:35   #14
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Update .... For various reasons pulled out the Ribeye deal :-( not all bad news bought XS500 from Solent Spence :-) this one is plug and play so hope to launch down at Portland in the not to distant future if anyone fancies joining me?
I'm after a ribeye 500...is it still out there for sale?
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Old 13 October 2014, 17:30   #15
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hi how are you getting on with the xs 500 im interested in buying a new one
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Old 14 October 2014, 13:27   #16
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Love it Andyces! Easy to tow behind family car (have 1.9 diesel Astra) done about 80 hrs and over 900 miles since Feb in calm and not so calm waters, if I was buying new wouldn't have long range fuel tank or battery under helm jockey thou .... If you want any more info please feel free to PM me
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Well done- looks great! Enjoy :-)
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Love it Andyces! Easy to tow behind family car (have 1.9 diesel Astra) done about 80 hrs and over 900 miles since Feb in calm and not so calm waters, if I was buying new wouldn't have long range fuel tank or battery under helm jockey thou .... If you want any more info please feel free to PM me
got any images of ur xs500 on here??
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