Thoughts on Ribeye 785s
Hello, new to this forum but been into ribs for about 5 years. Have had great fun on a Nuevo Jolly King 6.7 repwered by an Evinrude 200 HP E-TEC in 2009
I do my boating off the coast of Pembrokeshire, beautiful but hardly calm in the St. George's Channel and my boat has always performed beautifully in the most demanding conditions.
I am considering buying a Ribeye 785S, with either a 300 Yamaha or sticking with E-TEC but moving to a 300. Can anyone shed any light on the Ribeye rough water capability ? That low bow concerns me for cussing a following sea!. I demonstrated one recently and was impressed but suspect that the rough water conditions in the English Channel close to the Solent compare little to the Atlantic chop, it was a relatively calm day anyway.
Secondly, yam vs E-TEC . My ETec has never failed to impress me in all respects, power, torque, reliability and fuel economy. The Yam 300 looks to me a great engine but wonder if it can really hold up to the Etec. Any thoughts?