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Old 23 July 2018, 12:44   #1
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A RIB owner (at last)

After three years of tube kicking, I finally just became a RIB owner.

Have dropped a remarkable amount of money on a 3 year old assembly of plastic and air (aka RedBay Stormforce 7.4).

Will be running it out of Roundstone, Co. Galway - mostly for family summer fun.

Iím at the foot of a very steep learning curve. So apologies for all the newbie questions that will inevitably follow.

Paul
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Old 23 July 2018, 13:06   #2
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Well done Paul. I am just north of you in clew bay

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Old 23 July 2018, 13:06   #3
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Well done Paul. I am just north of you in clew bay



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Ah: thatís where I tested the RIB. Around Lennonís Island and into Newport. Unbelievable seascapes.
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Old 23 July 2018, 16:36   #5
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After three years of tube kicking, I finally just became a RIB owner.

Have dropped a remarkable amount of money on a 3 year old assembly of plastic and air (aka RedBay Stormforce 7.4).

Will be running it out of Roundstone, Co. Galway - mostly for family summer fun.

Iím at the foot of a very steep learning curve. So apologies for all the newbie questions that will inevitably follow.

Paul
Sorry Paul, but this is a terriable Post

( Not becuase youve spent an obscence figure of money on having fun & enjoying yourself) ( how much did you spend ???)

But becuase theres no photo's of the this Glorious rib

Come on, please post all the photo's
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LoL. Yes: embarrassed to say I got mugged into this! http://www.redbayboats.com/product/r...rmforce-7-4-s/
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LoL. Yes: embarrassed to say I got mugged into this! http://www.redbayboats.com/product/r...rmforce-7-4-s/
STUNNING boat! Congratulations!!!
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After three years of tube kicking, I finally just became a RIB owner.
Time well spent. Welcome to Team Redbay.

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STUNNING boat! Congratulations!!!

Itís one metre (and £20k...) more than I was planning but is (I think) perfect for my needs (2 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs) with 160 hours Suzuki DF250.
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Itís one metre (and £20k...) more than I was planning but is (I think) perfect for my needs (2 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs) with 160 hours Suzuki DF250.
I've a 6.5 Stormforce with a 200 on the back and I love her dearly. She lives up around Malin Head and I've never had such confidence in any previous boat. I can only imagine what the 7.4 is like.
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I've a 6.5 Stormforce with a 200 on the back and I love her dearly. She lives up around Malin Head and I've never had such confidence in any previous boat. I can only imagine what the 7.4 is like.

Thanks Pingu. Sheís great. Way too expensive....but hoping sheís a ten-year keeper. Iím (slightly obsessively...) having her fully serviced (unnecessarily) before putting her in the water next week.
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Redbays are a sought after boat. Especially in this part of the world. I don't see her ever costing you much when you do decide to let her go. As for being obsessive... I spend a solid two hours every time I 'put her to bed' after use. You sound as bad! I must get contact details off you for the day you decide to trade up.
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She lives up around Malin Head and I've never had such confidence in any previous boat...
I'm up there every couple of weeks over the summer looking for sharks - must keep an eye out for you. I rarely see a RIB out...
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I'm up there every couple of weeks over the summer looking for sharks - must keep an eye out for you. I rarely see a RIB out...
What boat do you have Wilk? If you've a picture handy that'd be good. (any excuse to salivate over another Redbay)
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What boat do you have Wilk?
As this is a Redbay Owners Thread (not a Parker Promotions Production) I'll defer to the OP and refer you to the RIBase link in my profile to the left...
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As this is a Redbay Owners Thread (not a Parker Promotions Production) I'll defer to the OP and refer you to the RIBase link in my profile to the left...

Ah, go on...
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Ah, go on...

Paul's got a point.
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Ah, go on...
No, this is your thread - time for you to get a few photos of your very interesting 7.4m online! Was she coded at P3 in the "Free State " or was she UK coded only?
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Dual coded, is all I know Willk. Coding was just a ďnice to haveĒ so I didnít prove it too deeply..
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Dual coded, is all I know Willk. Coding was just a ďnice to haveĒ so I didnít prove it too deeply..
P3 doesn't come lightly, if she had it then it's a very nice box to have ticked. You may want to dispense with some of the liferaft frame steel, but the wee extras will always stand you in good stead. You were right to stretch to 7.4m with the lading list you quoted - wains and dogs. I ran a 6.5m for a few seasons and it would have struggled spacewise. The 7.4m is an absolutely fabulous hull in that configuration. Enjoy!
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