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Old 21 May 2012, 14:58   #1
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Bought my first RIB, Ribcraft 5.85

Hi.

Just wanna tell that for a week ago i bought my first RIB.
A Ribcraft 5.85 with a 115 yamaha. Both boat and engine are from 2006.

It's a great boat and i'm in love

It handles the sea really good. I've been out in pretty bad weather here, and the boat feels very safe and you are always dry when you come home.

It's often choppy sea here in "Kalmarsund", and the waves are also sometimes short and high. But the boat handles this too. You just got to hang on tight and keep up the speed

Remember someone said "I think the human will give up before the boat", and hmmm yeah..... i can agree about that. After a wile jumping in the waves you are getting tired but it is so fun....

I also have plans to install som more equipment like VHF, stereo and sonar.
I think there will be some more question later on.

Best Regards.
Mårten "Happy owner" Svensson
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Old 21 May 2012, 15:12   #2
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Welcome to ribnet looks a nice rib have loads of fun
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Old 21 May 2012, 15:13   #3
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and welcome to the Ribcraft club! You have bought yourself a really good sea boat speaking from experience. Your Rib looks a nice piece of kit and I wish you well with her and many safe hours on her.
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Old 21 May 2012, 15:17   #4
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Nice looking boat and a well respected make Happy ribbing.
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Old 21 May 2012, 15:18   #5
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hello Mårten, welcome to ribbing looks a great boat, have fun
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Old 21 May 2012, 15:53   #6
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All of the above.....Enjoy!
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Old 21 May 2012, 16:36   #7
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Great boat!! My 2nd Rib was a 5.45 Ribcraft and I always thought it punched way above its size!! I even took it across the channel!!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed mine (and still love my current 7.8 RC!!!)
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Old 21 May 2012, 16:37   #8
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Old 21 May 2012, 17:25   #9
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Nice boat, good choice and welcome to the forum. Make sure a VHF is the first thing you install.
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Old 22 May 2012, 02:07   #10
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Loverly boat have fun & stay safe welcome to Ribnet
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Old 22 May 2012, 02:20   #11
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cracking boat! welcome!!

I have only been on 2 585's but both times i was very impressed with the soft ride and robust build!

hope you have many happy days!
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Old 23 May 2012, 16:18   #12
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I've got a Ribcraft 585 and it's superb a bit heavy but very tough. You always feel safe in it as I hit the bottom of the 20 foot wave we were all convinced that we were going down. The bow stuffed in then lifted us up at an astonishing angle. You will have some fun with that.
Put the VHF on the list first.
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Old 24 May 2012, 05:23   #13
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I've got a Ribcraft 585 and it's superb a bit heavy but very tough. You always feel safe in it as I hit the bottom of the 20 foot wave we were all convinced that we were going down. The bow stuffed in then lifted us up at an astonishing angle. You will have some fun with that.
Put the VHF on the list first.
My 585 was probably the best all round rib I've owned or been in.
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Old 27 May 2012, 04:38   #14
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Hi Marten,
Welcome to Ribnet.
Congratulations on the your 5.85 - they are great boats. I've got a 5.3 - couldn't quite run to the 5.85, but I think it's the one I'd have chosen in an ideal world.
They are very dry & seaworthy boats - I know my 5.3 will take stronger weather than I'd risk!
Enjoy your ribbing

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Old 27 May 2012, 04:49   #15
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My 585 was probably the best all round rib I've owned or been in.
Really?
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Old 27 May 2012, 06:36   #16
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Really?
Yup, I did say "all round". Towable, economic, capable, easy to launch light handed, well built,
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