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Old 20 February 2017, 11:51   #1
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Buying a RIB

I am considering buying a RIB. I already own a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 655 and I have about 20 years experience of spending money on boats

I have my eyes on a Rib-X Explorer 640 fitted with a Suzuki 140hp four stroke.

I would appreciate the forums views on this setup, particularly...

Will this outfit be able to pull a 17st skier/wakeboarder?
How seaworthy are these RIBs?
Any views on Rib-X as a make?

Any anything else you think relevant

Thanks in advance for your views


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Old 21 February 2017, 04:00   #2
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Hi Ian,

I've never owned one so can't comment on performance, but from what I've seen, I would check the strength of the deck areas particularly around any deck hatches (both the forward hatch and the one under the bench seat at the rack). I don't know if it was a common problem (where they haven't laminated the ply under the deck), but worth checking. I sold one a while ago

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