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Old 04 February 2012, 17:04   #41
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Hi WillK, I am still looking for a RIB .... just came across a Ribeye 6M which is in great nick, any views on the model? any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated, Thanks, Paddy
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we are currently looking seriously at a Ribeye 6M, any insight you have would be greatly appreciated, are they suited to coastal waters ...... west cork in Ireland on the Atlantic?
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Paddy, I believe Darwin would have a lot to say about boat design and how particular designs have evolved to be successful in local environments. I'd therefore be looking at the popular local brands / designs and trying to identify what makes them successful and replicating that.
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I am currently looking at a Ribeye 6M, any insight you have would be greatly appreciated, would it be suitable for coastal waters in west cork, Ireland on the Atlantic?
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Perfect. Get it bought.
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Paddy, I believe Darwin would have a lot to say about boat design and how particular designs have evolved to be successful in local environments. I'd therefore be looking at the popular local brands / designs and trying to identify what makes them successful and replicating that.
British RIB'S For British Waters! If you want to add.. Good Pedigree,Used by Proffessionals,Longevity-i.e plenty of Older models still opperateing,High residuals,access to up-grade parts, spares ect,Oh and for me Hypalon!..You'll be getting there.
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British RIB'S For British Waters! If you want to add.. Good Pedigree,Used by Proffessionals,Longevity-i.e plenty of Older models still opperateing,High residuals,access to up-grade parts, spares ect,Oh and for me Hypalon!..You'll be getting there.
Good luck finding a British engine for British waters! Seagull anyone ?

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we are currently looking seriously at a Ribeye 6M, any insight you have would be greatly appreciated, are they suited to coastal waters ...... west cork in Ireland on the Atlantic?
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Go for it For the West Irish coast, there's nothing better suited that a Solent Gin Palace wannabe. Don't waste your time looking at Redbay, Halmatic, Parker, Ribcraft, Osprey etc. They just aren't up to the job
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Mmm... that is not really what I meant (especially since the op is asking about Irish waters, and plenty of British boats would be ideal). What I mean is look at what other people locally are using for the sort of boating you want to do. Then try to understand why and either go for the same or something that ticks those boxes. There may well be boats built in China, Poland, South Africa or Portugal that have what you want. A leisure style rib with stripey seats might be ideal if other people using similar matters for the same sort of activity all gravitate towards that design. A tough commercial spec rib might be more sensible if you want to subject the boat to the sort of abuse that the pros do, but if its for beach bbqs on nice days then it might be overkill.
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Mmm... that is not really what I meant (especially since the op is asking about Irish waters, and plenty of British boats would be ideal). What I mean is look at what other people locally are using for the sort of boating you want to do. Then try to understand why and either go for the same or something that ticks those boxes. There may well be boats built in China, Poland, South Africa or Portugal that have what you want. A leisure style rib with stripey seats might be ideal if other people using similar matters for the same sort of activity all gravitate towards that design. A tough commercial spec rib might be more sensible if you want to subject the boat to the sort of abuse that the pros do, but if its for beach bbqs on nice days then it might be overkill.
A bit of 'Overkill' at Sea never does any harm in my view,where as 'Underkill' has done plenty
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Mmm... that is not really what I meant (especially since the op is asking about Irish waters, and plenty of British boats would be ideal). What I mean is look at what other people locally are using for the sort of boating you want to do. Then try to understand why and either go for the same or something that ticks those boxes. There may well be boats built in China, Poland, South Africa or Portugal that have what you want. A leisure style rib with stripey seats might be ideal if other people using similar matters for the same sort of activity all gravitate towards that design. A tough commercial spec rib might be more sensible if you want to subject the boat to the sort of abuse that the pros do, but if its for beach bbqs on nice days then it might be overkill.
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Paddy, you'll get a lot of opinion on various ribs if you use the search facility on here. It's mostly just that, opinion. Obviously I'm well biased (see my profile). If you just want a boat for a bit of light bay hopping and skiing, etc., in the nice days then sure, Ribeye will be fine, but they wouldn't be for me. But we're talking about you...

I was at HQ yesterday (to keep me "on message") and they are finishing off a cracking 950 for a charter outfit in Southhampton. She is replacing a Ribeye. She the dark one in the middle.

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