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Old 16 February 2004, 11:07   #1
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i have just bought a phantom evolution 7.5 fitted with a new 200 h.p.d.i v max outboard, any body been out on one or any other usefull comments, i seem to be collecting ribs at the moment!.
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A very capable boat, 'good at high speed as you've probably found out by now, there is a Phantom rib also being produced in Cornwall, do you know if Phantom Evo/Neil Holmes is still trading???
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Never been out on a Phantom Evolution so can't help.

But....

So do you need to sell any of you 'Collection' - If so I'm after a 6.5m RIB - deep Vee - preferably 150ish 2 stroke HPDI / Opti - Have around 15k to spend.

Can you help?

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Old 16 February 2004, 14:14   #5
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Hi Neil

I have an Evo with 225 Opti. Have been very pleased with it.

The boat does exactly what Neil says......70mph on a flat day & 60mph every other. The harder you push it the better it becomes. I give up before the boat does.

However, if you want a boat with somewhere to put the anchor etc. forget it.

Its been to france a few times now with no worries. Bucket seats are the best I've ever used. (I was worried about these instead of jockey seats when rough, but they do keep you in the boat).

What else do you need to know?

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am i right in saying these boats have to be driven hard through everything! always fancied one but worried he solent is to spikey!
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A very capable boat, 'good at high speed as you've probably found out by now, there is a Phantom rib also being produced in Cornwall, do you know if Phantom Evo/Neil Holmes is still trading???
There might have been a Phantom rib made in Cornwall but it doesn't meen Neil Holmes has gone out of business!

Gtflash they don't HAVE to be driven hard - it's just that as with many boats getting on top of the waves it is often the best way of dealing with choppy conditions - and by the way the Solent is very spikey!
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Hi Neil ,its Neil Holmes here if you need to know anything about your rib i would be only be to pleased to tell you its history .The can be driven at slower speeds but the inflight entertainment happens at the higher end of the taco.The small ribs made in cornwall are not PHANTOM EVOLUTION ribs but do use a phantom hull ,As for using the ribs out in the Solent ,should not be a problem as this is where all the testing of the rib took place,i even used a 7.5 m standard evo rib on the P/run and had loads of fun against 10m plus ribs (thanks Andy)
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thanks neil, cant wait to use phantom, could you forward contact no, would like to have a chat about rib.
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I do know about the Phantom in Cornwall, i put the tubes on it, i was merely asking about Neil holmes/Phantom evo.
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do you know if Phantom Evo/Neil Holmes is still trading???
Hey ribraff, I wouldn't start spreading rumours about the man, have you seen the size of him!!!
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OK you Phanton Evo fans,

here's a pic of one off the French coast...
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True!
As gARF would say...he's fkn ten feet tall!
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Just curious does anybody have a pic of one under power with a bit of a chop on
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od love a demo of one in my local waters mr phantom! any gonna be at ribex or sportsboat show this year?
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Here's one... it got quite bumpy after this was taken, the RIB I was on couldn't keep up, but the 'Evo clocked 70mph GPS speed bumping over the crests.
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Nice pics

Hello !

Myname is Lars and i live in wery north of sweden, just been in Plymoth with Neil Holmes and bought a 6.5 phantom evo with a 175 optimax, as its still ice up here i havent tryed it.
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Ahappy swede getting his new RIB

Hope the picture is in this message!
And many thanks to Neil for his proffesinal help all the way, i can strongly recomend him!
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thanks neil, cant wait to use phantom, could you forward contact no, would like to have a chat about rib.
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Yes!!!!!!!!!

That is really something that are on my mind !
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