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Old 28 December 2009, 16:44   #1
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Yes Ive finally got it the Redbay 650 stormforce was delived to the dealer 10 days ago from Ireland and I picked her up today. I took her out in the Solent this afternoon for a trial run.

The finish and the ride on the Rib is excellent and the Guys at MRL the UK dealer were very good. Ive dry stacked at Southampton dry stack I thought I would try that for a year to see how I get on.

Im looking to get out from Southampton in her this Sat if any one feels like meeting up in the Slent for a trip over to Cowes or Yarmouth let me know.

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Old 29 December 2009, 01:58   #2
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Old 29 December 2009, 07:45   #3
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There is a Cruise over to Yarmouth this coming Sunday. See the Cruising section! You're more than welcome to tagg along with us.
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Yes Ive finally got it the Redbay 650 stormforce was delived to the dealer 10 days ago from Ireland and I picked her up today. I took her out in the Solent this afternoon for a trial run.

The finish and the ride on the Rib is excellent and the Guys at MRL the UK dealer were very good. Ive dry stacked at Southampton dry stack I thought I would try that for a year to see how I get on.

Im looking to get out from Southampton in her this Sat if any one feels like meeting up in the Slent for a trip over to Cowes or Yarmouth let me know.

Steve
Best of luck with the new RIB Steve!!
Cracking boat! As you know I have been looking at them myself,and look forward to seeing yours in the flesh sometime soon.
All the best Matt.
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Old 29 December 2009, 13:58   #5
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Andy yes Im OK for Sunday Im coming out from Southampton If your leaving from Hythe do you want to mee in Southampton water ?


I got to the RIB before the sales guys came in on Tuesday and spent 40min going over her before any one arrived I was very impressed by the standard of workmanship and attention to detail.

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Old 29 December 2009, 14:03   #6
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Ian thanks for your help when we spoke on the phone before I bought the Redbay now how do I load pictures on the site ?

Matt look forward to meeting sometime so you can get a close look at the RIB

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Yes Ive finally got it the Redbay 650 stormforce was delived to the dealer 10 days ago from Ireland and I picked her up today. I took her out in the Solent this afternoon for a trial run.

The finish and the ride on the Rib is excellent and the Guys at MRL the UK dealer were very good. Ive dry stacked at Southampton dry stack I thought I would try that for a year to see how I get on.

Im looking to get out from Southampton in her this Sat if any one feels like meeting up in the Slent for a trip over to Cowes or Yarmouth let me know.

Steve
Best of luck and good ribbing with the new boat.

Must say I'm jealous!


It's a great boat.


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Old 30 December 2009, 03:47   #8
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Ian thanks for your help when we spoke on the phone before I bought the Redbay now how do I load pictures on the site ?

Matt look forward to meeting sometime so you can get a close look at the RIB

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You need to download a photo resizer, something like this one and then you should be OK. Some one will probably be more precise but it is so long since I did it that I can't remember the exact instructions now. Any problems, email some photo's to me and I will put them on for you.

Good luck with the new boat, you will not be disappointed
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Old 30 December 2009, 15:32   #9
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Glad to hear it Steve, Welcome to Team Redbay!

Best of Luck with her

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Old 30 December 2009, 15:52   #10
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Had a good look round one of these during the summer and was very impressed.
The quality and finish seemed to be far superior to some other redbay's that I have seen.
Really liked the one piece console and pod setup.

Have you sea trialed her yet?
What top speed do you expect?

Would be interested in looking at one if one became available second hand.
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Oh boy! Nice one, my favourite colour scheme too
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Old 03 January 2010, 15:10   #12
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Very nice and using it to it's full already

You have made a good choice there Steve
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Close to mine.
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Close to mine.
Damn, I thought your's was grey on grey with a go-fast stripe or two
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Old 04 January 2010, 16:14   #15
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Yes it was my first trip out last Sunday went with other Ribnet members to Yarmouth it was very good Rib conditions for the day. I have her stored at Southampton.

Ive only got 3 hours on the engine so still taking it slow. Im glad I had the 175 engine anything smaller would be a bit underpowered from what I can feel. The offer price on the Rib was for a 140 engine which would have been too small I think.

It came with VHF radio, 7in chartplotter, Garmin 90 fishfinder, Offshore compass, 2 Fire Extinguishers, Aerial, 210 litre fuel tank, Pump and Lines, console cover, double A frame. I went with 2 jockey seats and a rear bench seat so not bad.

Thanks for putting a picture on all my attempts have failed so far

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Old 05 January 2010, 15:00   #17
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Looks very nice Steve, Look forward to seeing you out there at some point.
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steve. looks awesome, perfect seating arrangement and great consol, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh!!
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steve. looks awesome, perfect seating arrangement and great consol, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh!!
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v nice. big fan of the two plus two jockey bench figuration! I like the samson post
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