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Old 04 July 2003, 09:57   #1
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Ribcraft 5.85

New to the Forumís so hello to everyone.

I really need some advice, I am thinking about buying a Ribcraft 5.85 and would like to try one on the water and speak to someone who owns one.

I would be very grateful if anyone who owned one would mind taking me for a quick drive if you are going out this weekend.



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Old 04 July 2003, 11:00   #2
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Hello Peter , Welcome to the Forum.

Pete , Where do you live and are you thinking new or "previously owned " ? There are several Ribcraft 5.85 owners on the Forum. Most have nothing but praise other than the wait for a new one..
Our " La Bamba" is in Cornwall at the moment , on the Thames cruise 12 & 13th July and Pembrokeshire the first week of August if you don't get a better offer.

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Old 04 July 2003, 12:55   #3
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I own a Ribcraft 585.

See for some of what my Boat has been upto.

Excellent boats, I have pushed this boat and it has performed just great.

I have a Suzuki 140 four stroke on the back and the boat is capable of in excess of 40knots (when the sea is right)

Can't offer you a trip this weekend but hope to be out on the water the end of next week in Exmouth / Torquay area if you are in that area.

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