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Old 16 September 2021, 12:39   #1
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Sold my 5mt Ribcraft with df70 looking to upgrade to larger rib it going to be a trailer sailer I tow with a hilux any recommendations on performance v tow ability ? thinking Rs 585, 6.4 or maybe 6.8
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Old 16 September 2021, 12:48   #2
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Can only comment on my Highfield Patrol 600. I tow on teh back of an old Rav4. Tows easily enough with no dramas. Ran the rig onto a weigh bridge and with 70% fuel came in at 1400kg.

Performance wise, 38 knts WOT and around a litre per mile seems to be what I'm getting so far.

Still very new so lots to bed in and play with but works for me.
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hi Andy thanks for the heads up saw your rib on the life boat bash lost you lot round hurst when I get another boat defo up for that again might make the full trip ��
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…thinking Rs 585, 6.4 or maybe 6.8


Depends on what you want to do & where you want to go & with how many. The 585 is a great all rounder, easy to tow & launch. The 6.8 is a real offshore workhorse if you need the floor space. The 6.4 doesn’t quite know what it wants to be & would be 3rd in the lineup. For the record I’ve owned a 585 & 6.4, I’d choose the 585 over the 6.4.
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Is the hull 585 better design than the 6.4?
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Is the hull 585 better design than the 6.4?


Yes imho
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Save yourself time (if you have the room and a Tow Vehicle) ...effort...and regrets
6.8 is the way to go
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Ok thanks for opinions I’m going to the boat show this weekend to have a butchers Cheers
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What’s wrong with the 6.4RC?
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What’s wrong with the 6.4RC?


Nothing per se, but out of the OP’s lineup it’s the “weakest” candidate imho. The 585 is a ground up design, in that the mould was designed to be a 585, so the proportions are all in order. The 6.4 is a stretched 585 & has a large flat planing pad from around 2/3rds along the keel to the stern. This reduces the power requirements as the hull will plane with lower HP, but it can be hard in certain conditions due to lack of “V”.
The 6.8 is the next mould up & is a completely different hull to the 6.4.
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They don’t list 6.4 on web site might have stopped making that one
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They don’t list 6.4 on web site might have stopped making that one


Aye the website is only a guide, they’ll build you anything you want. The 545 hasn’t been listed for years, but they still build ‘em to order
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I've been pondering these three too. I'd like a little more space than the 585 as well as a bit more length in the hope of a better ride but the 6.8 is just too big, too wide and too expensive in comparison. It's nae easy! Especially in a year when test drives seem hard to come by.
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Are you commissioning a new boat or buying a pre-loved boat Harley?

Ribcraft had a 2001 6.8 on their site, but for £69,600 - the bench seat looks like it was ripped from a double decker!
https://ribcraft.co.uk/used_vehicle/ribcraft_6-8m_pro/

My advice before you part with your hard-earned cash, is try to get out on all boats on your short-list. Beer tokens accepted.
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I've been pondering these three too. I'd like a little more space than the 585 as well as a bit more length in the hope of a better ride but the 6.8 is just too big, too wide and too expensive in comparison. It's nae easy! Especially in a year when test drives seem hard to come by.


The 585 rides better than the 6.4
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Are you commissioning a new boat or buying a pre-loved boat Harley?

Ribcraft had a 2001 6.8 on their site, but for £69,600 - the bench seat looks like it was ripped from a double decker!
https://ribcraft.co.uk/used_vehicle/ribcraft_6-8m_pro/

My advice before you part with your hard-earned cash, is try to get out on all boats on your short-list. Beer tokens accepted.
Hello Spartacus we’re not sure yet we’re off to Southampton tomoz to have a look what’s on offer had a 5 mt rc which we just sold ….. need more room for growing family haven’t ruled anything out
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Hi 585 is a strong contender which engine did you have on yours?
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Hi 585 is a strong contender which engine did you have on yours?


Not sure who the question is aimed at, but I had a 175 FICHT RAM on mine, good for 50kn
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Not sure who the question is aimed at, but I had a 175 FICHT RAM on mine, good for 50kn
Aimed at you kinel that quick 34.2 kn from my 5mt with 70 but that’s four stroke & heavy
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Hello Spartacus we’re not sure yet we’re off to Southampton tomoz to have a look what’s on offer had a 5 mt rc which we just sold ….. need more room for growing family haven’t ruled anything out
Think r/c have 585 on the pontoon at southampton and bigger on the dry stand ,from memory
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