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Old 30 November 2011, 15:49   #21
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i don't recall you leaving me standing at any point
We'll test that in April!

As for weight up front, in the anchor locker we can put the stella fella!
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You had better turn up now Cardinal. Race on
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We'll test that in April!

As for weight up front, in the anchor locker we can put the stella fella!
I have been out when others have not dared around Aberdovey and feel very confident when its blowing a few white horse, we have had some great fun playing on the Bar and find my Ribquest very responsive when needed having the extra weight makes the boat handle better
who needs a
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Hi Guys

Once I have sold my Avon 580 I anm looking to buy either
Ribcraft 6.8 or Ribquest 7.3

I have lots of info on the Ribcraft but not so much on the Ribquest.

Can anyone help me on what the 7.3 is like to own & run.

Is the build quality as good they say ?
what is it like to tow ?

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Both good boats,some nice video's of a RC 6.8 doing a round Britain newly posted on You tube,you may find interesting..''Take two Ribs''. Best of luck whichever you choose
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I have been out when others have not dared around Aberdovey and feel very confident when its blowing a few white horse, we have had some great fun playing on the Bar and find my Ribquest very responsive when needed having the extra weight makes the boat handle better
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love to come also in April (that makes two Ribquest ribs then) and I would bring some real beers (Belgian of course, strong, bitter, you can choose) Indeed very good for the weight up front. And yes Tony, I agree she handles effortlessly rough and choppy seas. BUT I am a bit of a race monster too so when the sea is like oil (how do you call it) I would like more speed and 36knots is not what you can call exhilarating (hence I would like a more punchy outboard) allthough the Suz is quiet ( an optimax is MAXimizing almost everything like noise, fuel, two stroke oil,...sorry) and economical (also an issue these days). Only thing is....when the Belgian beers are consumed, I presume the seas will be very choppy......
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love to come also in April (that makes two Ribquest ribs then) and I would bring some real beers (Belgian of course, strong, bitter, you can choose) Indeed very good for the weight up front. And yes Tony, I agree she handles effortlessly rough and choppy seas. BUT I am a bit of a race monster too so when the sea is like oil (how do you call it) I would like more speed and 36knots is not what you can call exhilarating (hence I would like a more punchy outboard) allthough the Suz is quiet ( an optimax is MAXimizing almost everything like noise, fuel, two stroke oil,...sorry) and economical (also an issue these days). Only thing is....when the Belgian beers are consumed, I presume the seas will be very choppy......
Nice one bliksem, you will be made very welcome and so will the Belgium beers
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love to come also in April (that makes two Ribquest ribs then) and I would bring some real beers (Belgian of course, strong, bitter, you can choose) Indeed very good for the weight up front. And yes Tony, I agree she handles effortlessly rough and choppy seas. BUT I am a bit of a race monster too so when the sea is like oil (how do you call it) I would like more speed and 36knots is not what you can call exhilarating (hence I would like a more punchy outboard) allthough the Suz is quiet ( an optimax is MAXimizing almost everything like noise, fuel, two stroke oil,...sorry) and economical (also an issue these days). Only thing is....when the Belgian beers are consumed, I presume the seas will be very choppy......
Crikey! You'll be made more than welcome. I take it you are following the thread for round Anglesey n Wales in April. There'll be 3 ribquests, Nitrox on here is coming too. If you get a ferry to holyhead on Anglesey, you are only a 20 minute drive to the main launch place at Ty Calch, mentioned on the thread below, with secure storage etc

http://www.rib.net/forum/f18/n-wales...tml#post432195
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love to come also in April (that makes two Ribquest ribs then) and I would bring some real beers (Belgian of course, strong, bitter, you can choose) Indeed very good for the weight up front. And yes Tony, I agree she handles effortlessly rough and choppy seas. BUT I am a bit of a race monster too so when the sea is like oil (how do you call it) I would like more speed and 36knots is not what you can call exhilarating (hence I would like a more punchy outboard) allthough the Suz is quiet ( an optimax is MAXimizing almost everything like noise, fuel, two stroke oil,...sorry) and economical (also an issue these days). Only thing is....when the Belgian beers are consumed, I presume the seas will be very choppy......
You aint tried anything till yea had a Banks Bitter

As Kerny says your more then welcome if you need any help with arrangements etc just drop us a PM
Also if you did make it Nitrox will be there so we will have 3 Ribquest We will have to change the name of the cruise what do you think mr Cardinal The Great Ribquest Gathering
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how far are you guys (in driving time with a rib behind the car) from the Chunnel....
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how far are you guys (in driving time with a rib behind the car) from the Chunnel....
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ah, quite far. We are in the North West. Which is at the top of wales, half way up the western side of Great Britain. Its about 350 miles, 6 hours. However it is motorway the whole way other than the last 10miles, which is a main road anyway.
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ah, quite far. We are in the North West. Which is at the top of wales, half way up the western side of Great Britain. Its about 350 miles, 6 hours. However it is motorway the whole way other than the last 10miles, which is a main road anyway.
But if you are going to that effort you might as well keep going for another 6 hours, and you'll probably never want to take your rib home
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If you get a ferry to holyhead on Anglesey, you are only a 20 minute drive to the main launch place at Ty Calch, mentioned on the thread below, with secure storage etc

Do they do a ferry from Belgium to Holyhead then
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But if you are going to that effort you might as well keep going for another 6 hours, and you'll probably never want to take your rib home
He won't have a Rib to take home
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But if you are going to that effort you might as well keep going for another 6 hours, and you'll probably never want to take your rib home
ha ha , just waiting for the Welsh to come in on this one
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But if you are going to that effort you might as well keep going for another 6 hours, and you'll probably never want to take your rib home
It doesn't take 6 hrs to get over to North Yorkshire
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