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Old 11 November 2005, 06:18   #11
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Ive got 40 gallons in my 5.85 for a suzuki 140 !!!

surely you need at least 100 gallons in an "off shore" Rib
I agree with Roycruse I have 300 LTRs just under 67 Galls in my own boat when I take her cruising round oban it does not go far so what use is 45 Galls for a seriously good offshore rib and what are them bandaid plasters holding the tubes to the hull all about went to look at a Redbay rib before I bought my own boat 7.8 mtr with a 225 opti on the back that held 100 Galls I think the Redbay boys have the right idea
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Old 11 November 2005, 08:52   #12
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Its very similar to the Redbay 11m, but IMHO lacks the length to put it proportion. I have had a good look at Joes boat's and they are with out a doubt very well built, but 45 Gallons is not nearly enough fuel.....is this the correct figure?

Andy
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Old 11 November 2005, 09:22   #13
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Its very similar to the Redbay 11m, but IMHO lacks the length to put it proportion. I have had a good look at Joes boat's and they are with out a doubt very well built, but 45 Gallons is not nearly enough fuel.....is this the correct figure?

Andy
Hands up! I contacted Joe who makes the boat and he tells me this model has a 90 Gallon tank , but is also available with a 100 gl tank if the sea toilet is not fitted.

Just for your info Joe designed most of the redbay range and also the 11m in the redbay picture above.

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Old 11 November 2005, 09:37   #14
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I somehow doubt this is the correct fuel tank figure as well TBH!! The 7.5m petrol version has a bigger tank than that AFAIK. I'll try to find out. The "band aid plasters" would be none slip patches for accessing the bow.

Anyway for those who don't know the naval architect Joe McCollam who designs and builds these Excaliburs, has also designed a lot of the Redbays in his time with them, before he set up Excalibur. That gives you an idea of what kind of league this boat is in. 45kts is very quick for a 9m diesel combo BTW. As you say she is propped wrong too. On a very deep-V hull with no steps, V. Impressed!!

edit: Got there B4 me Jon!!
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Old 11 November 2005, 09:51   #15
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The "band aid plasters" would be none slip patches for accessing the bow.

I know what they are but dont you think they would have looked better in one continuous strip
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Old 11 November 2005, 10:19   #16
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Hands up! I contacted Joe who makes the boat and he tells me this model has a 90 Gallon tank , but is also available with a 100 gl tank if the sea toilet is not fitted.

Just for your info Joe designed most of the redbay range and also the 11m in the redbay picture above.

Jon
That's a bit more like it . I know Joe designed the "Hard Nose" concept but I didnt think he was involved in the new designs that differ quite significantly from the earlier models built, either way the canopy is definately the way forward for all weather crusing.
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Old 11 November 2005, 10:43   #17
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what a boat

Theres a very good old saying (Dont knock it until you try it )
I was out in my own Rib in Kinsale 2 weeks ago and met the lads doing sea trials on the new 8.5 wrap Rib and asked for a go myself, All I can say is what a boat,I was really impressed with the way it handled in the rough and boy was it rough.The Volvo 350 is a lovely engine with no turbo lag and at 46 knots with 310 props, Some performance.I couldn't believe how dry the boat was inside with no canopy on.
The fuel Tank is 90 gallons not 45 as was said on a previous post.
I was so impressed with the Rib I put a deposit on for one myself.
Congrats to the lads at Excalibur for a job well done.
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Old 11 November 2005, 18:31   #18
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Guys, the Blue Riband boats which tear across the Atlantic are hugely seaworthy and have massive range, but they don't look like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
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Old 11 November 2005, 20:03   #19
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What the "F" is that?!! Sorry guys, that thing looks bloody awful!! In my opinion.
That is my rib and we think it looks fantastic and from what I can see we are not the only ones, the comments from people who have seen this Excalibur 8.7 in the flesh are very positive, it has only been in the water a couple of weeks and from what I understand Joe has 6 more on order, not bad for November, an endorsement with ones hard earned cash is one to be taken seriously.
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Old 11 November 2005, 23:56   #20
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Well said!! look forward to seeing you out on the water. Can't wait to see Keamore in the flesh. Have heard a lot of positive comments about this new model in the last few weeks and I'm certain she'll live up to the hype.

Welcome to the site anyway. It's a great resource for all things ribbing. There are some very knowledgeable people on here who can offer great advice, and with that there are also a few who talk a load of crap I'm sure you'll be able to tell who's who

Go n-éirí leat!!
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