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Old 31 May 2006, 18:31   #31
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We had a 7.5 Cobra for 2 years and had some great fun on it
but its a costal boat with a hard ride,
Please tell me why do they put the battery in the stern on the floor
next to the tube, my concern was if the tube deflated for what ever reason the batterys open to the sea
and in a big stuffing the water justs flows around the battery
also the bilge on that silly metal brakett.
and last but not least the fact that there is no dry storage
I could go on and on, I just think its a shame that there is no forward develoment. they are a good looking boat and if Picton would just spend that extra bit in the R & D department, i for one would have bourght a second bigger one.
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Old 15 August 2006, 15:59   #32
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The 6.0M Cobra In Action

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Old 15 August 2006, 17:34   #33
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Looks great - must be pretty quick with that engine on it.
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Looks smart, plus same boat name as me
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Old 15 August 2006, 19:02   #35
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6.0M Cobra Nautique

CodPrawn .... It goes great with the 150 Optimax, Dave Picton assured me that a 135HP was more than adequate on the 6.0M Cobra but I insisted on a 150HP, ultimately he said If I wanted to waste my money, the 6.0M Cobra would take a 200HP .... YIKES !! It takes off like a rocket and is ideal for deep water start on a mono .... will pull 2 mono skiers up but a little dissapointed in the top end of about 46-48mph, was expecting about 55mph. I currently have the prop that was supplied with it ... a laser II 19 Pitch .... was wondering about trying a 21" Pitch .... Any Advice????

Had some excellent fun on the boat this season, a cracking all rounder with good seating, good storage, well built, nice finish and handles well in the rough ... Was seriously considering a vipermax after being out previously with Humper (7.3M vipermax with 250 E-Tech) and Ribster Rache (upgraded from 5.8M 150 Optimax to Vipermax 7.5M 250 E-Tech) on my little Zodiac Medline I ..... Wanted to Buy Rodgers 5.8 Osprey but thought he had sold it so bought the Cobra and am not dissapointed .... fell for the speedboat luxuries combined with the excellent qualities of a RIB ... my next one will definitely be a Cobra 7.5M with a 250HP ..... but may be a while of yet as am very happy with the 6.0M and I havent won the lottery yet!!! Only one bit of constructive critisism on the cobra and that is the drainage ... not too much of a problem on the water as all the deck drains into the sump at the rear, in the centre, but when cleaning and washing down on dry land (Take note Dave P.) could do with a drain from the deck into the Hull at the front and also on both sides at the rear rather than just in the centre.

Nauti Buoy ...... Good choice in Boat name ... I see you have a 5.85 with a 140HP .... what speed do you get from that? .... Any advice on Props??
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Old 15 August 2006, 19:36   #36
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From Medlines to.......

......something different - you deserter, turncoat, snake in the grass.........

Where do I get one ?

She looks great, you must be chuffed ? Hope to see ya on the water - in MeMe wake of course
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Yes a 21" prop should give you the higher speed - with a bit worse acceleration.
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CodPrawn .... It goes great with the 150 Optimax, Dave Picton assured me that a 135HP was more than adequate on the 6.0M Cobra but I insisted on a 150HP, ultimately he said If I wanted to waste my money, the 6.0M Cobra would take a 200HP .... YIKES !! It takes off like a rocket and is ideal for deep water start on a mono .... will pull 2 mono skiers up but a little dissapointed in the top end of about 46-48mph, was expecting about 55mph. I currently have the prop that was supplied with it ... a laser II 19 Pitch .... was wondering about trying a 21" Pitch .... Any Advice????

Had some excellent fun on the boat this season, a cracking all rounder with good seating, good storage, well built, nice finish and handles well in the rough ... Was seriously considering a vipermax after being out previously with Humper (7.3M vipermax with 250 E-Tech) and Ribster Rache (upgraded from 5.8M 150 Optimax to Vipermax 7.5M 250 E-Tech) on my little Zodiac Medline I ..... Wanted to Buy Rodgers 5.8 Osprey but thought he had sold it so bought the Cobra and am not dissapointed .... fell for the speedboat luxuries combined with the excellent qualities of a RIB ... my next one will definitely be a Cobra 7.5M with a 250HP ..... but may be a while of yet as am very happy with the 6.0M and I havent won the lottery yet!!! Only one bit of constructive critisism on the cobra and that is the drainage ... not too much of a problem on the water as all the deck drains into the sump at the rear, in the centre, but when cleaning and washing down on dry land (Take note Dave P.) could do with a drain from the deck into the Hull at the front and also on both sides at the rear rather than just in the centre.

Nauti Buoy ...... Good choice in Boat name ... I see you have a 5.85 with a 140HP .... what speed do you get from that? .... Any advice on Props??

Hi Mono
I'm considering a 8.5 Cobra, have you been in one, or do you hve any comments about them?
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Cobra 8.5

Tony .... Never been in an 8.5 Cobra, or an 8.5 of any other RIB come to that
Based on the quality and ride of the 6.0M, I am sure you would not be disapointed. Sorry I cant be of more help .... there must be someone on here that has been in a Cobra 8.5
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The rib monomicky wanted

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Forget the Rib.

Just get me the gun!!!!!!
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