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Old 02 December 2010, 16:40   #1
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do you know this boat ?

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Old 02 December 2010, 16:43   #2
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Remember seeing one or two of those things down at Portland a few years ago. They were used as rescue boats. What's going on with that 'displacement' style bow?
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Old 02 December 2010, 17:13   #3
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Its a VSR.

Bought by the RYA - very little power needed to get it going and little wake. Downside is they are very unstable.

VSR is often thought to stand for Very S@#t Rib.

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Old 02 December 2010, 17:33   #4
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Wow .. I'd like to have a shot in that , to see exactly what happens to it .. its like a battleship bow
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Its a VSR.

Bought by the RYA - very little power needed to get it going and little wake. Downside is they are very unstable.

VSR is often thought to stand for Very S@#t Rib.

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Yep it's definitely a VSR (Very Slender RIB). There are a couple round here and my only real comment would be that the build quality looks pretty sturdy. One I regularly see has two Ullmans and a 75E-tec. Bet that goes quick

Having never been on one I cannot comment but most people appear to reckon that it would be shockingly bad riding it downwind.

The official VSR website: here
Other threads on the topic: here, here, and something else relevant here.
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Old 03 December 2010, 03:15   #6
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i know these boats pretty welll, with my link with the rya, been in loads of them, they're good little boats, they were made to be containerised and stacked, the bottom part of the hull is tornado
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Old 03 December 2010, 03:40   #7
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Old 03 December 2010, 04:22   #8
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i know these boats pretty welll, with my link with the rya, been in loads of them, they're good little boats, they were made to be containerised and stacked, the bottom part of the hull is tornado
That looks interesting....do they handle well Biff? Does the front of the hull come clear of the water or remain in when planing (do they plane?)

Just curious really,

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curious, they do plane but for the life of me i can't ever remember seeing the bow high in the air, the rya have a lot of them, the ones at the china olympic's were there's, so they get about, they handle ok and are used by anybody and everybody at the events, they do rock about at rest more than tornado brother's, but they were made for a specific purpose and they're good at that
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Old 03 December 2010, 05:33   #10
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Vsr

Yep, it's one of the early VSR's. The current ones have a much more normal Rib bow.
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