Originally Posted by Erin
I see, so it must be Vipermax's that interest them. They're obviously in awe of their wonderfulness, which is a bit ironic seeing as that's how we view the dolphins
So there was only three boats was there. Our foreign counterparts obviously don't know how to organise a proper rib cruise do they!
Yep, it's got to be the Vmax underwater profile that intrigues them
Yeah it was a shame there were only the three of us, a brand new Pro Open 650, and a Lomac 580, both with 5 people each
The seas were fairly lumpy but the Lomac found it quite hard going so moved their two wives onto our boat and proceeded a little faster at 20knts. Fully fueled however and with two engines, four passengers and a tender on board Into the Red was struggling to plane at this speed, and a very wet and bumpy ride ensued! It would have been very interesting to see how a 5.8 Vmax would have coped in the seas, for in the conditions we would have been at normal 35knt cruising speed and it would be interesting to see if that boat could keep pace with us. As we left, we spent a long time with the dolphins giving the other boats a good headstart before we caught up at 35knt cruise. All in all a very good day, unfortunately though the etec burnt 80litres over ~35miles
just goes to show how inefficient a boat is at displacement speed