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Old 10 April 2006, 18:34   #11
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If it keeps the missus warm so you can get out when its cold without any winging then its good in my book .

I like it myself but ribs to me are a bit like dirt bikes , they have a purpose and looks are not main one .
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Old 10 April 2006, 19:03   #12
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But from what we hear the best is yet to come with another Excalibur wraparound due to hit the water next week and the boys at Excalibur tell us that there are more surprises in store.
They just keep getting better!! Who owns this one lads? Looks very well, fast, purposeful and strong; how a RIB should be.

For those who think she's ugly well if you wanna pose and polish, buy a hardboat, If you used your RIB a bit more you'd appreciate the design!!

Good luck for Wales lads, I'm sure I'll see ye out and about after I've finished the ol' exams.
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Old 10 April 2006, 22:48   #13
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Hi Donnie144, since you and Alan appreciate the Excalibur weaparound I am giving you a link to view a small video clip we shot last week-end, we were cruising at just under 40 knots. Some people do not understand the design but this clip gives a good idea of the usefulness of such a design. No roof on, no wet gear needed everyone got off dry and warm.
http://www.ribs.ie/mvi_0735.avi

The video clip is approx. 1mb in size.
Doesn't really matter what the boat looks like as long as it works.... Boats are like women, some are prettier some aren't, some you love to ride, some you don't...
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Old 11 April 2006, 18:15   #14
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So do you go out deliberately to find a ulgy women ?
As beauty is in the eye of the beholder i,ll leave it at that.
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Old 11 April 2006, 18:29   #15
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So do you go out deliberately to find a ulgy women ?
As beauty is in the eye of the beholder i,ll leave it at that.
My point is that the boat in question seems to perform well, what it looks like is irrelevant. Went right over your head.
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Old 12 April 2006, 06:50   #16
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I think you need style as well as function, it might have function
but style ?
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Old 12 April 2006, 07:05   #17
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I think you need style as well as function, ...
Why?
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Old 12 April 2006, 09:11   #18
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Funny how the Irish guys all agree with each other and the US members jump aboard also.Umm Anyway, in my view the 'wrap-around' style is no thing of beauty, albeit very practical. A little more rake on the front of the screen would improve the aesthetics.
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Old 12 April 2006, 09:42   #19
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Got to be honest when I first saw it I thought it looked quite good - totally changed my opinion now - must be the angle you view it from!!!

It is possible to have a boat that performs but also looks good!!!
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Old 12 April 2006, 10:20   #20
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If you look at boats/ships built for heavy weather they are usually short on style and long on construction, we only have "style" on these little boats of ours because we are usually just out playing around when the waves and weather are nice, otherwise everyone would have an enclosed cabin on their boat, imho. Show me a really stylish serious heavy weather rib, haven't seen one although Buzzi/FBdesign comes VERY close! The 55 is very sharp.
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