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Old 23 April 2019, 04:00   #1
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Gas Turbine Rib , again?

Here we are out on the Solent, winding up Cowes!
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Old 24 April 2019, 03:47   #2
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I think the rib’s great, the sound of that turbine is awesome! Must be pretty satisfying getting her going on the water.

As for the safety police, meh....
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ah back on topic what speed was you getting out of interest she seemed to be flying quite nicely
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ah back on topic what speed was you getting out of interest she seemed to be flying quite nicely


Good question, I was only doing about 35/40 knots, and being a fair weather “pilot” these days!, the sea was getting a little choppy to open up
any more hence the about turn!, it has “ unlimited” power (400 hp on a good day?)for a 5.4 metre Rib that should only have a max 90 hp outboard!
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So what is the turbine driving? Would be great to see a run in flat calm conditions!
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Might need a bag of sand or two in the bow
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Might need a bag of sand or two in the bow


The balance is quite good, the Bravo 1 drive is fully "in/ down " and the bow feels about right, plenty nose up trim available, there are 2 batteries in front of the pedestal and 45 gallons of fuel in the dual jockey seat! so all up weight is "quite heavy", not sure how fast I want to go really?, lol.........might wipe myself out
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...lol.........might wipe myself out

Be careful, I can already hear the “I told you so”
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The balance is quite good, the Bravo 1 drive is fully "in/ down " and the bow feels about right, plenty nose up trim available, there are 2 batteries in front of the pedestal and 45 gallons of fuel in the dual jockey seat! so all up weight is "quite heavy", not sure how fast I want to go really?, lol.........might wipe myself out
To be fair with all that weight I thought she ran very sweet for a 5m boat all in a very successfully project IMO it's clear you know your limits lets hope you get some glass water to open her up
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To be fair with all that weight I thought she ran very sweet for a 5m boat all in a very successfully project IMO it's clear you know your limits lets hope you get some glass water to open her up


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