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Old 13 September 2003, 14:30   #1
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My new RIB

Pic 2..This is "Snapper"
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Old 13 September 2003, 14:34   #2
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Here's the other pic of Snapper
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Old 13 September 2003, 15:04   #3
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and here's Snapper resting after a 55mph run from Southampton to Chichester in 30 minutes
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Old 15 September 2003, 06:17   #4
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Nice

Very very nice......55 mph, was it like glass ?
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Old 15 September 2003, 15:28   #5
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great looking boat, "Snapper" across the consol really looks the business
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Old 15 September 2003, 16:49   #6
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Thankyou, I'm very proud of her...so much more fun than my old sportsboat.

Yes, it was like glass when I was getting that speed.

I bought the name graphics from a company called Wet and Wild in Hamble, who sent them through the post and they were very easy to apply.

I'm hoping to finish this seasons's ribbing with a couple of weeks moored on the Thames near Putney at the end of Sept, if anyones cruising on the river at that time let me know.
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Old 25 September 2003, 04:45   #7
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Hi Timw,
was wondering how much juice your rib gets through with that motor ??
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Old 25 September 2003, 07:33   #8
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I don't know as I haven't had it long........I'm going to work it out once i've got my fuel flow meter installed.

However, so far I've been really impressed and surprised at how little it uses in comparison to my old sports boat which had a 5 litre inboard.

Both boats more or less flat out (with the sportsboat much much slower) the RIB used less than half that of the sportsboat on the Southampton-Chichester run.

So all in all, with a much faster boat using half the fuel...I'm very pleased.
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Old 30 September 2003, 08:36   #9
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Lovely looking RIB - One question: How comfortable is the helm bench seat at speed in any kind of a sea? Do you find yourself helming standing up? I have heard great things about the sea-kindliness of the Ribeye deep V hulls, but they seem very attached to these bench-style seats. I am interested in your 1st hand experience.
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Old 01 October 2003, 10:11   #10
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Interesting you ask about the helm bench seat. I nearly had jockeys fitted, but I really wanted a sociable layout when not underway...its very good for that with the reversable back rest so you can get 2 people on the bench seat facing 3 people on the rear seat and 2 each side on the tubes. Good for a picnic.

However, for helming, I do find the bench seat too low and you have to sit bolt upright to see over the console which isn't very comfortable so most of the time I stand.

I have a solution however which I intend to implement over the winter.

I'm going to have a bolster cushion made with a hard base with clips to securely attach it to the seat so I will be able to perch comfortably when driving, or if standing will give additional leaning support.
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