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Old 06 March 2007, 03:58   #1
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Patriot Rib 7.0m, Merc 200Xs

Hi guys n gals, this is a new prototype rib from Patriot Boats. we are currently building an 8.5m which SHOULD be ready for Ribex. Let me know what you think!
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Old 06 March 2007, 08:49   #2
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Very pretty - love the wood. What sort of hull is it?
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Old 06 March 2007, 09:49   #3
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Glad you like it! The hull has been designed from scratch by a man called Brian Hendicott. He is an ex-powerboat racer/designer and actually won the first round britain race back in 1969. The hull is stable and fast and has an integrated engine bracket. (you cant really see it from those pics) i can post some pics to show it, if anyone is interested?
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i can post some pics to show it, if anyone is interested?
yes please. always like to see a nice rear end
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Old 06 March 2007, 10:48   #5
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Right! you've asked or it now!
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Not trying to criticize or anything, but it seems that the instruments end up pretty far from the drivers eye in a normal driving position. Or is that just the pics?

Good looking boat.
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Old 08 March 2007, 13:07   #7
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Criticisms are welcome! The more things we find wrong with it, the better the next one will be! you are right though jyasaki, they are a little far away, the mould has already been modified to account for this.

Thanks for your feedback!
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Have you got any top speed figures for the boat yet. Looks great by the way and i love the heavy duty look of the elephant trunks. :thumbs:

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I like the funky little A-Frame (II Frame?). Looks sharp!
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Just a wee one from me,

the stainless on the helm seat seems over engineered,looking at others there appears to be less steel, I'm thinking of weight here not cost. The A frame looks futuristic/pascoe'y, the seat looks quality/robust,as if off two different boats.

if your trying to give the impression of a well put together boat,(and the boat looks that way to me) that seat certainly give it.




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