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Old 22 November 2004, 19:11   #11
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Pettal, glad the boat lived up to your expectations. Nice to have another person to back up what I have said about these RIBs already.

Yep, labelled wiring, switches and fuses are all great!! I also liked the fact that I couldn't find one self-tapper on the whole boat. Everything bolted like it should be

Must have been some huge waves to say soaked your passenger?? or was that something to do with your driving

I have to agree with you on the cornering, my buddy rallies a Super 1600 Ford Puma but still gets a better buzz out of whipping the RIB around than cornering in the Puma. It just doesn't give up, I can't get the bloody thing to skip out. Thinking of fitting a gauge to measure Gs and see what I can pull

You're sure to break 50 running a light boat

Any chance the sore back is from the Opti snapping you back into the seat?
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Old 23 November 2004, 09:40   #12
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Big old, green nasty, sh*t ya pants, bl**dy great rolling b*strd big waves!

The back is better today.......my arms still ache from holding on for dear life, but the back has sorted itself out.....caused mainly by falling off the back of the said waves above. When you have 12 miles of them every six seconds it can get a bit monotonous to say the least especially after standing up for 4 hours!

I'm not the nipper I used to be.......I make noises and stuff when I lean over to get something!

The opti is superb though and my mates thought it was 4 stroke (without looking at it of course) by the sound at idle and full throttle. I also seem to have found a sweet patch at around 3750rpm where the noise drops enough to be able to chat without raising my voice and pulling a good 38knts.

Around 30-35knts you'd be forgiven for thinking you were trundling along at 15knts.......it's very deceptive. Anyway the boss is looking at me funny, which in itself is not highly unusual......normally means he's got work for me and I'd like to be away from my desk when that happens!!!

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Old 23 November 2004, 09:57   #13
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....Yep, labelled wiring, switches and fuses are all great!! I also liked the fact that I couldn't find one self-tapper on the whole boat. Everything bolted like it should be


Nice to see other people appreciate quality work, so much of what we get "offered" is less than satisfactory and not just RIBs.. looked around a large (read expensive) cruiser under build the other day. Automotive wiring, not marine grade and sticky fixings for wiring looms.. nice...

So how is the deck furniture fixed on these RIBs, by the way ?
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Old 23 November 2004, 12:12   #14
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So how is the deck furniture fixed on these RIBs, by the way ?
Cheers, Jono
Tornados and XS's both have the furniture glassed on to the deck

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Old 23 November 2004, 15:01   #15
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Big old, green nasty, sh*t ya pants, bl**dy great rolling b*strd big waves!
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That's an excellent description...

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Old 23 November 2004, 18:31   #16
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