Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 24 May 2006, 17:15   #1
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Prime Time!

Check out the video of the Prime RIB demo at Ribex: http://www.richardbateson.com/videos...Prime_0001.wmv
__________________

Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 May 2006, 17:47   #2
ADS
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,410
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard B
Check out the video of the Prime RIB demo at Ribex: http://www.richardbateson.com/videos...Prime_0001.wmv
Good video Richard, any comments on the boat itself?
__________________

__________________
ADS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 May 2006, 18:43   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: SOUTHAMPTON AREA
Boat name: none
Make: bombard sib
Length: 3m +
Engine: petrol 15/3.5
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 402
Brilliant-brings it all back
__________________
timboli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2006, 01:38   #4
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADS
Good video Richard, any comments on the boat itself?
Thanks Alex!

Difficult to comment on the ride/handling as I was concentrating on video footage, (certainly a comfortable though as all the hand-held shots were clear!) however I did notice that the RIB is very well fitted out - the workmanship looks very good indeed and all quality components. You can see from the video that they have fitted a centre mount throttle instead of the cheaper side mount boxes - a definite positive for me (shows they aren't cutting corners as those units are very expensive). The electronics are from Garmin and Raymarine, and the VHF aerial is a sensibly chosen "raider" type. A fire extinguisher is fitted as standard, along with a throwing line. For the dem, each passenger was issued with a smart new Ocean Safety life jacket so I guess this is what's included in the package price.

And in case you didn't get it, the engine is "Oh so quiet" Shhh!
Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2006, 15:35   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lymington
Boat name: Farfetched
Make: Solent
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc. 150 Outboard
MMSI: Lucederterv...?
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 50
Oh dear

I certainly am eating my words now, they managed to get an amazing looking boat together in no time, can't wait for the oppurtunity to drive it in half term (next week).......

Whoot!!!!
__________________
Ribomaniatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2006, 17:05   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Lymington
Boat name: Farfetched
Make: Solent
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc. 150 Outboard
MMSI: Lucederterv...?
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 50
It looks like the throttle is a bit stiff though, if you look at the video, the driver would seem to be using some force to move it, something which it shouldn't have to........

Alos I was told the standard model would have a 115, that would appear to be a 140 on the back which will nip along a bit faster on a, what, 6.3m???
__________________
Ribomaniatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2006, 17:28   #7
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Throttle's fine... that type is the generic Suzuki/Yamaha/Honda model which has very positive click stops and is a very high quality unit.
Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 May 2006, 18:31   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: SOUTHAMPTON AREA
Boat name: none
Make: bombard sib
Length: 3m +
Engine: petrol 15/3.5
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 402
I can confirm the throttle on both boats was smooth,the more expensive low friction cables were used when the boat was built.

The 140 was a late stage decision over the 115,more relaxed cruising(with hopefully better economy)and more speed if required were the reasons I believe,the outboards are the same body and weight.
__________________

__________________
timboli is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:36.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.