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Old 12 May 2014, 12:57   #11
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With Easdale Rib Rendezvous 2014 coming up like a train, some thought that "Playing with Porpoises" aka tonymac had dibs on the new Redbay Boats Stormforce 950. Yeah, no, he played his hand too soon and I had an ace up my sleeve

Your "ace" was the fact that you had the missus with you and that I was working

Great story of the weekend. Thanks Donegaldan for the photos. It was obviously a great trip out. What a boat eh? And imagine you being grumpy out on that? Are you mad?

Seriously I'm sorry I missed the trip - again! - hopefully next year (What are you laying down Gary? I might bring my missus!)
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Old 12 May 2014, 13:00   #12
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nice photos Wilk, looks like a great trip in a great rib
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Old 12 May 2014, 13:05   #13
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There needs to be some serious re-negotiation of the terms of the current contracts first!!!!
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Great report and pics willk plus I have come to the conclusion that you will never need to own your own rib ever again as long as Redbay are around the 950 is awesome.
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Old 12 May 2014, 14:04   #15
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Great pics & write up that's a great rib for a bit of island hoping & wild camping
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Excellent write-up and absolutely NO jealousy here in Denmark whatsoever...

By the way, I had no idea that Mrs Wilk and Mrs Barrowboy were related!
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fine fine boat.......... want one (in green of course)
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Diesel fitter?

Hi Willk. Cracking write-up thanks.

Now that you have driven both petrol and diesel versions of this hull what is your preference? I had thought that a pair of smaller diesels would be ideal but the performance you seem to get from the yanmar look pretty decent!


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good read!

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Hi Willk. Cracking write-up thanks.

Now that you have driven both petrol and diesel versions of this hull what is your preference? I had thought that a pair of smaller diesels would be ideal but the performance you seem to get from the yanmar look pretty decent!
To date I have driven an 850 canopy with twin 150hp OB and an 850 Open with 315hp single inboard. Also the 1050 Open twin 300hp outboard and now this 950 wrap-back console in single 370 inboard. The 315 wasn't gonna light the world on fire. The 1050 was. The 850 twin outboard and this 950 are kinda similar. I'm not sure but I think I heard this hull might take a pair of slim inboards, something like the Hyundais. Lightly loaded, I think this 950 would exceed 42kts - I saw 41kts It is currently carrying a 68kg SOLAS liferaft and a load of coding crap like a manual fire pump

P.S. Someone at ERR mentioned it sounded great as it passed. I didn't get to hear that as I was always on it (rules be rules). I found this (same motor) and I get it now! woo-hoo!

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