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Old 10 June 2010, 04:44   #1
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Took my new rib for a test drive (1000 km trip)

After having sold me previous RIB, an Ribcraft which I really didn't like, I bought a new rib in May. Just got the chance to take it on a test run.

The boats is a Goldfish 29, with Yanmar D-max 370 diesel engine with Mercury ITS racing sterndrive. Highest speed achieved on this trip was 56,7 knots, cruising speed was about 50 knots.

So last weekend four of us went from Trondheim (Norway), through Ålesund and down to Geiranger. Total distance traveled was about 1000 km, in two days. Geiranger is one of the most famous fjords in Norway, with mountains reaching 1000 meters up from the sea level.



















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Old 10 June 2010, 04:50   #2
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WOW!

that is somewhere i would love to go!!

How about a ribnet cruise to Norway?

how much is fuel with you? is it as expensive as your alcohol ?
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Old 10 June 2010, 04:52   #3
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Very, Very nice Rib..
You must be very pleased with your change of make. Looks like stunning scenery, and cruising at 50+ knots is quite exhilarating..
More pictures and video please..
I quite fancy a change to a Goldfish next time

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Old 10 June 2010, 04:55   #4
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Used about 350-400 liters of diesel. Price per liter is a little less than one GBP. Which is not really that expensive, considering that Norway is extremely expensive
The trip was just amazing!

We are seriously considering a trip to Shetland next year. Will be at least two ribs traveling together (one Goldfish and one Revenger boat).


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I'm editing a video from the trip, but it takes some time.

Here is an earlier video, from the first run after we got the boat on the water.
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Old 10 June 2010, 04:59   #5
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We are seriously considering a trip to Shetland next year.
Have you been to Shetland before? (it's a bit, well, underwhelming )
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shetland is a lovely place! i used to stay at a little island called Whalsay.

be a cracking trip for sure but hell of a hike for us from the south coast!!!
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Used about 350-400 liters of diesel. Price per liter is a little less than one GBP. Which is not really that expensive, considering that Norway is extremely expensive
The trip was just amazing!

We are seriously considering a trip to Shetland next year. Will be at least two ribs traveling together (one Goldfish and one Revenger boat).


Edit:
I'm editing a video from the trip, but it takes some time.

Here is an earlier video, from the first run after we got the boat on the water.
Nice video...Maybe the Ilmor 725 would be my option...lol...
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Old 10 June 2010, 05:08   #8
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Nice video...Maybe the Ilmor 725 would be my option...lol...
That would be so bad ass. Top speed with Ilmor is 80 knots

In Norway diesel is half the price of petrol (for boats only not for cars). So for me it would be too expensive using the boat if I had a petrol engine...
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Have you been to Shetland before? (it's a bit, well, underwhelming )
Not if you are used to paying Norwegian prices for beer!
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Not if you are used to paying Norwegian prices for beer!
This is true Lerwick: where 80/- means just that.

I knew that post was gonna call down the Fire. I'm really comparing it to his other options, i.e. the Faroes. I've spent a week camping on the Main Island in Shetland, it's nice enough, but doesn't have that small island feel that I like and isn't especially stunning, scenery wise (if you've just departed the Norwegian Fjords).

It's worth saying that I live and boat in one of the most picturesque parts of NW Ireland and I'm totally spoiled. If I was from Surbiton, I'm sure I'd have been bowled over by the rugged delights of Shetland
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