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Old 26 June 2012, 07:31   #11
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Your videos are highly motivating and for me they show what a rib is all about. Go far, go fast, go safe and for a decent amount of money. I also have to say that your add on finn.no is by far the best and most informative out there for the moment. Unfortunately it looks like nobody is buying boats this season and prices are dropping drastically. May I ask what boat you will be buying? I guess it will be difficult to change from a Goldfish to a new brand?

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Old 04 August 2012, 13:29   #12
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Hei BeetleBug!
Thanks for the comments

I'm looking for a boat with a but more comfort. I have had the Goldfish for 3 years now. Been some of my best years of boating.
But... I have kind of run out of places to go to (not really) Secondly, I really like Hitra/Fr°ya and all the small islands in that area. So I'm considering boats in the 30-40 knots range with sleeping accommodations.
Maybe something like this: 2009 Nimbus 35 Nova HT -meget god stand -

Not sure really. Would love to own a Goldfish 36 before I "grow up" or a diesel powered Nor-Tech boat
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Old 04 August 2012, 14:35   #13
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Hey Quaoar

Very very nice indeed....like the music too, who sings it?

Was up in Nyhamna not too long ago....only wish i could have taken my Rib with me. Norway is still my dream ribbing holiday destination...


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Awesome boat. Ave 50knots!!! What is top speed? What engine is in it?

I need to start saving some pennies.
Its not pennies u need its a balaclava and a saturday night special to get one of them LF
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Old 05 August 2012, 04:00   #15
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Its not pennies u need its a balaclava and a saturday night special to get one of them LF
True! Also need time to use it. Been out twice this year.
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Old 06 August 2012, 05:43   #16
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Hei BeetleBug!
Not sure really. Would love to own a Goldfish 36 before I "grow up" or a diesel powered Nor-Tech boat
yeah right! A unlimited budget and a Goldfish 36 would have been nice for sure.

Just back after 4 weeks vacation where I have used my Humber daily. Just love the "make it easy" approach that a rib can offer together with superior boat handling and safety compared to the ordinary tupperware bucket. I`m thinking of replacing it with a little bigger rib to get longer range and higher boat speed and a Goldfish would have been 1st choice if I only had a bigger boat place. Right now I`m considering a Osprey SeaHarrier 6.6 and time will tell if I decide to get it built or not.

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Interesting comment - as most RIBs are based on existing hard boat hulls and those that aren't don't offer any RIB exclusive hull shapes I would be interested in hering why you think RIBs handle better than hard boats. The only safety feature is a RIB is harder to sink with the tubes although with the addition of some buoyancy bags a hard boat would be just as unsinkable?

For the record we build hard boats and RIBs, and whilst I can see advantages to both RIBs are more expensive to build.
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Interesting comment - as most RIBs are based on existing hard boat hulls and those that aren't don't offer any RIB exclusive hull shapes I would be interested in hering why you think RIBs handle better than hard boats. The only safety feature is a RIB is harder to sink with the tubes although with the addition of some buoyancy bags a hard boat would be just as unsinkable?

For the record we build hard boats and RIBs, and whilst I can see advantages to both RIBs are more expensive to build.
I hope it is ok for the thread owner that we`re going a bit off topic.

First off, I do suspect you do not build what I call a average tupperware bucket. The weather have been really nice this summer but also windy. With the wind we have waves and so much so that I would never have considered a trip with your average tupperware bucket. Of course it would not sink but it would not have been a very pleasant ride for the people on board. A rib is safer (as you say yourselves) and in most cases softer and certainly a lot drier.

A bit on the side.... guess which type of boat won this year Skagerak Accross and who came in on second place.. and third:
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I hope it is ok for the thread owner that we`re going a bit off topic.

First off, I do suspect you do not build what I call a average tupperware bucket. The weather have been really nice this summer but also windy. With the wind we have waves and so much so that I would never have considered a trip with your average tupperware bucket. Of course it would not sink but it would not have been a very pleasant ride for the people on board. A rib is safer (as you say yourselves) and in most cases softer and certainly a lot drier.

A bit on the side.... guess which type of boat won this year Skagerak Accross and who came in on second place.. and third:
As above apologies to the original poster!

Taking your last comment first, I know very well that a Goldfish RIB won the event and a British "Gordon" made RIB second, having said that most of the competition was high powered American and they just aren't made for European conditions and hard style of driving. To be honest I don't know the make up of the entire fleet so that's all I know. Certainly the Fountain was a great example of a mass produced boat made for flat conditions. I have been on quite a few wet RIBs and dry hard boats so I see that as a generalization as well.

Going back to your other comment - I didn't say RIB was safer, I said a hard boat is just as safe with the addition of some buoyancy which many have. You can make any hull harder or softer by altering the profile of the boat - wide US style boats are oftern a hard ride, but European style boats are often a similar Vee to European style RIBs (funny that) giving a similar ride.

Looking at German and Scandinavian Poker Run photos there do seem to be plenty of big power US boats that are a rarity in the UK due to our prevailing weather conditions - they break!
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