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Old 21 September 2006, 14:08   #1
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what rib is this?

Do you know what this rib is? has a hamilton jet looks nice i spoke with the man who owns it but i forgot to ask him what it was.
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Old 22 September 2006, 03:30   #2
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The guy who owns it had it built for himself as is a mad keen fisherman , it was built by South Boats on the Isle of Wight and there are plans to launch it for the commercial/Leisure Market it can come with a variety of engine packages outboards , outdrives or jets . Have seen it out on the water and looks very good, the owner is well chuffed with it.
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Old 22 September 2006, 04:35   #3
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How much do those boat lifts retail for?
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Old 22 September 2006, 09:20   #4
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Old 22 September 2006, 10:12   #5
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It's 1 nice RIB.
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I have one of these Eurolift 25
capicity of 2500kg,, works well !! cost 9000 now on its 4th season,,


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Old 25 September 2006, 12:36   #7
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Hello, Am new to the site.

The RIB in question belongs to my father-in-law and is called Son-Of-Nipper.
It's SouthRib Special project jobbie used to showcase some new maufacturing techniques that result in a massive wieght saving.
As was mentioned earlier, the owner is a dead keen fisherman and likes a turn of speed as well!
Engine is a 440Bhp Yanmar running into a hamilton jet and tops out at a about 50Knots.
very much fun indeed. I spent all weekend out on it at the Cowes P1 recently and it's a very good Photographic platform to boot!

We are all very proud of that boat and the effort that went into making it. There are plans for a 600Bhp 9.5Mtr version! Interesting times ahead..

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Old 25 September 2006, 12:45   #8
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nice mate looks like a good boat nice clean lines whats it like in a good swell? how much did it cost? if you dont mind
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Old 25 September 2006, 12:50   #9
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Nice looking boat, what Hamilton jet are you using is it the 274 or 292.
Why i am asking is because speed of 50 knots is very fast for a jet, speeds over 47-48 knots is really hard to reach, we are in a jet project and been calculating some speed but they dont reach 50 knots.
Do you have the weight of the boat?
Are we talking 50 knots or 50 mph?
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hello Pop,
Its not too bad in a swell (I managed to take pictures from it ok in the Solent) BUT as with everything you need to keep the jet on to keep good headway. To be honest, its built for speed and has excellent turning abilities at over 40Knots. No grab at all, it just goes round with very little roll at all. I'm not a particular expert but it seems very impressive.
As a by product of this, its also the driest rib that I've ever been on. No spray on the deck at all.

As for cost, I really dont like to say. A lot of money and even more time went to building it. Everything on it is custom. However it is the best that The Father-in-Law and Ben at Southboats could turn out and I think thier hard work shows in the quality of the end product (but I'm baised of course!).
I have had folks mention that it looks like a Cougar Hull. But it is a unique mould designed and built from scrach.
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