Originally Posted by Cookee
A quick Google of Cardiff rib rides brings up this lot - http://www.bayislandvoyages.org.uk/
Looks like a pair of Honda 225's - I guess they put the HP into a prop calculator and decided it would do 72mph with a 9 metre Rib - Andre - what do you reckon?
No chance especially with a full load. anyway speed really is not an issue for the so called seasafari ribs. I do not think many passengers will enjoy a 50knot + rib ride. The main aim is to give the passengers a thrill ride and even at 35/40knots that is what they will get. Also they must feel safe and enjoy the ride so they will come back for more.
I would be happy to offer 12 persons ( ribnet members) a ride on our demo Parker 900Baltic with twin Verado 250 (this would be a pure demonstration run in the Solent, the rib is fully insured to carry 12 passengers and a two man crew)
Pick up say Southampton Dry Stack or Portsmouth Gunwhalf Quay
say Saturday 31 October subject to weather of course ie no rain but wind is OK
If you are interested just put your names down on this thread and the first 12persons will have a confirmed seat.
You would have to bring your own all weather gear and lifejackets