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Old 25 January 2009, 03:33   #1
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Rigid Raiding craft

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Has anyone any experience of these as I'm looking at getting one from Babcocks and sticking a decent size engine on it.

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Old 25 January 2009, 04:38   #2
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i personally havent but speaking with colin down there, he said they were fast and unbreakable but back breaking in the rough, the mark 3 inboards were rare and the one to go for!!
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Old 25 January 2009, 04:43   #3
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Are they capable in the rough though?
If filled with water will it stay upright? Am I right in thinking the max hp is 140?
Am tepted as I can leave it in the harbour withour too much worry.
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Old 25 January 2009, 05:11   #4
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Are they capable in the rough though?
If filled with water will it stay upright? Am I right in thinking the max hp is 140?
Am tepted as I can leave it in the harbour withour too much worry.
http://www.maib.gov.uk/publications/...ding_craft.cfm

not saying there is anything wrong with them - but you need to understand their limits.
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Old 25 January 2009, 05:19   #5
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A chap I know ran biggish raider down here with a pair of 200 Mercs on it. I had a trip on it, it was heavy and a lot less seaworthy than you'd expect.
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MOD used to run them with 4 cyl, 2-stroke 140 Soozook outboards. A friend of mine had one with a 85 Yam, which he used for fishing. Stable at rest, but like any dory, a right rough old ride in any swell or chop. A tendency to climb over waves and slap down flat on the other side. It took a right hammering, but didn't show any signs of damage - that's military spec. for you.

Personally, I'd stay well clear of them.
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A guy used to have one down here too, with an XR2 on the back. Not much use for anything in my opinion, unless you like raiding things rigidly
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Bollocks to that then, D-class or a Y boat it is....
I should really sort the SR out!
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..I should really sort the SR out!
Now you're talking.
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Its only the hull at the moment, I'll get some pics posted once I make some progress...
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