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Old 08 September 2006, 06:01   #41
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Biggles, that is why i'm asking....
Here in Greece theese ribs are considered top! in speed,weather and ofcourse prices!!!
So, we are astonished when listening that a Greek rib has bitten up ALL the rest and without any damage up to now travelling with 40-48knots on 6-7B sea....
Imagine that the Greek driver took a penalty of 300points for waiting the other ribs to come and travel all together for about 15miles for security reasons because of the hard sea, and his rib increased a little bit speed (instead of 10kn to 15kn for example) because the motors overheated on waiting!!!!!!
And everybody here is wondering....where are the famous british ribs that travel on the famous tough british seas?....
And personally i'm wondering where are the people of the ribnet forum...nobody is watching this rally of Egypt??
any replies??
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Old 08 September 2006, 06:08   #42
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Wrong.

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NO hitting rocks or anything else.....
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Old 08 September 2006, 06:15   #43
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And by the way nobody can say that the ribs or the pilots are newbies......
one of the pilots is the lasts year winner in your country... and the ribs are sr9,osprey,phantom evolution,bladerunner......
our pilot has come with 2-3 participations in the local Greek rally and this rib has made tests of just 10-20 hours in sea before going to Egypt......
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Old 08 September 2006, 06:16   #44
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madmat....please inform us with details if you have....
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Old 08 September 2006, 06:38   #45
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I don't know all the details and don't want to publish incorrect information - will wait for the crews to tell their own stories.
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Old 08 September 2006, 06:42   #46
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In all, 3 legs out of 3 won by a Greek boat (a Corsair 33 made by Topline), having less than 10 testing hours at sea since production, not powered by racing outboards (just 2 common Merc 200 Optimax), manned by inexperienced crew (compared with foreign teams). However, this boat/crew won 3 first places with lap times from the second varied from 15' to more than 1 hour. Moreover, on the 2nd leg all the serious competitors (Sport Rib SR9, Scorpion, Bladerunner) abandoned due to STRUCTURAL fails because of rough waters (sea condition 6 to 7)...and your only comment to all these is that "for a start...they are NOT English but British boats"???!!! That puzzles me, to the point it seems that the outcome so far is more annoying to some people rather than surprising...

By the way codprawn, to be precise, they are neither English nor British boats...they are UK boats (so to speak in EU-terms), aren't they?
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Old 08 September 2006, 06:43   #47
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madmat ok but from what you said makes sense that some ribs hit rocks???? is this correct?
otherwise from our Greek participation in Egypt we are getting the details from the site of the constractor www.topline.gr and the greek pilot of the rib....you beleive that they are talking bullshit?
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........you beleive that they are talking bullshit?
What ? ...A Greek? ....bullshitting ? No way.........
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Signum, Don't rush things up. Wait and listen to their side of the story. BTW, it would be impossible to hit on a rock in shallow waters if you follow the given route on the GPS
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Why not wait for the facts before jumping to conclusions.
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