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Old 06 June 2011, 12:02   #1
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6.5 metre + Single Jet, RIB training

Any forum members know anyone who can give jetrib training on a small rib with a single jet?
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Old 06 June 2011, 12:17   #2
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Actually I'm currently investigating similar possibilities although the sort of thing I had in mind was 8-10m twins.

Let me know what you find out and I'll do likewise
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Old 06 June 2011, 12:21   #3
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Hello Martini,

I'd seen your post and did not want to hijack it, I thought doing a training course would assist in evaluating if a jetrib would be suitable for me when I get to buying my own boat.

I was thinking in terms of 6.5 - 8.5 though it would still need to be trailerable without going commercial.
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Jet training

Jet drive training is available in the Solent...please give me a call on 07879403541, Tony
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Actually I'm currently investigating similar possibilities although the sort of thing I had in mind was 8-10m twins.
That setup will quite literally dance

Jets are so cool, miss my old Watercraft.
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Thanks Tony will do.
Simon I'm more looking at learning about close quarter manouvering etc. A jet rib would be great but unless you have a specific requirement for it, I think the inefficiency would rule it out for leisure use. Certainly if you're like me and cruising's your thing. The generally accepted rule of thumb seems to be that you're 30ish% worse off
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A jet rib would be great but unless you have a specific requirement for it, I think the inefficiency would rule it out for leisure use.
I disagree, the acceleration is great so it is only top end you lose out on. And you get all the benefits of a straight line of rotation with no exposed parts.

You can tweak them for increased speed with the right hull form too.

Having accepted that diesel inboards are the way ahead, what reliable yet practical drive options are there...
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I would go jets every time. Owned a 5.8mt single jet 170hp diesel rib for nearly 10 years, driven and looked after 3 commercial jet boats for 6 years. 2 single jets and one twin jet. Great fun very manouverable and very lttle maintenance. Wouldn't touch a stern drive with a barge pole.
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Hi Guys

As you may know I drive these for a living in tricky circumstances and I'm an APBI. I have a single jet boat in Amble Northumberland 8.4 metres 450 hp CAT which I'm happy to take you out on and enhance your techniques.

Martini if you have a boat in the Channel Islands I'd be happy to come over and train you on board.

I've invoiced over 150 day on twin jets and 350 days on single jets without any mishap, so I feel quite confident about my abilites.

i'm not interested in getting involved in the scramble to sell a training course but i truly know my stuff and would enjoy passing some knowledge on.

This wouldn't be an RYA course. Just some expert tuition
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Thanks RW
I don't actually have a jet boat or any immediate plans to get one

It would be good to spend a day with you learning the ropes etc but twins is what I'm really after, I like a challenge!

Here's the sort of thing I'm aspiring to!

YouTube - ‪Jet boat precision turn (Venture Jet, Ocean Dynamics RIB)‬‏
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