Originally Posted by malthouse
I know there are lots of coded Pac22s about, but is this because they lend themselves to it or because people like their workhorse characteristics?
Both I think. Halmatic have already done lots of work for an owner towards coding which you only tend to realise when you start getting deep into the regulations which saves a load of agro. They are also comparatively cheap, how many other 6.5m diesel ribs can you buy for £10k ?
Final throught, they have a concave hull shape which is akin to a semi displacement hull. This makes them good at rest if you are working and comfortable when it's really rough and you are down to a crawl speed. The reason they are able to plane is there is a huge planning wedge under the keel generating lift.