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Old 27 August 2009, 02:27   #1
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diesel ribs with a propeller direct, no Z drive

Hi guys!
i am a professionnal Fishing-guide in Belle_ile in Brittany , using so far A valiant patrol 850 wich i am so far very Glad and a mercury Verado 300hp; i am doing about a thousand hours a year. Some body mention to me that two english ribs stopped on there way to La rochelle at belle-ile . You would excuse -(i don't know the right expression) me these two ribs were push by diesel engine with direct axe from the engine to the proppeler and no Z drive Apparently i have been told that they were built in south of england. Doing so many hours a year i am really looking to find these kind of boat in trem of durability and economy
If anyone Can help me with that, i would be delighted
Thanks to all of you
The other information i had about these ribs was that, one of the owner is an engineer for the racecar Williams
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Old 27 August 2009, 03:05   #2
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Surface drives?
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Old 27 August 2009, 03:23   #3
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I think you might be referring to "shaft drives" like you would find on an All Weather Lifeboat, Pilot Boat etc. Uncommon on RIBs- but there are some big Halmatics which have them.
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Old 27 August 2009, 07:58   #4
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I think you might be referring to "shaft drives" like you would find on an All Weather Lifeboat, Pilot Boat etc. Uncommon on RIBs- but there are some big Halmatics which have them.
Yeah, displacement or semi-displacement.
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Old 27 August 2009, 09:36   #5
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Anything like this? If so it's a surface drive - great at high speed - not so good at low speeds.
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