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Old 03 June 2003, 16:00   #11
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it has plenty of power for a 6+ ton RIB.
Are you sure about that weight mike? it seems a lot to me for a single engined rib, albeit a cabin rib, my 28 footer(8.5M) cabin boat with twin diesels/bravos only weighs in at just over 3! that's a bloody big diference in the boat only weight. (if my 8.5M hard boat had a tube it would probably measure closer to 9, like yours!)
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Old 03 June 2003, 16:09   #12
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The Bravo 2X leg is the commercially robust one as opposed to the sportier Bravo 1X and 3X. Barrus spec'd it, I reckon, cos they has so much trouble from the 3X and my RIBtec hull is not a high perormance hull. Just good solid sea going stuff like Alan Priddy's SOC with, as he put it, all the aerodynamics of a brick.

The Mercury brochure describes the Bravo 2X as being for big boats and then "for getting on the plane quicker then facilitating lower engine speeds for superior fuel economy".

The Bravo 1X is describes as being "designed to excel under the high stress requirements of performance boats. Heavy duty yet hydrodynamic". Whatever that means.

If I were you I would talk to Joe Poulter. the EP Barrus slaes engineer. You can telephone him on 07711 467734. Joe's a wizard and will give you the right advice.
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Old 03 June 2003, 16:16   #13
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if my 8.5M hard boat had a tube...
Wishful thinking?
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Old 03 June 2003, 16:56   #14
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Wishful thinking?
EEERrr, I think not!
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what is the wishfull thinking all about.
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Well, it's like this...

Jon Fuller has a boat without tubes, but wishes it was a RIB, and he can't keep away from RIBnet, even though he runs a similar forum (albeit with only seven registered members) which he secretly wishes was a RIB forum, so he has a RIB section...

That's the way it is, isn't it Jon?
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Old 03 June 2003, 19:48   #17
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ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz here again

we are now at the same --- many time conversation about, what engine.......
Mike G if your boat weighs 6 + ton then something is wrong,,, 500 L of fuel = 500KG is the whole boat weight then with engine 5.5 ton,, if so someone must have added some lead somewhere?
I know someone with a 11m and that is 4 T (ish) and has 2 inboards??

Anyway back to the original - i have a KAD 44 and 32 - am just about to have fitted to the next 9.5 the KAD 300 - would not think twice about it -- the reliability and no hassle with the volvos is great -combined now over 2,500 hours commercially, this speaks for itself ---- dump the yanmar and its foreign leg --- go for a combined package --- unless you are wearing blinkers...

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Mike G if your boat weighs 6 + ton then something is wrong,,, 500 L of fuel = 500KG is the whole boat weight then with engine 5.5 ton,, if so someone must have added some lead somewhere?
Pete. I'm working from spec. And yes there is ballast. the original owner added resin and lead up front because he would not accept the builder's recommendation to correct post -aunch trim by adding a second forward tank to the aft one. I just can't be bothered to try and grind it all out.

And don't forget it is has a big cabin. The two KAB seats each needed two people to carry them when I was rearranging the furniture. Still, the soft ride is good for my aged spine.
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It doesn't suprise me actuall that weighs 6 ton, it looks heavy (sturdy).

Its all very well saying dump the Yanmar and it's foreign leg but eveyne on here seems to like them. The Volvo and its only you by the sound of things. Im sure it is good tho
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Well Pepper my old pal, I don't know what you fellas in reading are smoking these days, but I'll bet it's not legal!

As for wanting to own a rib, I can't begin to think why I would want such a thing, and with respect to my frequent visits to "fibnet" they are really for pure entertainment! it should be re-named the fiction forum!
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