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Old 22 September 2016, 01:57   #21
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Just have Ryan Pratt build you a 733...
very good idea as that is one very good rib.

Unfortunately you guys do not have a great choice. You either have to opt for an ex-military Willard 7 mtr or a ZH733. Both no doubt good performers only at what cost. The Willard in most cases comes with a mighty Cummins 5.9 and jet drive which takes up most of the deck so very little imagination for the deck layout. I know I am going to repeat myself what I have said much earlier on a different thread - the US designed and made consoles are not what I would like on my rib.

Enough said from me. I do hope this thread has helped you in making your mind up which way to go. Hopefully it will not put you off ribbing.
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Has nobody actually looked at Lifeproof Boats? These things look rather good to me.
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Old 24 September 2016, 13:00   #23
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If u like a playMobil designed Rib that you take the roof off to put the action figures inside.... ;-)
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Old 24 September 2016, 17:28   #24
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Hopefully they are built better than the Lifeproof cellphone cases.
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Old 25 September 2016, 23:46   #25
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supposedly its the same owner as Safe boats
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Old 26 September 2016, 00:04   #26
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I don 't understand the logic of the performance fin's underneath the collar. You have a sharp entry, only to make it very blunt exactly when it's needed > when it's submerged in a wave. That will not give a smooth ride in any sort of wave.

In the corners the boat in the video seems to slide a lot, but that might be misinterpretation. It does stay upright, possibly due to the performance fin's but the motion of the boats seems forced. Seatrials highly recommended!

I think that a cabin on a RIB this length is just not possible. A wheelhouse: OK.
But this is a 30+ ft boat with four seats, a small open area and a cabin that will be close to useless. (no room for insulation so too hot during the day, and dripping with condensation at night if they found room for a bunk in there) It is telling that here is not a single picture of the interior layout on the site... You can't stand in that cabin so going to the bow will be quite awkward.

I like big RIBs with a well hidden and usable toilet, but for me this seems like a compromise that doesn't work out well for a leisure RIB.
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Hopefully they are built better than the Lifeproof cellphone cases.

Never had a problem with mine & it has a hard life. Are you buying genuine or cheap rip offs?


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