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Old 20 February 2006, 19:41   #11
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Paul is not the only westcoaster on this site . We are currently thinking of replacing our rib with a new ribcraft. Looking forward to it, i think !



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Old 20 February 2006, 20:27   #12
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Hello Jeff,

This is one of the spots where I did a lot of my research. Glad to see you here.

Had a chance to do more towing with the Ribcraft over the weekend and still no complaints. Let us know if your interested in a seatrial.

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Old 20 February 2006, 21:10   #13
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Hello from the MidWest. You should see the way people look at our boat in the great lakes. "Thats a fancy dinghy you have there". I love taking those people out. Sometimes ejecting them sometimes I take pity though
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Old 20 February 2006, 23:17   #14
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Hello Jeff,

This is one of the spots where I did a lot of my research. Glad to see you here.

Had a chance to do more towing with the Ribcraft over the weekend and still no complaints. Let us know if your interested in a seatrial.

Paul
The weather is looking favorable for me to bail out of here for two days this week, need to see how tomorrow goes, but in the meantime i was going to call you today. Is The Pilot house you are putting on the other rib, made out of wood ?

I used to a run an old outrage for the yellow guys that had a wood house, heavy but it worked out well. If we buy this ribcraft they are going to make us a fiberglass one but i am still pondering the power options based on additional weight created by this option. I think more is always better most likely...... Thinking twin 115's on the 6.5 but there inlies the other issue. That being the change in attitude of the boat at rest and losing some ability to trim due to the stern heavy configuration.........
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Old 20 February 2006, 23:19   #15
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Old 21 February 2006, 02:19   #16
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nice to hear

Glad you like your Mitigator. I looked at one while in Marblehead last winter and got all horny over it. Impressive looking. I bought a 21' alum hull and will FINALLY be able to pick it up this spring. They said it ran at 50 mph and felt great; shall "sea" about that. Really looking forward to feeling what I read about RHIBs as being great for the rough stuff, etc. Oh, BTW; for anyone over-seas, I have this really neat boat with air-filled hypalon tubes around it. INVENTED IN THE USA. Wanna buy it? Great product. Trust me....http://www.rib.net/forum/newreply.ph...te=1&p=134601#
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Old 21 February 2006, 02:41   #17
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good luck good choice whats the bollard pull on your Nautica
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Old 21 February 2006, 11:57   #18
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good luck good choice whats the bollard pull on your Nautica
To be honest I haven't put it to the test. We've done a lot of towing with it including some pretty big stuff and it has done great. It has 2 210 hp cummins diesels and weights 12,000 lbs so it makes a great workboat but lacked the speed of the Mitigator. I must also say that the ride on the Ribcraft is better in the big stuff although I feel much safer on the Nautica. Now we have both speed and power when needed and the Mitigator sure is fun to play with.
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Old 21 February 2006, 12:03   #19
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[QUOTE=Jklingel] Really looking forward to feeling what I read about RHIBs as being great for the rough stuff, etc.

I am told by Ribcraft that the ride I am experiencing on the 7.8m is not lost on the smaller boats. If that's the case you will not be disappointed. The wait must be a killer. Good luck.
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Old 21 February 2006, 12:07   #20
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Is The Pilot house you are putting on the other rib, made out of wood ?

Thinking twin 115's on the 6.5 but there inlies the other issue. That being the change in attitude of the boat at rest and losing some ability to trim due to the stern heavy configuration.........

The house is foam cored fiberglass with Lexan windows all around except for the windshield which is glass.

Don't forget you are also adding weight to the front with the addition of a house. Ask the experts but I think you will be OK.
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