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Old 25 February 2010, 19:32   #1
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Southern California Naval Architect??

Anybody know a good naval architect in the San Diego area who has experience with RIBs?
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Old 26 February 2010, 03:19   #2
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What are you looking to do? I have a few contacts...
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Old 26 February 2010, 10:22   #3
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Hello Capt. Troy,

I have an USCG inspected (16 passengers) RIB that I am repowering. Unfortunately, it is a "one off" and the original manufacturer didn't provide any horsepower specifications for the boat. The US Coast Guard will probably require that I prove that the boat is designed for the increase in power, so I want to have a naval architect take a look at it.

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Hi there "Orca"
Havn't broke it already did you

Was nice seeing you out there and hope you get someone lined up

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Hello Capt. Troy,

I have an USCG inspected (16 passengers) RIB that I am repowering. Unfortunately, it is a "one off" and the original manufacturer didn't provide any horsepower specifications for the boat. The US Coast Guard will probably require that I prove that the boat is designed for the increase in power, so I want to have a naval architect take a look at it.

Thanks!

Sorry for the delay in replying, give this guy a call, he did some work for me on a 34' RIB that I recently built; Ray Richards, (949) 642-6592.

He's not in San Diego, but he's close by in Newport Beach.
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Hi Dal,

I have had a motor that has been having issues on and off for the last year. Finally switching out both of them for some Suzuki 175s.

Nice shots by the way, I have been meaning to catch up with you to buy one or two.

Hi Capntroy,

Thanks for the contact. I will try him tomorrow.
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Old 17 March 2010, 01:23   #7
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Orca,
think you wil be very happy with the suzi's.
Had mine for 5 years now and is very responsive and reliable (and quiet ! )
I bought my RIB in the UK but purchased the motor and had fitted here in town.
Let me know if CapnTroy lead doesn't pan out ,as I have a boating repair shop I use, that may have some leads. (I know they do work on the Navy's RIBs)

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I know this is a bit off topic and sorry to hi-jack the thread but i was wondering if any of you guys could help i am looking to find out what the best boat / RIB magazines in the USA are for us to adverstise our range of shock mitigation seating in?

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Hi Jonathan,
very interesting !
Bad news is our RIB coverage over here is pathetic; when it comes to specialized primary or work RIBs.
Our "dedicated" RIB magazine died shortly after starting up and don't think anyone else covers that.

It's a little tricky to envision what boats would best profit from your product over here. There are a few pro's like Orca who they would be great for.But rigs like his are few and far between. I suspect you have already contacted manufacturers like Ribcraft up in Marblehead , to offer your products as a build option.

I would think the armed forces would be a better market, but probably going through testing and certification would be off putting.
I see the Navy boats all the time with mitigating systems installed but not sure about the USCG new SAFE boats.

Maybe some of the guys further north may have some leads and a quick "google " of USA boating magazines,may give you some ideas of the market .
Wishing you good luck
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i was wondering if any of you guys could help i am looking to find out what the best boat / RIB magazines in the USA are for us to adverstise our range of shock mitigation seating in?
Simple: There are none. Which is why us Norte Americano guys are on RibNet.


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