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Old 14 June 2016, 12:01   #211
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Interesting comment weimed.. I guess you have the Russian culture in your blood too.


Do you think I am stereotyping you when I think of your Avatar name ?

Meaning of weiming .. or to be weimed ...

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Old 14 June 2016, 13:32   #212
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You can stereotype me all you want I don't give a crap. There are thousands od people who watch my youtube channel and facebook and know i am credible
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Old 14 June 2016, 17:58   #213
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You can also see the F-Rib at the San Diego boat show (16-19th June.)
I'm sure the FRIB USA team from four seas will be delighted to answer your questions.





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Old 30 June 2016, 04:34   #214
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Only just back in the fold after a few years away. We used to have larger ribs towed behind our camper but have had to downsize due to towing a car. We have the FRIB 330 with a new Suzuki 15hp 2 Stroke(dont ask??)and it has proved ideal. It is just about light enough for me to unload alone and takes literally 10 minutes to be ready for the water. I too made the mistake of trapping stones in the hull when unfolding and got a couple of chips first time out(gutted!!) but a bit of filler soon put that right and with the 15 it goes like stink!! Our friends have all got Honwave 3.8s and it will go anywhere they go albeit with their larger tubes they stay drier. The only criticism so far is that mine was sold without transom wheels so I bought some and fitted them myself. Problem is the transom is relatively small so I have to take the wheels off when afloat to allow the engine to move - not a great difficulty but annoying when you have to refit them before landing. All in all I would recommend the FRib, it has everything I want, portability, speed, manouverability and durability to mention just a few
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Old 30 June 2016, 04:55   #215
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>>>new Suzuki 15hp 2 Stroke(dont ask??)

That's interesting. I see Suzuki have put a great deal of effort into weight reduction (as with my 20hp 4-stroke model) so bringing their latest 15hp 2-stroke to 33kg... at 3kg under the Mercury/Mariner 15 they must be the new holy grail in that engine size.... albeit not exactly in the normal supply chain.
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Old 30 June 2016, 04:56   #216
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What's your top speed in GPS kts WOT with a 15 on the FRIB?
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Old 30 June 2016, 05:06   #217
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How many kts will he have to report for you to put the Frib on your Chistmas list Max?
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Old 30 June 2016, 05:15   #218
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It's not a boat I'd ever have on my list but just interested as some very high speeds have been noted with very small engines on that particular thing.
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Old 30 June 2016, 05:46   #219
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>>>just interested as some very high speeds have been noted with very small engines

It does have all the right ingredients for speed... lightweight rigid hull with modest V shape. I forget now but isn't Gurnard seeing 16-17kts with a 6hp?
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Old 30 June 2016, 13:12   #220
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>>>just interested as some very high speeds have been noted with very small engines

It does have all the right ingredients for speed... lightweight rigid hull with modest V shape. I forget now but isn't Gurnard seeing 16-17kts with a 6hp?
thats pretty good i can only get 16kts out of my sib with a 20 parsun 4 stroke on the back
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