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Old 09 December 2014, 03:22   #81
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That should be a very interesting day John, pity you guys are so far away from me otherwise I might have come down to see myself.

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Old 09 December 2014, 05:57   #82
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Folding RIB first impressions part one

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This is why i would love to see the performance of this boat in chop.

It has a shallow v hull shape with only 12 degrees at the transom. This coupled with the light weight, boat length and rigid hull is going to make it a bit of a 'tank slapper' in any chop.
I'm not expecting a comfy ride at all, but hoping to keep a little more power on when towing through chop/wake. I think transom strength is going to be the big decider for me. 🚤
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Old 09 December 2014, 06:14   #83
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Steve is starting to be our new best friend. If he can pull off the demo complete with video footage then we can graduate to having him ship 3 of the boats across the pond.
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Old 09 December 2014, 07:35   #84
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I will also be interested in performance in a chop because the vast majority of my use is on flat or very calm water, 90% fresh water and 10% the Humber estuary so rough water feed back from me would be a long time in coming.

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Old 09 December 2014, 07:38   #85
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and 10% the Humber estuary so rough water feed back from me would be a long time in coming.

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Having gown up on the banks of the Humber, I'd say that your 10% of time on the Humber is more than enough to get rough water feedback!
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Old 10 December 2014, 05:50   #86
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My concern is, its rated for a 15hp 2 stroke or 4?? I have a 15hp 4 stroke mercury weight is 110lbs
I had a word with Steve regarding the HP rating and as they are 'CE' rated for Europe, he believes that the rating is for 4 stroke outboards as no new 2 stroke motors are sold in Europe other than commercial use but he will check with the factory.

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Old 10 December 2014, 08:37   #87
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Phil,are you still Team Manager UK for Jackson Fishing Kayaks?
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Old 10 December 2014, 10:50   #88
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No, I was only involved to set the team up in the first place, once in place I resigned. So how are you, getting sib fishing in.

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Great review philpot, think I'm sold on the frib after seeing them at the boat show, I can't wait for your future updates, and there's me thinking ribbing died a death after the clocks went back, it wins my vote for post of the year
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Old 11 December 2014, 05:45   #90
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Kind words indeed, thank you

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