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Old 08 February 2014, 04:36   #31
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in a typical Irish sea short sharp chop ? ?
As has already been said, look for a SR4.7 or a Ribcraft 4.8
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Old 08 February 2014, 07:22   #32
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Good Afternoon Septicsac .
I see your leaning towards the Ribcraft 4.8 . My previous rib was a Humber 6 m and for launching and retrieving reason I down sized to the Ribcraft 4.8
Last summer we holidayed in West Cork and on several days ber,myself and the two kids aged 7 and 13 went out to the Fastnet Rock whale watching
And fishing .I have the Honda 50 four stroke on the back which I think is the perfect marriage for both power and fuel consumption . Im living in Cork if your down this direction touch base and you can have a look . I have it set up for fishing so it will give you a few ideas or drop me your email address and I can send you a few photos. Best of Luck
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Old 09 February 2014, 02:41   #33
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I have recently bought a Ribcraft 4.8 with a 50hp four stroke . I have no boating experience at all so my knowledge is all theory . I knew that I would always be towing and launching my boat and the west coast of Scotland is a favourite area for me and my family so what ever I bought needed to be safe .

The research I did always seemed to point towards a 4.8 m ribcraft . It would seem to be one of the more capable small ribs . Get the ease of towing and launch but still safe on quickly changeable seas.

I think the purists would put a 60 hp on . Mine seems to be flat out at 30 knots which i am quite happy with .

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Old 09 February 2014, 08:11   #34
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I will have an attaque 5.3 for sale shortly, around the 5000 mark with a nice Suzuki 4 stroke. They aernt at all spammy or shallow V they are a good sea boat but quite narrow so can't have side-by-side seating.
Yes they are, its the most Shallow V hull that they do,, attaque/ ocean pro/and lastly the destroyer..
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Old 09 February 2014, 09:43   #35
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Probably not what what you are after but thinking of selling my Lencraft 4.8m to take up sailing. Agree with previous posts that a Ribcraft would be better but a lot more money.

Mine is a fairly fresh hull with very good tubes which is why I bought it. The engine is a very low hours Mariner 75HP 2 stroke, with you wanting a 4 stroke and slower boat probably not what you want but it is a LOT of fun on the water and not at all hard on fuel.

If I sell it I will be looking for about 4,000.

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Old 09 February 2014, 09:57   #36
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Yes they are, its the most Shallow V hull that they do,, attaque/ ocean pro/and lastly the destroyer..
If you think again Matt, you'll recall that it is the Assault that is the shallow slappy hull. The Attaque is a forerunner of the Oceanpro hull. I understand that they are/were quite good!
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Old 09 February 2014, 10:44   #37
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Yes you are wrong Matt, the attaque is still marketed as the narrow beam ocean pro I believe it is an excellent hull and was simply widened for the very popular / more modern ocean pro series.

Predictive iPhone or something changed slammy into spammy in my last post. The attaque is not at all slammy.
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Old 09 February 2014, 12:31   #38
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I can concur. I have an elderly Attaque 5.3 a very confidence inspiring solid hull. Though its my first rib and therefore I'm not comparing it to anything.

As far as I remember I read somewhere that some loony crossed the atlantic in an Attaque!
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Wilk your right and im wrong,, The assault was the shallow V ..Not the attack.. BUT my 5.3 Ocean Pro was slappy as buggery. My Ribcraft 4.8 peed all over it when i raced the new owner tho!!
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Interesting feedback. I've been in a lot of ribs but never been in a ribcraft, to say a 4.8 outperformed a 5.3 is saying something...

I'm considering a RC 585 for round Britain, heard nothing but good things about that hull. Separate thread that tho.
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