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Old 26 May 2009, 07:13   #11
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it is the guy in the front with a grin ear to ear pissing him self that has let the side down.
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I driven that Police rib! I am also one of the boat handlers for the new Avon & Somerset Boat

Its common for the coxswains to be marine section or divers (like me) and the firearms guys to have crew training.

I will have a look at Halmatic - has anyone any experience with

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Well an XS rib is not going to last anywhere near as long as the other boats mentioned so far.

I'm not doing XS Ribs down but they are built to considerably different a budget compare to the suggestions so far.

A compromise might be a Ribcraft .....http://www.solentribcharter.co.uk/pa...al_Rib_Charter

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it is the guy in the front with a grin ear to ear pissing him self that has let the side down.
Now that you mention it, the gage at aft starboard looks like he's just rediscovered last night's curry
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The ribcraft 6.8 will take 225hp so I guess 90hp twins? But if the boat is lighter then something like a Halmatic the top speed might not be too bad?

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Solent ribs 6.9 also looks interesting,

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Hi Mike,

I've kept out of the more serious side of this discussion so far However, it looks like there are very few hulls in that range that will take 130hp twins. It may be that you are hunting for a boat that doesn't exist. 6-7m, good offshore hull, twin 130's, cheapish.
An alternative might be to look at the Redbay Suzuki demo boat., Redbay 650, twin Suzi-Wong 90's (great economy) - 40kts. Standard fuel tank is 180L - good range too. They fit Ermintrude etecs as an alternative.
Their 7.5/750 will take twin 115 four strokes - but the hull will only give mid/high 30s.
Hope you find her out there somewhere!
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Saw this boat at Ribex a couple of years back, I think its a Tornado Super 7metre with twin 225 Opti's. It seemed to sit well in the water considering the weight hanging off the transom. It must be a handfull flat out though!
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Saw this boat at Ribex a couple of years back, I think its a Tornado Super 7metre with twin 225 Opti's. It seemed to sit well in the water considering the weight hanging off the transom. It must be a handfull flat out though!
ok ok I know it is not small at 7m but that RIB looks tiny with them two big black lumps on the back. looks like it is used for family fun. bet the mum dose not alow WOT
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The ribcraft 6.8 will take 225hp so I guess 90hp twins? But if the boat is lighter then something like a Halmatic the top speed might not be too bad?

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Mike,

We used to have several 8.4m seariders with twin 225 Yamaha's on the back and they were exceptional.

Only problem is they need a truck to move them around and they were a bit of a wet ride.

The Avon website used to have a picture of one of boats on it.

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