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Old 20 July 2009, 17:50   #41
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The Jet pac was reviewed in RIB International not so long back. I think it worked out pretty expensive for what it was.

The boats look good though.
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Old 20 July 2009, 17:53   #42
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I have seen one in the flesh ealier this year- being demo'd/ tested with the new buyer on the local lake. From what I saw it was well finished and used some good quality fittings and fixings. ......
The MD of the compnay was with him and happy to talk to us about the build etc even though he knew we were not in the market for one > seemed a nice guy who was proud of his product.
Only mho and I have no connection > apart from living 2 miles away !
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I was brought up less than three miles away from them, in Norton. Might have been why I was so keen to defend them - though I've never seen one and have no connection either. I hope they can make a go of it.
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Old 20 July 2009, 18:14   #43
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I had a good look at the ones at Ribex on and off the water and think they were the best finished Ribs in their class by a long long way-attention to detail was the best I've seen in a very long time.... Approachable team with a great product that had been properly thought through in all areas....IMHO leagues ahead of Cobra,Solent,Ribeye etc so watch out Ribcraft+Scorpion-these guys will be snapping at your heels very soon!
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Old 21 July 2009, 07:59   #44
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Andy what was your impression of the jetpac? I like the idea of them but I'm just not sure if the implementation suits ribs.

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Noisey!! I dont really see the point of it to be honest. It sat well enough on the boat but I would be going for outboards on that size of Rib.
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Old 21 July 2009, 08:07   #45
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I think one of the concerns was that it supported itself fine in the water but you had alot of extra leverage on the transom when towing.
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Old 21 July 2009, 08:24   #46
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Noisey!! I dont really see the point of it to be honest. It sat well enough on the boat but I would be going for outboards on that size of Rib.
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Oh dear! I did wonder about sound proofing or lack of it. As Chewy alluded too, you would need a very substantial transom for it as well.

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Old 21 July 2009, 08:56   #47
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Noisey!! I dont really see the point of it to be honest. It sat well enough on the boat but I would be going for outboards on that size of Rib.
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Andy - is the advantage not that it gives you two options that are not normally available in a 6m rib without loosing most of the internal space to an engine box? specifically

- jet drive (if you have a desire for shallow drive, or not having a mincer on the boat when working with people) and
- diesel power (if you operate in an area where shoreside petrol is scarce.

Whether that outweighs the cost issue is another question? But for some people it might. I guess potentially if they "take off" as an approach future upgrading / engine swapping may be easier than with an inboard.
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The guy who now owns...(Ribquest)...used to run rally cars and it is evident in the finish.
You mean they looked like they'd been rolled or they were quick through the forest?
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You mean they looked like they'd been rolled or they were quick through the forest?
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