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Old 18 February 2009, 09:51   #11
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I was going to suggest that, but I guessed there are two secondhand ribs available to choose between?

Also the Attaque (what was renamed as the O-Pro) if we're going down that road. But I suspect if we're not careful, this could end up as another 300 entry "why not buy a <substitute your favourite 5m rib here>" thread!

<edit, just noticed Chewy's edit - Yep, mine's the grandad of it (renamed Attaque, then O-Pro) and it eats the rough stuff for breakfast - I can take waves head on seated at speed which I'd have been "tacking" through relatively slowly in the SR>
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Old 18 February 2009, 15:10   #12
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Assaults Over 5m are rubbish.
Let me explain further,The Assault hull might not be as efficient as the deeper V hull in rough water.

I do however like my 5m!

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Old 18 February 2009, 15:29   #13
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I admit I am biased but it's an Ocean Pro for me every time, unbelievable sea-keeping for a 5m RIB!!
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You should definately go with the destroyer.The 5.9 assault will still slap the water rather than cut through it.I have just bought a 5.3 destroyer ,selling the 5 metre assault because of that problem,its also very narrow unlike the destroyers and you get soaked in slight rough seas.The destroyer has answered all these problems.I should think the 5.0 and 5.3 will be very similar.From all the pictures i've looked at the ocean pro narrow beam versions hull does not seem to look that much deeper than the assaults and also the bow does not seem to be as high as the destroyers,even the equally wide bodied version until you more towards the six metre mark.

First picture is the assualt and second the destroyer.
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Old 19 February 2009, 06:40   #15
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Heres a couple more pics to show you some comparisons and size diff,hope my post helps!
first pic assault 2.0m beam,second destroyer 2.3m beam and the rest are the destroyer.There are loads more pics if you need them.
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The O-Pro is a bit like a "compact & bijoux" destroyer - it has a deep V - I can assure you of that having had to buy longer trailer side roller support props to make it fit the trailer properly.......
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Go for the 5.5 Destroyer - really great fun!! Thanks Jono!
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