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Old 23 September 2010, 18:31   #31
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hi nss
not to sure how much you have looked into a brig 450 falcon i have attached some photos of mine.
i find this a great family rib or just for myself fishing,im not to sure of its total length from the stern to the towing hitch on the trailor but i will be back at my caravan next weekend where i store the boat and will give it an over all measure for you (length and beam)
i can easily launch and recover on my own even on the very shallow beach at black rock sands
it has a double bench seat behind the console a single seat in front of the console and a single bow seat
pushed along with a 50hp honda 4/
all in all a fun eco family rib
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Hi Andy

Your Brig looks great, and much appreciate your input. Another Brig Falcon 450 owner was similarly positive on another earlier thread so sounds as though it should certainly be on my shortlist. Would be great if you could let me have that overall measurement - particularly the length (as I'm pretty sure it'ss okay regarding the beam.

Out of interest, do you think it would perform okay with a 40hp on the back?

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Old 23 September 2010, 18:41   #32
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My Tornado 5mtr fits well into half a standard double garage and although I could remove the drawbar it just all fits in without. I think I might just be able to fit a 5,3 but then I would need to remove the drawbar. You must have a pretty short garage as mine is a 15 yr old house. My advice would be to buy the biggest rib that will fit and when you quote width, the best thing to do is just let the tubes down until they are soft and then the single door shouldn't be a problem.

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Hi Dave. Not sure there is a 'standard' length for garages. Mine is 17' 3" (5.25m) from the inside face of the garage door to the back wall, but 19' 4" (5.9m) wide internally. Shame it's not the other way as a longer RIB would then be a possibility (even if it did mean tube deflation to get through the doorway). Unfortunately, with freezer, workbench, etc., there's not enough space in which to swing the boat to take advantage of the width
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Old 23 September 2010, 19:48   #33
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Rather than move house , what about converting the garage to have one wide door, rather than two narrow ones? This may enable you to store a bigger boat in there?
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Old 24 September 2010, 04:00   #34
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Rather than move house , what about converting the garage to have one wide door, rather than two narrow ones? This may enable you to store a bigger boat in there?
What's up Dai, don't you want me as a new neighbour?

Could be a bit expensive converting to a single up & over. The brick pier between the two singles is close to a metre wide so the existing lintels would need to be replaced with one much longer one, and the new door would probably need to be custom made to fit the hole.

Add to that the fact that electrics come up through the floor onto that pier (so the flloor would have to channelled out to relocate the power) and it becomes a big cost just to gain half a metre or so on the length of boat I could accommodate.
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Old 24 September 2010, 14:48   #35
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Would be great if you could let me have that overall measurement - particularly the length

no probs nss will do next weekend

as for a 40hp it probably would push it along just fine
but bear in mind it will take a 30lt fuel can plus a 10lt spare fuel can under the bench seat there is also storage under the front console seat, plus a generous size chain locker at the bow
, if you are like me and carry a lot of spares, fishing tackle,tools and possibly wife and two kids all donning safety gear it you could be running a 40hp at its top end.
the boat will take a max 60hp (all though i have seen a video on utube with one with a 75)
for me it would be better to have the max hp and not use it until you need it,rather than you need it and its not there! (just my opinion though)
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Old 24 September 2010, 15:10   #36
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Hello... I have Brig F450, but the older version, with steped hull. With 50hp suzuki four stroke goes fast. Very low consumptions - for a day fishing/spearfishing, for two persons ~10 liters. The boat is very light boat (110kg dry), easy to handle for one person. I dont know about new ones, but i think they are good too.
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Old 26 September 2010, 10:56   #37
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Thanks for that Andy and ErikaZ

I'll bear in mind your thoughts re engines. Though I'm unlikely to carry a lot of gear, I am likely to have 4 adults aboard on a fairly regular basis and don't want to find I'm underpowered.
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For fishing in f450 - 3 adults max.... gets 35 knots (with DF50) with 3 persons and all fishing gear.
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Hi nss
Overall length on the trailer is 5m with the engine trimed down to the front of the tow hitch
Will be interesting to hear your desicion
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Overall length on the trailer is 5m with the engine trimed down to the front of the tow hitch
Will be interesting to hear your desicion
Thanks Andy, much appreciated. That would just about fit my garage. Am currently waiting on a quote from Ribtec, but haven't discounted the Brig (as I suspect the Ribtec may prove more expensive!).

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