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Old 24 March 2006, 02:45   #1
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There have been a few posts about this/these monster ribs but take a look at this:

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Old 24 March 2006, 03:26   #2
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There have been a few posts about this/these monster ribs but take a look at this:

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Thatís not a rib, itís a Dutch barge with a grey fender and too many engines

Seriously though, with that internal volume and a high transom it will struggle to clear water after a stuff Des
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Old 24 March 2006, 03:47   #3
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Seriously though, with that internal volume and a high transom it will struggle to clear water after a stuff Des
Couple of big bilge pumps and it would be a piece of cake.......

Ok so its a Madera, not a Madeira I'll get me coat
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Like the Rupert, another awesome Rib with a soppy name. Does make you wonder just how much benefit those tubes are with so much freeboard.
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Old 24 March 2006, 04:32   #5
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Probally a stupid question but.....

With a four outboard configuration, why are the two exterior engines mounted higher than the center pair?

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yeah alice, i cant see how effective those tubes would be with them being so far from the water!!! isnt it therefore just a good offshore rigid boat, rather than true rib?
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Old 24 March 2006, 05:36   #7
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Probally a stupid question but....
Yeh.

Cos the hull is a V shape and the engines will be submerged to about the same level.
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Still reckon the Cromptons are more impressive!!!
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Old 25 March 2006, 15:08   #9
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Its a big grey box with tubes attached. Its not really a rib is it?

Plus why have a RIB that big??? The benefits you get from a RIB tend to become a gimick the bigger you get.

A big boat coming in to contact with a solid object will burst the tubes just becase of the sheer weight and forces involved!

I can only think the tubes act as spray rails.

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Old 25 March 2006, 15:15   #10
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As you can see in this picture, at high speed turns the tubes will help stop the boat over turning, being very bouyant.

Also, other benefits come from things like stuffing the boat in bad weather and an incident like "Big Yellow" where the boat breaks up..., the tubes will help keep it afloat.

When coming along side another boat/wall the tubes will help protect the boat like fenders... I think you'd be suprised how much force they can take!
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Reckon they owe rather a lot to Crompton's designs.....

8 outboards just has to be silly!!!
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I dont know if you have red the website, because these ribs will be used for fast transport. They will take an load of 12.000 kilo cargo and an extra 4000L fuel.
So going from point a till b overseas wih much load as possible and also as fast as possible.

When they fill up these monsters with cargo and fuel the whole Rib will go deeper in the water so the tubes will be on the water. Then it will look as an ' normall' rib with lower sides. For that purpose these M-RIBS are build. I have visit them and they also make an whole range of very good and professional normal ribs. But there speciality are these big cargo RIBS.
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looks fun!! bit dangerous but def good fun
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I dont know if you have red the website, because these ribs will be used for fast transport. They will take an load of 12.000 kilo cargo and an extra 4000L fuel.
So going from point a till b overseas wih much load as possible and also as fast as possible.

When they fill up these monsters with cargo and fuel the whole Rib will go deeper in the water so the tubes will be on the water. Then it will look as an ' normall' rib with lower sides. For that purpose these M-RIBS are build. I have visit them and they also make an whole range of very good and professional normal ribs. But there speciality are these big cargo RIBS.
fast transport - 12,000kilos - 4000l fuel - think HMRC/RN might be paying the owners a flying visit at some point then
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Five 225hp engines mmmmm

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Old 31 August 2006, 11:44   #18
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prefer codders rib any day.... at least its blue and not a shitty grey... I dont see why you need 1000 odd hp to move it at 50+knts??. I suppose we are all jealous because its bigger than ours? surprised with the Dutch -- normally thay are a frugal lot.

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