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Old 02 December 2005, 13:36   #11
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Looking at the pics of the Shearwater I cant but help to think of occasions when we have stuffed ribs and had a lot of water break over the console, what would happen here with the soft type cabin top, and I also dont like the narrow tubes at the nose, of all the places this, is where you want max bouyancy especially in a stuff, or following sea. Are the Shearwaters soft nose even above 7.4 m in len

Of course there are at least I think 5 cabin types in the Redbay range. I have been inside a few and cant fault them

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Old 02 December 2005, 13:44   #12
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Ginger's Protector is about the nicest looking cabin Rib I've seen. Not all that cheap though.
Yes it is stunning but to get a walkaround you have to go up to their 11.5m!!!
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Old 02 December 2005, 13:52   #13
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Yes it is stunning but to get a walkaround you have to go up to their 11.5m!!!
True,but most of the smaller walkarounds tend to look like ribs with a kennel bolted on, ala the Ribtec Grand Toilet.
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Old 02 December 2005, 14:08   #14
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I'm intersted in buying one in the future (cabin rib) and have started investigating but not in a rush, things that are coming to mind so far are

1) The Big one, money this will determine where you will be able to look
2) Cabin ribs, is it a cabin you can shut the door and still kept going, or is it an under console design. e.g do you want the wind in your hair or not.
3) Will you stay on the boat, if so will you want a sea toilet, cooker..... Some of the ones i have seen it would be a crush to sleep in them.
4) For the same money you can get more facilities on a hard boat (but i like ribs)
5) Will it be on a trailer, even if just around the marina and use a trackor to launch, it could save alot of mooring fees

For me the 3 i would look at (based on my budget) would be

Parker - real cabin, facilities
Redbay - real cabin, but i would question on the 8.4 that you could sleep in the cabin, can have facilities, but to what extent i dont know yet
Scorpion - not a real cabin , well the ones i have seen. But has good facilities

not in any order
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Old 03 December 2005, 06:41   #15
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Andre I am looking to buy, visting Scorpion on Tuesday for a sea trial. Would be interested in some info if you could forward it to me at oliver@quiltedcamel.com

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Old 06 December 2005, 09:15   #16
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Something that’s been puzzling me…

We had a large wave/rib interface last night ( ) just past the Needles, which turned the boat in to a motorised eight and a half metre paddling pool for a short while.

So, vaguely back on topic, has anyone got any idea/experience of how the Protector ribs clear water from the bow after such an incident? I had a look at one in Cowes last year and it appears to have an open bow area with no means of clearing water out through stern, as there is no gap between the cabin and the sides of the boat. I saw a couple of small drains on the bow, but wonder how effective they are?

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Old 06 December 2005, 09:31   #17
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Yes they have a drain vent in the side of the hull below the tubes.
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Old 06 December 2005, 09:33   #18
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You can see it in this picture here of gingercoasties "Silver Fern"
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Now these guy's are developing their range over this winter with the introduction of a 9mtr model, awesome construction and attention to detail and realistic prices too.
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Old 06 December 2005, 13:23   #20
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Now these guy's are developing their range over this winter with the introduction of a 9mtr model, awesome construction and attention to detail and realistic prices too.
hmmm i seem to recognise ribraft name with another more famous auaflyte/vtype post!!
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