Originally Posted by Manos
On a RIB is the norm when you say that you want a 750 mtr RIB to actually get most of the time a 6.5-7ish LOA RIB. If you say you want an 8mtr RIB you will get again most of the time a 7.5ish mtr RIB and so on.
There's no doubt that manufacturers tend to round up to a certain degree, but I think that they are generally more accurate than that. Do you know of any RIB that is sold as a 7.5m which is actually less than 7 metres?
Agree, but I was making the point that when they say a min LOA 6.5 mtr RIB can enter F2 class the mean mean the boats hull LOA and not the total length with the tubes and IMHO should had been the other way round - TRYING TO GET IN THERE VERY HARD
I know that you are upset that your boat doesn't meet the requirements, but you are misquoting the regulations. You assumed that the measurements refer to the LOA, but you were wrong. They don't. As far as I can see there is no mention of LOA anywhere.
The RIB racing rules specifically say that measurments are as per P1 section D2 which says "The length must be measured between the perpendiculars of the external moulded
hull length of the boat, taken at the extreme bow and the rearmost planing surface (the rear most part of the keel) including all hull planing steps (regardless of height), but excluding trim tabs, either fixed or movable" which is expressly NOT
LOA is different from hull length. "Hull LOA" is a meaningless term that can only cause confusion -- it's either hull length or