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Old 04 September 2005, 12:07   #11
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Was just wondering how you managed to keep so dry. Does your rib have a wrap around canopy?
No, he was wearing a drysuit!
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Old 04 September 2005, 15:32   #12
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We have several clients running from the Devon Coast to The channel Islands in Ring 7.5 with Suzuki DF 250 , Could be worth a look at . Also a nice dry boat with the added advantage of cabin is the Aquaflyte 7 or 8 m. I have run the crossing in 6.5 RIB but its a bit small, suggest larger for the sea's around Guernsey. Having family who work the sea's of Guernsey now what your saying about the conditions.
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Old 04 September 2005, 17:11   #13
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Old 04 September 2005, 17:37   #14
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No canopy, just an open rib. The only spray I find is when occasionaly I have stuffed it into a large swell when running with the sea. I am no expert on hull design but can only tell you of my experience with this boat, the hull is very narrow and deep at the bow and I guess cuts through the sea very effectively pushing the bow wake further back. I am sure other Prosport owners would also confirm this to be the case.
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Old 16 December 2006, 08:16   #15
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prosport...........ha ha

you can get very wet in a f4 or above !!
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Old 16 December 2006, 15:05   #16
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This is a very old thread - Prosport in their original form no longer exist thank god!!!

As to them being very dry boats I totally agree - alright mine is an 8.8m but even in a Force 8 we stayed dry - it really is amazing. Only time we got wet was in very confused seas and a Force 6 - it was an Easterly which we normally never get!!!
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keep well away from prosport ribs !!! Absolutly no customer service what so ever
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keep well away from prosport ribs !!! Absolutly no customer service what so ever
Yep, their new UK rep, Steve, as good as told me to go away and stop bothering him when enquiring about a new 6.5. Mind you, this was not the only strange reaction I got when offering to spend loads a money with various manufacturers of my favourite form of transport
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Old 27 December 2006, 16:10   #19
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thats interesting, when i finally got hold of steve, he told me he had bought the company and had nothing to do with jason - but even though he bought the name, he didn't want to cary on their warranty !! which with a prosport you need !
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thats interesting, when i finally got hold of steve, he told me he had bought the company and had nothing to do with jason - but even though he bought the name, he didn't want to cary on their warranty !! which with a prosport you need !
I can't blame him to be honest. What I find strange is that their website STILL hasn't been changed - I would have done all I could to distance myself from that shower!!!
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