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Old 30 August 2005, 11:57   #1
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I am looking to get a RIB to do some island hopping in the UK Channel Islands. Has anyone any opinions on models, lengths, etc? The waters around there can get pretty ugly at times, so it has to be something serious.
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Old 30 August 2005, 14:57   #2
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I travel between all the Islands and France on a Prosport 6m (5.85m in reality). I generally don't go out above a F3, but it is ok in a F4 just rather uncomfortable. All depends on wind direction and tide of course!

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Old 31 August 2005, 16:00   #3
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Suggest you look at Prosport, made in Guernsey and built for sea going. I have a 6.5m and came back accross the Channel in good force 5 and stayed dry all the way. Use my boat a great deal for trips down the SW coast and it loves the big sea with its very deep v hull. Best of luck
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. I have a 6.5m and came back accross the Channel in good force 5 and stayed dry all the way.
And what's that phrase? oh yeh,

"and my arse is a banjo"!!!
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Old 01 September 2005, 04:20   #5
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Thanks guy. I'll have a look at Prosport. Does anyone know what their website is (if they haveone, that is)?
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Hi Rupert, Have you considered a Seawolf 3000? These are available from Trago Mills in either Falmouth or Liskeard and represent excellent value for money.
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Old 02 September 2005, 04:49   #7
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They are at http://www.prosportribs.co.uk/

They normally have one or two for you to try out, hope you get to have a go in a good breeze and sea to see how dry they are.

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Rupert, if you're in Guernsey, the best bet is to go down to the Pro-sport yard and have a mooch.

They are next to the old B&Q at Admiral Park in a big tent(!). Go round the back of the Gas showroom. Jason Norman, the owner, is generally there after 3.
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Thanks for the info, Guy. I'll look at the Prosport site, and Squirell, I toodle off down there.
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Hi Burdick,
Was just wondering how you managed to keep so dry. Does your rib have a wrap around canopy?
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