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Old 02 February 2008, 12:25   #21
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Tx. guys,

Have been away, but am now back and will start goimng through some of your replies. May have some more questions, though.
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Well,

I have started by looking at Parkerribs and Rupert. I can't find anything on either about which CE cat. coding theirs boats fall into, but I'' write to them both. Let's hope they answer.
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Hi folks,

Have been looking at the sites we mentioned, and whilst am waiting for replies, I began to wonder what are people opinions on cabin ribs, open ribs, and wheel-house ribs?Anyone like to express an opinion?
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Old 02 February 2008, 15:31   #24
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I have started by looking at Parkerribs and Rupert. I can't find anything on either about which CE cat. coding theirs boats fall into, but I'' write to them both. Let's hope they answer.
I am sure they will - there are a number of parker dealers who post on here so you shouldn't have to wait long. Out of interest - do you really care which CE rating it has - they are a bit arbitrary and really only serve as guidance on what the manufacturer believes it is capable of (and should have the backup paperwork to support) - but you could get 2 identical boats from different manufacturers (using same hull/tube design) with different ratings. The only advantage I can see of a Cat B boat is that the effort involved in labelling it as such (assuming it is legitiamite) means the manufacturer has bothered to do it seriously.

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It depends what you want to do with your boat.
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Hmm,

a cabin keeps you drier. What other advantages do you get from a cabin or a wheel-house? Is there a difference in stability?
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a cabin keeps you drier. What other advantages do you get from a cabin or a wheel-house? Is there a difference in stability?
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depending on the cabin/wheelhouse - you are warm (a heater is even possible) and dry (spray and rain). Probably have a bit more dry storage space for stuff. An enclosed wheelhouse will also open up the range of electronics and seats which can be used. A cabin (as opposed to a wheelhouse) will also have space to sleep and either could include space for a toilet and some very basic cooking facilities.

BUT the weight and height of a "superstructure" can result in a loss of speed and changed centre of gravity. To what extent will depend on the boat and cabin design/construction in question. Some people also prefer the "idea" of being out in the open.
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Just had an idea for the perfect RIB - a Botnia Targa with tubes!!!
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I have started by looking at Parkerribs and Rupert. I can't find anything on either about which CE cat. coding theirs boats fall into, but I'' write to them both. Let's hope they answer.
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Rupert, you can write to me on info@parkerribs.com

all our ribs are CAT B and also must comply with Directive 94/25/EC as ammended by Directive 2003/44/EC
Take for example the recent 10 mtr cabin ribs which we supplied to the Bulgarian SAR. The requirement was Germanisher Lloyd approval for High Speed Crafts and this is what we obtained. The same applied for the 1400.

Have you had a look at Nautibouy (Parker 900Baltic with twin Verado 275) which is now in Guernsey. Richard the first owner had that rib coded
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like the wheel-house rib seen on the rupert site. Makes me think that the ideal boat for me is a battleship with tubes. Having said that, I think the wheel-house types have diesel engines and that brings me back to an old discussion I've already had here - now just what objection did I have to diesels? Smell, noise? Suppose I'll have to dig through old discussions on this site. Does anyone remember where they were?
Or perhaps someone can sum up the pros and cons quickly.

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Hi Andre,

Posted my previous before reading your post. I have never seen Nautibouy (Parker 900Baltic with twin Verado 275). Have you got a site with photos and info?
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