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Old 17 September 2013, 18:21   #1
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Build a rib - your wish List?

OK here is the brief you have been tasked with building a 6mt Rib (+/- a bit).
its low production numbers, maybe a dozen a year so hand built. It's got to cope with occasional English offshore conditions (at worst), but generally a trailerable sports boat. The SR5.4 is generally considered a tough SOB but is limited now with engine choice and only has a top speed of 44knots.
So what hull shape would you choose or what would you have to alter to push an SR5.4 or SR6 safetly to 50Knots?

What engine or engines would you want to run on this dream manchine and what seat config would you go for? Sprung seats, sprung ceat dash assembly?

and tubes sleek one piece and tapered or traditional chunky in sections.

Come on guys design my next project for me, I'm tbhinking of doing another Aluminum hull but with a cabin/wheelhouse. Do we need to go to 7mt?
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Old 18 September 2013, 04:42   #2
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Old 18 September 2013, 04:46   #3
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If you're starting from scratch, why tie you hand behind your back with an SR I'm not saying the SR isn't a good starting point, but if you are starting out with a blank sheet
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Old 18 September 2013, 05:12   #4
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If you're starting from scratch, why tie you hand behind your back with an SR I'm not saying the SR isn't a good starting point, but if you are starting out with a blank sheet
Totally agree.
Also, you wont get much useful info out of this exercise because every post will be riddled with 'what I've got' brand loyalty and variable budgets.

If I wanted another 6.5/7m boat, I'd take some convincing not to buy another Vipermax, I'd look at a RB.

If I were spending 160k, I'd have one of these like a flash with twin 300 Yanmars. Parker Baltic Cruiser | Parker Rib
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Old 18 September 2013, 05:33   #5
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This one has been for sale for a while, I don't know if it's still is available but worth a look with a view to swapping the engine for a diesel.

Other Cabin Ribs for sale , Carson 750 cabin rib boat 7.5m - Boats And Outboards
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Old 18 September 2013, 05:47   #6
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I'm thinking of a change also - got a 2000 8.5m Tornado with twin Honda 130's, but would like to go wee bit bigger, and also up the power. Can't increase the power on the current RIB. Something like 9.5m Redbay or Baltic or ?? Can't afford new though, and would prefer twin rig. Not much to ask eh? Loved look of the Redbay 10.5 'Beast' up at Easdale, but that would tip the scales for towing. Guess want to push it as much as can but still be towable behind the Disco. Whats worrying me if i don't get in quick am likely to have a new kitchen instead

So - what do you think? Max road towable twin RIG 9-10m open RIB?
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Old 18 September 2013, 06:15   #7
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Lump this is what you need- for sale too
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Old 18 September 2013, 06:30   #8
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Yeah - saw that, very tempting, but only one donk on the back - i'm a double donk kind of a guy. Can't really explain why though
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