Originally Posted by Nauti Buoy
Jimbo and Andy, were the hulls this shape? I am more swayed to Ribcraft but just looking about, to see whats what.
No, our hull was much shallower, twin parallel rails stopping about 70cm from the bow, and a big planning pad.
We've just replaced it with a new Ribcraft 6.3 which is, without doubt, the best RIB i've driven. Someone i work with has a 6.5 tornado, and that's about the only boat i can compare it with. Ride is fantastic (1st day out was in a F8 on the south side of the isle of wight), loads of lift for carrying divers, and the quality of all the glass work is first class.
We've got a 150 Opti on the back, which is currently giving us 38 knots 4 up, but not quite enought torque for 10 divers. I would probably say a bigger engine would be better 'cause the stern is a bit light at speed we we're not loaded.