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Old 01 May 2006, 16:24   #11
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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.
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Old 01 May 2006, 16:27   #12
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Had a look at this Rib today in more detail and have decided against it. Went our in the Zar 650 and was very impressed..... so we'l see.
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Old 01 May 2006, 16:31   #13
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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.
Try some different props - our local club has a humber with a suzuki 140hp 4 stroke and that carries 10 divers fine - not as quick as the Suzuki 200hp one thopugh - but uses a lot less fuel....
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Old 02 May 2006, 06:49   #14
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Try some different props - our local club has a humber with a suzuki 140hp 4 stroke and that carries 10 divers fine - not as quick as the Suzuki 200hp one thopugh - but uses a lot less fuel....
We are going to prop it down, but what i meant was with the 150 on it the stern is quite light. It skipps out quite easily when it's empty. I think is bigger lump of metal on the back would be better
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