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Old 15 October 2004, 09:05   #1
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Carson Ribs

Anybody know what happened to this outfit? Irish based and made a vert strong RIB?

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Old 15 October 2004, 09:25   #2
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Do you know where in Ireland they are based? I think this is one of their RIBs.
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Old 15 October 2004, 09:33   #3
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this is a 9m twin engine rib its been on ebay a few times made by carson
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Old 15 October 2004, 10:24   #4
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They started off in Merseyside and were run by a guy called Barry Carson I think, in the 80s. Moved down to Hamble Point about 94/95 time and traded out of one of the hangars there. Seemed to stop trading late 90s.

Tended to specialise in commercial stuff and had odd PVC tubes with rope covered in PVC for a rubbing strip. They built a couple of 9m monsters with huge inboard mid mounted engines and then developed a 7.5m with small cabin and volvo stern drive, unfortunately they seemed to be ahead of there time because it looked like an excellent cruising rib.

Can anyone fill in the post 90s history ?

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Old 18 October 2004, 08:10   #5
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They started off in Merseyside and were run by a guy called Barry Carson I think, in the 80s. Moved down to Hamble Point about 94/95 time and traded out of one of the hangars there. Seemed to stop trading late 90s.

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The last time I had contact with Barry Carson was about 18 months ago, and at that time he was in the middle of a 4 year course training to become a Lawyer. He gave me the impression that the RIB business was being wound down.If you need his mobile number send me a PM
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Old 18 October 2004, 13:33   #6
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Atlantic web are trying to flog one at the moment.

http://www.atlantic-web.com/ribs4sale.htm

I find 60knots hard to belive and can an engine be both supercharged and turbocharged?

There is certainly alot of hot gas involved somewhere
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Hi ADS,

I think that 60 is a bit hopeful, should do 50+ though if its got DPX sterndrives.

Regarding the supercharging and turbocharging - its true. Try the link below for the Volvo Penta KAD42 from 1994 onwards.

http://www.volvo.com/NR/rdonlyres/BF...DP_1994_en.pdf

Having driven several boats with them fitted they really do kick out the torque and get you on the plane quickly.
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i have just made tubes for a 9.2mtr rib for sea start using a carson hull looks the business and goes quite well so i am told
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Hi ADS,

I think that 60 is a bit hopeful, should do 50+ though if its got DPX sterndrives.

Regarding the supercharging and turbocharging - its true. Try the link below for the Volvo Penta KAD42 from 1994 onwards.

http://www.volvo.com/NR/rdonlyres/BF...DP_1994_en.pdf

Having driven several boats with them fitted they really do kick out the torque and get you on the plane quickly.
Just had a look -seems very complicated and sounds expensive! Wouldnt mind having one would need a big boat - it weighs 510kg. Thats probably more than my current boat!
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Taken from http://www.atlantic-web.com/ribs4sale.htm
"Fitted with twin 230hp diesel engines both turbo charged and supercharged this boat is capable of any offshore task. Reaches speeds of upto 60knots can travel between countries with ease. Plentiful storage space the boat is particularly popular as a media platform."

What does the bit in red imply?
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