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Old 15 October 2004, 08:05   #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, 08:25   #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, 08:33   #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, 09:24   #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, 07:10   #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, 12:33   #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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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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Old 18 October 2004, 13:21   #8
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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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Old 19 October 2004, 08:46   #9
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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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Old 19 October 2004, 09:02   #10
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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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I know what you mean I thought that as well. "Plenty of storage space"
Obviously looking at Crompton's target market
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Met Barry Carson this afternoon. Really nice guy who gave me a hand to replace the wind sensor on top of my mast

Turns out he is rebuilding a wooden classic yacht as a hobby and a passion at the moment.

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http://rib.net/forum/attachment.php?...3&d=1130940950

Pressman has this 9m with twin jets. It lives on blocks at Mylor where we launch. It doesn't appear to see much action these days. Stunning looking thing.
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Old 06 June 2009, 07:37   #14
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Unfortunately Mollers yes it is on blocks as have been too busy working on other peoples boats and rebuilds so they can go and enjoy themselves, but yes we build the 6m and 9m Carson for commercial users mostly.
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Old 09 September 2009, 13:31   #16
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Hi

I was following this post with some interest, reading about Carson ribs, when I read this "Unfortunately Mollers yes it is on blocks as have been too busy working on other peoples boats and rebuilds so they can go and enjoy themselves, but yes we build the 6m and 9m Carson for commercial users mostly.@

However, I didn't see any link, and I found nothing on google. can anyone let me have the site (if there is one)?

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Old 09 September 2009, 14:53   #17
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I know what you mean I thought that as well. "Plenty of storage space"
Obviously looking at Crompton's target market
good work that man!
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made a vert strong RIB?
I used to use a carson coastguard rib like that one in the pic. I may take issue with the quote.
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Old 10 September 2009, 04:08   #19
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rupert send a private email to steve harvey ,pressman
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Thanks. Will do.
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