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Old 07 April 2007, 22:11   #1
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Catamaran rib

Hi, Is there such a thing as a catamaran rib? If there is, who makes them? What is advantage/disadvantage against monohull?
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Old 07 April 2007, 23:14   #2
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Hysucat comes close. Hydrofoil-supported- catamaran

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=18694

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Old 08 April 2007, 09:36   #3
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Re cats

Nautica builds cats, I had a 20 footer with a buck fifty on it, very stable boat, porpoised a bit more than a vee hull, had a lot of fun with it. The model I owned was a bit wider than a vee hull, it had more open deck space. In some seas it seemed better than a v hull, in others worse. Ribs don't usually draft much at all, one of these drafts very little. I could usually pull it just about all the way up to shore, set the hook behind it and tie a bowline to something on shore, that was nice, can't do that with the current boat.
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Old 09 April 2007, 21:13   #4
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Cat rib

Thanks pathalla for the info. Since you have experience on these type of rib, are they easy to manouver? Are they responsive to steering input?

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Old 25 May 2010, 16:59   #5
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I own and deal in Catamaran Ribs - HYSUCATs are the best ones - Hydrofoil Supported Catamarans. Fast, Smooth riding, low horsepower, low cost operation (very fuel efficient).

I own a HYSUCAT 6.5 with twin Honda 50hp engines and get 42mph out of her. I also have an 8.0M boat as well which is currently being refurbished. We will most likely put on twin 90 hp engines which should get us up to 50mph plus. They also come in single engines, but I need to play with a single engine mount.

The HYSUCAT 6.5 runs very well with twin 50hp or twin 65hp or 75 hp engines, which I would recommend.

Catamarans in general run much softer than monohulls in rough water. However Foil Assisted Catamarans - patented HYSUCAT's run extremely well with low horsepower, give you plenty of speed and are very soft riding.

Handling. You have to get used to trimming these boats properly. They are sensitive, but easy to get the hang of. Currently small ribs are difficult to get hold of, but if interested, let me know.
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I own and deal in Catamaran Ribs - HYSUCATs are the best ones - Hydrofoil Supported Catamarans. Fast, Smooth riding, low horsepower, low cost operation (very fuel efficient).

I own a HYSUCAT 6.5 with twin Honda 50hp engines and get 42mph out of her. I also have an 8.0M boat as well which is currently being refurbished. We will most likely put on twin 90 hp engines which should get us up to 50mph plus. They also come in single engines, but I need to play with a single engine mount.

The HYSUCAT 6.5 runs very well with twin 50hp or twin 65hp or 75 hp engines, which I would recommend.

Catamarans in general run much softer than monohulls in rough water. However Foil Assisted Catamarans - patented HYSUCAT's run extremely well with low horsepower, give you plenty of speed and are very soft riding.

Handling. You have to get used to trimming these boats properly. They are sensitive, but easy to get the hang of. Currently small ribs are difficult to get hold of, but if interested, let me know.
Hello, new RIB shopper here. I am in Carlsbad, CA., interested in an ocean going RIB for just off shore between Catalina and San Diego running around. Will probably have 6 people
on board children and adults combined, want to fish, ski and pull a tube, also just zip around
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hi
Just spotted this (prestige)
http://www.adlam-marine.com/
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Just spotted this (prestige)
http://www.adlam-marine.com/
My email is craigleo@roadrunner.com. I seem to be having trouble finding anything RIB/catamaran in San Diego, CA. to see up close. In fact I am at a loss to find anyone
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Old 25 September 2010, 22:37   #10
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Not bad for the price. They also offer less expensive lower performance version.

http://www.duxboats.com/Content/DuxB...ts_SRD550.aspx
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