Originally Posted by Rokraider
When you say BMW Ribs, I wondered whether you meant BWM?
Yep sorry (good typo though - wonder what a german BMW RIB would be like...)
So there's a lotta love for the Osprey Vipers out there. They seem quite beamy off-the shelf compared with the 2.0 humbers in 5.5m. Then again, looking at those XS ribs - (are they not Tornado clones (will I get shot for saying that?), they advertise 2.6m beam - 1.6m between sponsons, and that nose is pretty high for cutting through. Not as high as those Delta Dash's though.
Perhaps a wider beam tickles the fancy of the diver, although not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm noticing large differences in bow height between these, which has got to help keep the nose from burying/slapping. Am I right or is it just the way the photos look?
I'm learning - thanks HUMBER P4VWL for highlighting the difference between the Humber Destroyer and Ocean Pro. Certainly worth bearing in mind for this kind of boat.
I've a few PM's vouching for Redbay ribs - doesn't look like I've seen any as small as 5.5 though, and judging by the price, one mortgage is more than enough!