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Old 01 February 2011, 17:02   #1
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Ever dream you were naked in public?

Nasty! My nightmare is Tom McLaughlin catching me at Redbay HQ without my All Weather clothing. So as I departed at silly o'clock this morning to collect Her Ribship from servicing, I turned back and grabbed my kitbag - you just never know...

...and whaddaya know, the wind fell, the seas receded and Charles said "have you got wet gear?"

Seems they were doing weight distribution tests on the Redbay 850 Prototype because there are orders for a twin outboard and a Volvo D6 installation and the tube line will be adjusted accordingly. Apparently a 100kg smart weight was required, that and there were a few steel weights to be fetched

Anyways, she is a child of the recent 1050 mould, with the Yanmar 315HP inboard and new Yanmar TRP leg. I got a drive up past Tor Head and I was hugely impressed, she dismisses chop and shrugs off small swell with almost no slapping or crashing. She makes 33 knots at 3100rpm, upper end is around 45kts.

That's Ailsa Craig behind the rib in pic 1, btw.
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Old 01 February 2011, 17:03   #2
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Old 01 February 2011, 17:07   #3
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Well, it's hard to overlook...
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[That's Ailsa Craig behind the rib in pic 1, btw. [/QUOTE]

HI R you certainly had the best of the weather not just as good this side. Great pics nice boat/s pity yours wasnt there! In pic one just to the left of A C you can just make out my house!!
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HI R you certainly had the best of the weather not just as good this side. Great pics nice boat/s pity yours wasnt there
She was in the carpark . Yeah, I did glance at the skies. Sunny over Scotland, Gloomy and Wet over Northern England and kinda Uncertain over Ireland. Well deserved all round I thort...
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What were those chairs like in the orange RIB? Any good?
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What were those chairs like in the orange RIB? Any good?
Well, they were Specified for Civil Servants, so I should expect that they'd be comfortable

TBH, it wasn't lumpy enough to work them properly, but basically you're on a magic carpet ride. Past experience with Scotseats Prototypes was very good - these are the finished production models
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Would you fit them if you were specifying a new RIB?
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