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Old 22 October 2013, 06:09   #1
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Fuel tank

Need a fuel tank to fit under my console. It is a Ribcraft fs double I think. I am hopefully doing the round Britain next year so need a tank big enough to travel 180nm a day. I will have 2 25ltr tanks up the bow and don't really want any more weight up there.

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Old 22 October 2013, 08:14   #2
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Did you get rid of the Valiant and purchase a Ribcraft?

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Old 23 October 2013, 03:13   #3
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Chris Did you get rid of the Valiant and purchase a Ribcraft? TSM
Yes got rid of the valiant last year and just bought a 4.7 Searider with 60hp mercury 4 stroke with a Ribcraft console on it.
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will you give an honest evaulation of one vs the other. is the SR that much better than the DR?
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will you give an honest evaulation of one vs the other. is the SR that much better than the DR?
I really liked the DR! It was a lot wider than the Searider and had a lot more deck space wasn't so fond on the double jockey console on the DR. Really liked the performance on the DR the engine was well suited to the boat managed to get 37.5kts out of it! However the searider is just as good if not better! It handles really well in choppy weather! It takes a while to get on the plane but thinking of changing the prop which will hopefully solve the problem! Like the ribcraft console on the searider prefer it to the original avon consoles.

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Old 23 October 2013, 05:53   #6
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I hated the console on the dr and pulled out mine last christmas. I notice that the console in your DR is well forward ( this is the current position that I placed the new console (single unit that is 4" higher with 52 lt built in tank). My old original consol was more amid ships and made the bow of the DR very light and flighty. The seat on the console was also too low.

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I hated the console on the dr and pulled out mine last christmas. I notice that the console in your DR is well forward ( this is the current position that I placed the new console (single unit that is 4" higher with 52 lt built in tank). My old original consol was more amid ships and made the bow of the DR very light and flighty. The seat on the console was also too low. TSM

Really like the layout and looks of your rib now! What speed are you getting?

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Max speed 29-30 kn if your are brave and not afraid of chine walking. The main reason I did it was to improve the balance of the boat and to improve the rough water handling abilities. The desired goals were achieved. There is also a decent sized fuel tank (52 lt) under the seat. At some stage in the future I would like to install a suspension seat like the coastal pro units.

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hi Chris, not sure if this will be of any help to you but Mike at Osprey Ribs has just fitted a Osprey Double Dive console / jockey seat and 90ltr fuel tank to my SR4, the fuel tank may be suitable for your setup if you can get it in
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