Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28 October 2011, 07:22   #11
Country: Australia
Town: Melbourne
Boat name: Waverider
Make: Gemini
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard 2 stroke 90
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 6
which model searider did you previously own?
why the difference in sea handling do u think?

yallis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2011, 06:46   #12
RIBnet supporter
MustRib's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Town: Newcastle
Boat name: Merlin
Make: RB4 Gemini 550
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 90C
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,056
'twas an SR4.
so on a normal 550 the difference would be 1.3 metres of length,
but my Gemini was factory built short for a specific purpose and is 51cm shorter than a standard 550. So the difference in length was 80 cm, and I think any difference in length will help the sea keeping - certainly the ride across short chop is better. The tubes are bigger on the Gemini, you feel more like your sitting in the boat rather than on the boat with the Avon.
I think the Avon was a softer ride at slower speeds.
MustRib is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.