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Old 22 January 2007, 18:14   #41
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OK - so you are still saying "all ribs are the same" EXCEPT FOR YOURS!
Yup got it in one - you have quoted EXACTLY what I said - don't work for the News of the World do you???
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Old 23 January 2007, 04:39   #42
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Weight distribution on a RIB:

The sharp end of the boat is narrower than the blunt end, hence less material hence lighter

The sharp end of the boat is full of air, the blunt end is full of wood

The sharp end of the boat has an anchor in it, the blunt end has a 'kin great big engine....

I doubt whether there is a RIB anywhere that isn't naturally a bit tail heavy unless you put a whole lot of fat people in the bow?
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Old 23 January 2007, 14:16   #43
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Weight distribution on a RIB:

The sharp end of the boat is narrower than the blunt end, hence less material hence lighter

The sharp end of the boat is full of air, the blunt end is full of wood

The sharp end of the boat has an anchor in it, the blunt end has a 'kin great big engine....

I doubt whether there is a RIB anywhere that isn't naturally a bit tail heavy unless you put a whole lot of fat people in the bow?
Stephen,

I agree that many ribs will tend to be lighter at the nose than the tail. But I suggest that ALL planing boats share this characteristic to some extent. However I suspect that the following factors will exacerbate the problem (1) large engine (2) hull length. That it why my wee 4m boat with 20HP engine really doesn't feel like the nose will take off.
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Old 23 January 2007, 16:38   #44
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Would you PLEASE tell me where exactly I said that my RIB was nose light???

maybe u mearly implied it by asking how to put more weight upfront in ur boat??

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread....light=bow+tank

and maybe again??

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ighlight=light

Like said above if all ribs are stern heavy or effectively nose light then yours must be! Iimho Surely the only difference between a rib and similar hulled hard boat could possibly be windage?? c of g should be setup on any well rigged boat hard or soft.... Unless the tubes are dragging in the water i suppose!!
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Old 23 January 2007, 17:12   #45
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codders would love to agree with your comments on your pro sport rib, but after waiting 6 months and 5 failed delivery dates (without CE plate), i had to take my engine and run to another rib manufacture.

I'm not saying anything bad about the boats, and i have heard very good things about the hull, just my dealing with then were not the best.
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Old 23 January 2007, 17:22   #46
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codders would love to agree with your comments on your pro sport rib, but after waiting 6 months and 5 failed delivery dates (without CE plate), i had to take my engine and run to another rib manufacture.

I'm not saying anything bad about the boats, and i have heard very good things about the hull, just my dealing with then were not the best.
Neither were mine - the bloke in Guernsey is nothing but scum!!!
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Old 23 January 2007, 18:04   #47
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Old 24 January 2007, 17:19   #48
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I agree that forums like this go along way to keeping buyers more in the no about companies would are less than genuine.

As it happen I actually order my boat my pro sport uk, as all the moulds, name and web site where sold. unfortunately the new owner never got any of the CE plating gear, I spoke to him recently with regards to some paper work for the engine and he still hasn't received the CE plate from Guernsey for the boat, that was meant to have been delivered in august 06!

better off out of it me thinks.
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was the 7.5m pro sport you were in the llyn peninsula rib jono?
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I've been skiing and will be back later tonight, but I would just like to say that if anyone wants to try a RIB that isn't "too light in the bow ......... ALL RIBs are the same - mine is probably better than most as I only have 1 engine and I specified the console be moved forward slightly to make the balance better." I would be delighted to prove that not all RIBs are the same - even with a Verado 250 on the back!
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