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Old 28 January 2007, 07:43   #51
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
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Originally Posted by Cookee View Post
I would be delighted to prove that not all RIBs are the same -
not many are as well crafted as yours, that's for sure!

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Old 28 January 2007, 08:45   #52
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Originally Posted by Rogue Wave View Post
not many are as well crafted as yours, that's for sure!
Thank you for the compliment Stu - I was actually talking about the balance, but Kitten does pride himself on putting a boat together as if his life depended on it ........... and quite rightly too!

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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 28 January 2007, 17:07   #53
Country: UK - Scotland
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Boat name: Raven
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Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 suzuki
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Originally Posted by Biggles View Post
Must admit being a RIBCRAFT owner I have seen some changes on the boat layout recently. IBWETs boat and another New one in NI (Can't remember the guys name) all have the console a little bit more forward than mine. Could it be that RIBCRAFT has started to notice this charateristic.

I sometimes wish my console was a little farther forward but until I've been on one of the newer boats I don't know how much difference this actually makes. It might be as codders say all RIBs are a bit flighty at the front and no end of shoving things forward is going to make much of a difference to how it reacts when it hits waves at relatively high speed.

I have noticed the slightly further forward consol on mine, but I thought it was made that way to balance the weight of the engine I picked? one negative is that you can't easily walk round the consol to the front because the gap between the tube and consol is just to small to get my brothel creeper through, so have to either walk on the tube or squeeze the foot through. I little off target in this thread,just thought I'd mention it.
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Old 29 January 2007, 08:36   #54
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Copied that. Seems like their are pros and cons in everything.

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