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Old 30 June 2006, 07:45   #1
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Great hull

Whatever my arguments with Prosport I have to be honest and say the RIB itself is brilliant aside the niggly probs.

Had a great time out yesterday evening - stunning weather and an amazing oily swell coming in - about 6' up and down but no waves!!!

Hull gives such a soft ride it's incredible - took off about 3 times prop out of water and you could hardly feel the landings - also still not a drop of spray on board.

There was another RIB out playing - about a 5.5m - he was having a great time - airborne on every wave - and yet we were just steamrollering through. I know the size of the boat helps a lot but even so well impressed. Trouble is 41kts feels so slow - will have to change the prop but I may miss the acceleration then.....
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Old 30 June 2006, 08:00   #2
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Sounds nice. Do you have any pics?
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Old 16 January 2007, 12:15   #3
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Oops guess this one wasn't quite as good,

Despite receiving a clean bill of health from the surveyors, the transom failed on the vesselís maiden voyage

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Old 16 January 2007, 12:36   #4
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The 6.5 is a great boat, one of the best ribs ive ever been in, however the 7.5 is the most dangerous boat I have ever been in, its more like a submarine in a following sea.

I think Codders as open a can of worm with this thread.

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[QUOTE=codprawn;155233] also still not a drop of spray on board.



another pro sport with not a drop of water on board my arse!!!!!
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Old 16 January 2007, 13:39   #6
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about 6' up and down but no waves!!! .........

- took off about 3 times prop out of water and you could hardly feel the landings - also still not a drop of spray on board.
And my arse is a banjo.
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I came very close to buying a Prosport, but people here advised me not to. I ended up buying a sports cruiser!

Miss my old RIB dearly (Lencraft & Osprey), might consider trading this season
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Old 16 January 2007, 15:03   #8
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I wasn't particularly refering to Codders, hull more the advert on boats and outboards and codders thread just convienent.

Twin almost new Volvo D3 160’s for sale with DPS Drives. Hours just 30. 1 year manufactures warranty still to run. Volvo fuel filters with water sensors. Control panels. Looms. One engine with power steering hydraulic pump. The other does not have power steering as the rig was designed for twin use with power steering on the starboard side only. We would separate in which case a pump will need to be re-fitted to the port engine. Fully serviced and over winterised.
A genuine reason for sale: The above engines and drives were on a new Pro-Sports RIB which was delivered December 2005 and commissioned in February 2006. On completion and again at delivery, the vessel was surveyed by well known UK marine surveyors MCA Workboat Coding and compliance with CE Plating and RCD requirements. Despite receiving a clean bill of health from the surveyors, the transom failed on the vessel’s maiden voyage and it transpired that RCD manufacturing requirements had quite blatantly been ignored. This was missed by our surveyors who compounded their fault by relying on the fictitious CE plate to give MCA approval!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone like a recommendation?????????????????
Given the structural problems with the vessel and a dearth of manufacturing information, it is not economical to get retrospective RCD approval or Coding. This is why the vessel is being broken up and these engines and drives are available. The vessel can not be sold or used because we are unable to provide a Declaration of Conformity as required by the RCD.
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Old 16 January 2007, 16:14   #9
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And my arse is a banjo.
Yes I have heard many people have played a good tune on it.......
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Old 16 January 2007, 16:21   #10
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Ooooh fighting words Codders

My boat has a great hull too. Sh*te tubes, but a great hull

I love a big rolling swell with no wind, more fun than getting soaked all the time!
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