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Old 14 January 2006, 15:44   #1
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Hi folks,
I was following the thread "Which twin engined...." and Steve G. made the following comment:
"If you really want a tough rugged boat for ploughing through heavy seas, I would say that you should be looking at Excalibur, Redbay, Ribcraft, Delta, Halmatic and even Boomeranger ahead of Scorpion, Revenger, Pascoe and the like."

Pushing this a bit further, which of these would YOU really be glad to be in in really nasty waters?

Looking forward to comments and experiences.

Rupert.
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Old 14 January 2006, 15:56   #2
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Hi folks,
I was following the thread "Which twin engined...." and Steve G. made the following comment:
"If you really want a tough rugged boat for ploughing through heavy seas, I would say that you should be looking at Excalibur, Redbay, Ribcraft, Delta, Halmatic and even Boomeranger ahead of Scorpion, Revenger, Pascoe and the like."

Pushing this a bit further, which of these would YOU really be glad to be in in really nasty waters?

Looking forward to comments and experiences.

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Old 14 January 2006, 16:02   #3
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That just leaves Cookee to praise the Bananashark, the Irish crowd to recommend Redbay and Rougue Wave to tell you what you really want is a 4.7m Searider
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Old 14 January 2006, 16:05   #4
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Ribworker - aka Ocean Dynamics - tough as old boots!!! Made in Pembroke.

No transom on most of them so any water goes straight out the back. Aluminium hulls and jet drive - prob the ultimate for surf etc.

The designer Shaun Whyte really knows his stuff - ran scary white water trips with them through the bitches a few years ago.

Not ALL their boats are ugly either

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Old 14 January 2006, 18:30   #5
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Redbay.

Pedigree is that of tough boat for tough conditions
Very well made with all manafacturing done in house.
Very well designed
Long history of tough weather handling so all problems ironed out.
Very good resale.
excellent backup support.
strong user group.
Redbay people are tough weather people with a lot of experience in RNLI.

Having seen a lot of queries in the past I feel best advice is take all the opinions on board and then go and meet the different manafacturers and go for a test run. Conditions of Febuary/March should help sort out the real from the pretenders.

Best of luck.
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Old 14 January 2006, 19:26   #9
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That just leaves Cookee to praise the Bananashark, the Irish crowd to recommend Redbay and Rougue Wave to tell you what you really want is a 4.7m Searider
and after all the nice things I said about you!

For the real rough stuff I'd be telling you it would be an 8.4 sea rider. Also Tim Griffin hasn't mentioned Sowlints yet as I don't really reckon Jets in big 4.+m choppy seas they are fine in a big swell though

Big searider preferably with a big twin outboard setup
Delta, Halmatic pac29. Cabin ribs Delta and Ocean Dynamics and of course the Eurocommuter
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11m, to hear that my father and 76 year old grandfather went out in a force 6 in one and were horsing up and down the irish coast at 40 knots is not incredible in itself, but also that neither of them moaned there chops that it was bumpy or that there back was sore during or after. Now thats unbelievable.
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