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Old 12 February 2010, 04:23   #1
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Heavy or light ??

What would be the best rib in a sea swell a heavy or light rib.

Is there any advantage in having a light boat.?
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Old 12 February 2010, 10:51   #2
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All depends on what the hulls like, Atlantic 75's have ballast for a reason though, makes hell of a difference running into the weather.
Some one on here has built a carbon fibre RIB, its lighter so needs less HP so is cheaper to run.
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All depends on what the hulls like, Atlantic 75's have ballast for a reason though, makes hell of a difference running into the weather.
Some one on here has built a carbon fibre RIB, its lighter so needs less HP so is cheaper to run.
I have just been reading an posting on the lighter the boat the better fuel you get.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=34254

So the next post I made was heavy or light this one.
I am interested in seeing apart from used fuel what are the advantages or disadvantages are.
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Providing the construction is OK weight isn't as important as hull design for sea keeping.
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