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Old 17 October 2008, 08:38   #1
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to keep one self amused over the xmas shut down, i am looking at fitting out to my own spec,
either a 5.8/6.0mtr destroyer or 6.3 ocean pro,

any said current or previous owners got a preferance to either hull ?? and why .....

ta muchus
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Old 17 October 2008, 10:21   #2
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No idea about the others but I love the 6.3 Ocean Pro. Very comfortable RIB. I really like the "rugged" design of them. I was considering the possibility of getting one for use as a charter RIB.
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Old 17 October 2008, 11:29   #3
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I have spent a huge amount of time of the types of boat you describe.

I would say it depends what you want really the destroyers are a very fun sporty boat that can handle most weather you throw at them, but the ocean pro's are much more solid in the water and you can cover a large distance in a large chop relatively easily and in a following sea the flared bow comes into its own very little chance of stuffing.

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Old 17 October 2008, 13:18   #4
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to keep one self amused over the xmas shut down, i am looking at fitting out to my own spec,
either a 5.8/6.0mtr destroyer or 6.3 ocean pro,

any said current or previous owners got a preferance to either hull ?? and why .....

ta muchus
Hi nugent

I have both the 6 meter destroyer and the 6.3 ocean pro in stock, so if you want to see the two hulls side by side or take one of them out for a spin, give me a shout. Both great boats but it would have to be the ocean pro for me.
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Old 17 October 2008, 16:47   #5
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6.3 m Ocean Pro every time for me. I fitted mine out with a dual width console and 4 individual Extreme jockey seats, making sure the console was located well forward in the boat to achieve perfect balance. I installed a Suzuki DF140 on the back and had 140ltr tanks in the console. The result was a really great boat that loved the rough stuff and was surprisingly dry.tr It was good for 39kts and typical fuel burn was 15 ltr/hour.

If I were to repeat the exercise I would go for the 6.5m, 2.6m wide Ocean Pro (mine was the 2.34m wide one) with the Suzuki DF 175 on the back , I am convinced that this would provide a fantastic package at a reasonable price which would not be too heavy to tow and launch.

If you buy one feel free to PM me and I will give you full details of my fit-out.
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If I were to repeat the exercise I would go for the 6.5m, 2.6m wide Ocean Pro (mine was the 2.34m wide one) with the Suzuki DF 175 on the back , I am convinced that this would provide a fantastic package at a reasonable price which would not be too heavy to tow and launch.
Yep would agree with that, Suzuki 175 is nice, only fault i can find is its to quiet when at idle
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sorry for the delay been down coast since friday, window shoping,

Ian i will ring you in the week and pop over if thats ok, still need that seat pattern from you some time,
after sitting in a Destroyer the weekend, i found it a little small, but the layout was not the best by far, and i am sure it was not rigged well, shut of the horses at a good rate of speed and it slooped over the transom big style,

tyanks for all input received, Nuge
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If you buy one feel free to PM me and I will give you full details of my fit-out.
may well take you up on that cheers ,Cypman
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Ian i will ring you in the week and pop over if thats ok,
Hi Nugent

That's fine, Look forward to hearing from you.
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