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Old 01 September 2007, 13:46   #21
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The Atlantic 75 we use does 32kts and that feels real slow.
Like I said the Assault I was on with a 50hp 2 stroke was FAST.
Plus I want the power they to get me out of the sh!t.

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Old 01 September 2007, 14:05   #22
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A 2 stroke might be the answer then.

I think 32 knots is pretty fast....... but then our boat is at the top end of weight for a 4.8.

It'll need to be a tough motor to go everywhere at 40knots!

I've seen one set up for pulling a wakeboard, it had a suzuki 75 4 stroke, but the guys at Ribcraft said it was only suitable for that purpose, and the weight of the engine started to affect the handling of the boat, making it too stern heavy.
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Old 01 September 2007, 14:08   #23
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Just to add to your last post, isn't the Atlantic 75 about twice as long, twice as wide, and twice as heavy as the 4.8?

No wonder 32 knots feels slower on that.......
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Old 01 September 2007, 16:01   #24
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The Atlantic 75 we use does 32kts and that feels real slow.
Like I said the Assault I was on with a 50hp 2 stroke was FAST.
Plus I want the power they to get me out of the sh!t.

Phill
An Atlantic 75 is one of the best sea boats around though so hard to say how fast the speed feels.

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Old 01 September 2007, 21:51   #25
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The 75 is good but I prefer the 21, it was more agile than the 75, and alot dryer!

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Old 02 September 2007, 07:37   #26
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Chewy,

If you live close to Humber you can easily get a boat serviced if there's any problems. My experience of the company was very positive. The logic of each design feature and the reasons the boat was built the way it is were explained in detail and it was obvious that I was talking to seafarers who built boats, rather than 'businessmen'.

I don't think you can compare the Assault and Ribcraft directly - shallow and deep V. Have you thought about the Humber Destroyer? Picture of mine attached. She's 7 years old now, kept afloat all season, and I've had no problems.

My son bought it (with a little help) when he was 15, did his level 2 and away he went. You can guess how he drove it. The Dorus Mhor is 4 miles away, the Gulf of Corryvreckan less than 10 miles. You can guess where he used to play and what he got up to. (Lest the holier than thou's feel like getting involved, Oliver had spent most of his life at sea under sail and in small outboard powered dinghies.)

Suffice it to say, the boat was driven to it's maximum capabilities and came through with flying colours. She's the only RIB I've owned, but I've seen lots and to my mind, few compare favourably. The large diameter tubes and raised bow of the Destroyer give a great sense of security and seaworthiness in rough water and the deep V cuts through the waves beautifully.
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Old 02 September 2007, 08:50   #27
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Cheers for that I'll have a look at the destroyers.
Found out this morning the local rescue boat is an Assault and its awful more or less just flops off waves.

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Old 02 September 2007, 12:19   #28
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if you go humber it needs to be a destroyer or ocean pro. Sub 5m you would be better off with the ribcraft which is a nice hull. The assaults advantage is storage in a small conventional garage, with the tubes down there is very little left to store . As a sea boat they are similar to a cathedral hull with the bottom of the tubes and keel more or less in a line and will slam (today's understatement!) in a sea.
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Old 02 September 2007, 12:35   #29
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Have you also considered a 4.7 Avon Searider? IMO, one of the best <5m ribs.
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I am considering a Searider due to how cheap they are.
The only thing is they seems to be a few different sizes am I right in saying they did a 4.0m 4.7m and a 5m?
What engines can the above boats take?
I also say mentioned a flooding hull? Id this like we have on the Atlantics as all the ones I've seen have a conventional transom with trunks fitted?

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