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Old 24 February 2005, 13:29   #11
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will cruise at 30knts with a 7.5 litre per hour burn rate (lightly loaded).
Theres a few Range Rover owners wish they could get that...
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Old 24 February 2005, 13:44   #12
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I can live with 9Lph at 25knts. Actually Solent is a brand I am considering also. I like their console. Do you have a pic of your rib posted?

On your rib, what is the distance from the front of the engine housing to the back of the drivers's seat? From the front of the console seat to the face of the anchor locker? Just trying to get a feel for the amount of space available on the 6m with a diesel. Thanks.
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Old 24 February 2005, 13:57   #13
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Couldnt tell you the distances off the top of my head.
Remember 9lph includes any time at idle, so more like 10lph underway? maybe...

ive attached a few pictures, but i dont seem to have any of the layout. Ill check the solent website and see if theres some on there.

The solents are a fair amount lighter than the humbers, and quite a bit faster. The trade off being they dont perform so well in rough seas. Perfect for skimming over chop, not so good at plowing through big seas.
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Old 24 February 2005, 14:38   #14
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Why don't you have a look at a Ribcraft with Volvo D3 160 hp.
Ribcraft USA should be able to help, saves shipping from UK with the Humber.
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Old 24 February 2005, 15:49   #15
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True, but then again I would miss out on the trans-Atlantic crossing ;-).

It all comes down to overall cost and fuel efficiency.

My wife wants to visit Ireland some day so it would be a good opportunity to check out some ribs.

Many rib manufactures either don't have fuel consumption data or are reluctant to give it out. Right or wrong I give Humber credit for publishing such data.

I will check out Ribcraft's diesel.
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Old 24 February 2005, 16:01   #16
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My wife wants to visit Ireland some day so it would be a good opportunity to check out some ribs.
If you come to Ireland then you should definitely check out the following:
www.redbayboats.com
www.excaliburribs.com
Redbay are built in Northern Ireland, however they have a dealer down south in Cork also. Excalibur are built in Cork. Both have diesel options.
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Old 26 February 2005, 19:41   #17
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Hello Smokie

I've not logged on for a while and only just come across this post .... apologies.

The Humber 6.3 with the Merc 1.7 is actually quite a good set up. No, you won't break any speed records but it IS good on fuel. (Though I would take the manufacturers figures on speed and fuel consumption with a pinch of salt! I think they were done with a basic boat and a teaspoon of fuel!) I have a fairly heavy version with 4 pod seats and a double console with bench seat at the front of that. The maximum speed I have ever had is 32 knots. With a full fuel tank, (150 litres) the top speed will struggle to get 30. I normally cruise at about 23 knots, which from memory is about 3,400 revs with my 23” prop. The fuel consumption for an average trip (varying speeds from tick over to full throttle), works out at about 10 litres per hour. You can work that out into your strange version of a gallon yourself!
The boat has a bloody good hull and is very soft for its length. There is very little tube sticking out the back (about .4 Mtr), so most of the 6.3 metres is hull…. My last boat was 5.8 meter Ribcraft but .75 of that was sticky out tube!

I have no problem seeing over the bow… and you will be glad of the turned up nose in a rough following sea!

There is a picture of my boat at http://www.rib.net/forum/attachment....achmentid=2787

Where is Novato?

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Old 26 February 2005, 20:58   #18
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Thank you for the information, I like the color scheme of your boat, blue & grey.
If you ever get a chance, please post photos of your console & front seats on this thread since that is what I would get.

I did the math and fuel consumption looks good based on the figures you gave me. Much better than a petrol engine.
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Old 26 February 2005, 20:59   #19
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Novato is 48 kilometers north of San Francisco, California.
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Old 27 February 2005, 12:28   #20
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Hi Smokie.....

OK, I will upload these photos on the proviso that if you buy a RIB, the next time I'm in Northern California, you give me a ride?

That OK ?

The person in these photos is not me by the way. It’s Ageing Youth.... Hi Kevin!

Enjoy,

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