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Old 13 October 2005, 16:52   #1
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Hunton Ribs

http://www.hunton.co.uk/

Sorry if mentioned before but only just noticed that Hunton are about to start building RIBs - if they are anything like as good as their current boats they should be brilliant!!!

Not the first time they have built RIBs though - they have also done some for Gibralter Police although they don't say how long ago.
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Old 13 October 2005, 17:09   #2
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Isn't that rib in their picture a Flatacraft?
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Old 13 October 2005, 17:17   #3
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Website doesn't seem to have anything on it...or is that because i don't have flash 7?

I heard they were showing the new rib at sbs but didn't see it there
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I think I read somewhere probably on this site , that the Flatacraft hull was the same as the Hunton , I am sure Pete 7 would know the answer.
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If you don't have/want Flash, there is a text version of the site which you can find here.

Details of the proposed new RIB are here, and very nice it looks too!

The Flatacraft Enforcer RIBs, as shown here, used hulls provided by Hunton which were tubed and fitted out by Flatacraft.

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Old 14 October 2005, 04:49   #6
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Jeff Hunton also built a race rib based on their Maverick 34/Thouroghbred 36 hull for John Lindsey, which runs a single 7.8 litre Seatek and Arneson drive.

Hasn't achieved much tho'.
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i think that could be up forsale soon jonny too!!

hunton rib is gonna be based on 28 hull they were looking for someone to buy and help develop it for half price on what it will be when new... so if u want one and wanna pay half scorpion cabin rib prices give em a call
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Thanks John & Jon, interesting info.
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hunton rib

the rib is to be developed on the 28 gazelle hull with a cuddy in the console for the heads and powered by twin outboard (verado a name thought of possibly) or a single inboard eg a d6 350 it should be quite good but tim griffin knows my experience of delivery times.....just don't ask father christmas for a rs43 for this year!!!!
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any idea why the hunton rib didnt perform. lack of development? not enough power? to heavy?
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John told me that his main problem was with the liners in the engine - I'm sure with a "fresh" engine it would perform better - probably good fun for round britain!
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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saw a hunton rib at Henshaws!! it looked awesome,, really nice build quality!! was a large rib, 25 ft plus!!
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375 pounds for an upgrade to LED nav lights???

I mean, I understand that well-thought-of companies can charge a bit more, but, sheesh; what are they - machined-from-billet gold bullion housings?

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375 pounds for an upgrade to LED nav lights???

I mean, I understand that well-thought-of companies can charge a bit more, but, sheesh; what are they - machined-from-billet gold bullion housings?

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For some reason LED nav lights aren't cheap

http://www.orcagreen.com/

http://www.lopolight.com/

Some of these are about 200 EACH!!
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For some reason LED nav lights aren't cheap

http://www.orcagreen.com/

http://www.lopolight.com/

Some of these are about 200 EACH!!
The Lopo lights are up to 399 actually - http://www.marine-super-store.com/po...ory=34&group=3

Incredibly well made - we have them on one of our boats and I'm sure I saw them on the Hunton as well ............
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