Ok sorry perhaps 'silly' wasn't the correct word to use in this context. The aim of this topic was to point out that what you and I would consider a 'Performance RIB' is dwafed in many ways figurativly by FB's latest project. Such is true FB style the figures for this craft are by all acounts out-of-the-norm, which is the point I was trying to make.
But on a different topic.
I was looking at a ProSport 7.5 Offshore, they advertise them with the following packages
- 7.5 Evinrude Ficht 200 £17750
- 7.5 Evinrude Ficht 225 £18950
- 7.5 Evinrude Ficht 250 £19600
With the basic boat costing £8,500
But not being a FITCH lover I would rather a different manufacturer. They recommend a 200 for the 7.5, but it can take a 300. So if possible I would like a 300 because you can have not enough power, but you can never have too much.
The HPDI seems to be the favourite at the moment, but I am thinking of going for a 250 as they are much more common in terms of manufactures making them at present.
But why Prosport, because they are local. And I've been in Ribcrafts, Scorpions, Tornados Humber etc. So i've sampled most of the big manufacturers and the cost difference does not justify the difference in performance and build. Which are both above average on the Prosport's I've seen.
Add to that they are small and very versitile. Last weekend I was there and in the workshop they had a cabin rib being built. I cannot remember if it was a 8 or 9, but they dont advertise making a cabin RIB. But that is what the customer wanted, so that is what he gets. So you can be very detailed about how you want it.
Or I can scrap the whole big fast RIB idea, and go for a desel
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