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Old 04 April 2007, 16:32   #1
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Is it a JetSki or a RIB?

Well is it???
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RIB-6mtr_W0QQi...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 04 April 2007, 18:33   #2
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Could it be one of those towable toys that looks like a jetski??? Looks wild though!!!
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Looks to me like he was too tight to buy a console and used an old jetski hull instead...
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is it a rib or a?

Is it a rib or a jetski ?? its a kib
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Get a old jetski hull a hammer and some nails and bango! You have a console

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Looks to me like he was too tight to buy a console and used an old jetski hull instead...
Looks that way to me also... how well could anyone move about in the boat with that thing in the middle? not well at all I'm thinking...
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Old 04 April 2007, 22:11   #6
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Looks to me like he was too tight to buy a console and used an old jetski hull instead...
Of course it is now I have had time to look properly. What an awesome idea - if the RIB sinks you can shoot off on the jetski - eat your heart out 007!!!
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that is gash!

How to ruin a RIB:
Take a perfectly good RIB, and an old jetski.
You will need: large grinder, chainsaw.......etc
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Do you think we could offer combined Powerboat and PWC courses??


garfie's not behind this is he???
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Are chanel 4 still on the lookout for a couple of Experts to assist in the scrap heap challenge
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Looks wild though!!!
Originally it did

Okay this is supposition because I don't know for sure, but pull up a sand bag.......

In 1991 one of the boats in the Round Scotland Rib Race was based on a speed boat hull, with a Merc XR2 race engine and rather small tubes at the front. Infact the tubes were about 4" high at the front tapering to normal size at the stern. Complete with something like a cut down F1 fighter canopy as a windscreen and tandom seating. Needless to say with 200 hp on a 6m hull it was quick and won the dash down Loch Ness with a speed of 79mph or so.

The manufacturers winged a little about the design with small tubes so BIBOA introduced the 40% rule as a definition of a rib, ie 40% of the side area must be inflatable tube.

So is this the same boat? well the original tubes were black and manfactured by Eurocraft the same firm that did these tubes (he has the name wrong I think). It has a 50 gallon fuel tank, presumably at the stern, thats rather big for an 'oldish' 6m rib. She has had a re-tube so the hull has been around a bit. Finally I wasn't aware that Phantoms made ribs, least not then, is it a Phantom, don't know you would need JF to identify it. Possibly an interesting piece of rib history. Like the battery storeage though


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