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Old 22 March 2008, 13:38   #1
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Jet Rib

Im looking for a rib to to use for fishing skiing picnics etc.

The rib will be moored in an estuary and I am keen to be able to use it in a wide tidal range as possible and therefore shallow water before the open sea.

I have seen a few references to inboard jet ribs of which most are commercial or tenders. I understand there is a 30% reduction in power using a jet drive but inspite of this why dont more manufacturers produce 5 to 7 meter jet ribs ? Is there a reason ?

Has anybody had good/bad experiences with this sort of configuration and what make of rib/engine are they.
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Old 22 March 2008, 13:45   #2
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Im looking for a rib to to use for fishing skiing picnics etc.

The rib will be moored in an estuary and I am keen to be able to use it in a wide tidal range as possible and therefore shallow water before the open sea.

I have seen a few references to inboard jet ribs of which most are commercial or tenders. I understand there is a 30% reduction in power using a jet drive but inspite of this why dont more manufacturers produce 5 to 7 meter jet ribs ? Is there a reason ?

Has anybody had good/bad experiences with this sort of configuration and what make of rib/engine are they.

We fitted a Mercruiser 1.7 DTI and jet drive on our Parker 630, expensive package and max speed only 26 knots. - hence not much interest from private buyers
see link: http://www.parkerribs.com/?page=news_read&id=8

we showed this rib at Ribex 2006.
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Old 22 March 2008, 14:12   #3
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Which estuary is it as a matter of interest?
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Old 22 March 2008, 14:47   #4
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Im looking for a rib to to use for fishing skiing picnics etc.

The rib will be moored in an estuary and I am keen to be able to use it in a wide tidal range as possible and therefore shallow water before the open sea.

I have seen a few references to inboard jet ribs of which most are commercial or tenders. I understand there is a 30% reduction in power using a jet drive but inspite of this why dont more manufacturers produce 5 to 7 meter jet ribs ? Is there a reason ?

Has anybody had good/bad experiences with this sort of configuration and what make of rib/engine are they.
perhaps pm cookie - i think he has/had one of their new 6m(ish) boats with a jet in it.

I guess most people don't have major concerns re shallow water or prop safety so the compromise in cost/performance is not necessarily worthwhile.
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Old 23 March 2008, 03:19   #5
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We fitted a Mercruiser 1.7 DTI and jet drive on our Parker 630, expensive package and max speed only 26 knots. - hence not much interest from private buyers
see link: http://www.parkerribs.com/?page=news_read&id=8

we showed this rib at Ribex 2006.

Thanks,

I guess with the jet drive power issue a larger engine would be needed to give acceptable power.
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Old 23 March 2008, 03:23   #6
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Its the estuary on the east of Holy Island adjacent to Anglesey.
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Old 23 March 2008, 03:42   #7
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Hi, I've been running a jet rib for eight years and it's great. It's a 5.8 metre with a Yanmar 4lh (170hp) on a Castoldi 05 jet. I get a mile a litre and 30 knots max 24 cruise. I also work with 2 jet work boats one twin engine running perkins on hamiltons which is amazing and you can put it anywhere including sideways etc etc. Mine will be forsale soon
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We have just delivered a 6m with inboard Yanmar and Hamilton jet. Cheers Mr Tilley the toobs looked great
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We have just delivered a 6m with inboard Yanmar and Hamilton jet. Cheers Mr Tilley the toobs looked great
D'you have any photos/details. Maybe a link to a website.

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Im looking for a rib to to use for fishing skiing picnics etc.

The rib will be moored in an estuary and I am keen to be able to use it in a wide tidal range as possible and therefore shallow water before the open sea.

I have seen a few references to inboard jet ribs of which most are commercial or tenders. I understand there is a 30% reduction in power using a jet drive but inspite of this why dont more manufacturers produce 5 to 7 meter jet ribs ? Is there a reason ?

Has anybody had good/bad experiences with this sort of configuration and what make of rib/engine are they.
I think Ive found my ideal boat configuration

www.zodiacmilpro.com/product/sbyt/info/558DJ.pdf

I dont need the professional specification and am not boothered about it being zodiac. 4 Saddle type seats, about 5.5 meters with a jet drive.

Anybody know a source or make model

Please advise
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