Originally Posted by cpleigh
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
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