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Old 16 October 2013, 18:38   #11
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We have a Caribe 5m with a Mercury 175 Jet,good for 55knots and amazing manoeuvrability. It is for sale if anyone interested,pm me for details.
I may be interested; what sort of price did you have in mind. Do you have any photos you could post?
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Old 16 October 2013, 19:00   #12
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Not sure what was impressive about the manoeuvre? Bloke turns boat round in a tight space.

For training, razorbills ribs has a jet pacific 24 and can offer this if needed - but, the more the merrier, as jets are very counter intuitive at first.
No doubt you could do a better job? Do you have much experience driving a jet RIB?
Personally, I would be happy to turn that boat round unscathed in such a tight space with tides, waves and rocks.
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Old 16 October 2013, 19:31   #13
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No doubt you could do a better job? Do you have much experience driving a jet RIB?
Personally, I would be happy to turn that boat round unscathed in such a tight space with tides, waves and rocks.
I'd be happy to as well - but turning a boat with 500mm at each end clearance is something that every experienced helm should be able to do. Should have some practice on the inland waterways!
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Old 17 October 2013, 04:38   #14
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the feedback, its all good to hear.


I have posted some pics of our new arrival. At the moment it is very much in the planning stages but we would be looking to incorporate Jet Rib handling into the standard RYA Power Boat Level 2 or as suggested by some of you maybe a 1 or 2 day skills course to include handling, navigation and night navigation.

With regards to certification, it isn't a recognised MCA or RYA (yet) course but as a training centre we would issue a completion certificate.

This would be a course for enthusiast such as yourselves, people who maybe thinking of purchasing a jet rib as well as people within the industry who jet ribs are fast becoming the chosen tender vessels. Any education promotes safety, which as I am sure you will agree is vital when out on the water.

Cheers again for your posts please keep them coming!!

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Old 17 October 2013, 04:42   #15
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Old 17 October 2013, 04:54   #16
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I'd be happy to as well - but turning a boat with 500mm at each end clearance is something that every experienced helm should be able to do. Should have some practice on the inland waterways!
Agreed, practice is everything. But only getting weekends to practice, it is a slow learning process.

How much time have you spent behind the wheel of a jetboat?
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Old 17 October 2013, 08:28   #17
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No doubt you could do a better job? Do you have much experience driving a jet RIB?
Personally, I would be happy to turn that boat round unscathed in such a tight space with tides, waves and rocks.
same here .. practice makes the boat go round, yes but still then this is impressive maneuvring, even with sufficent sticktime!

A course for using a jet: yes it adds value and for sure reading the replies you will have takers, however reckon it is only a sensible thing at 'advanced level' learning, since with no basics in normal driven boats it is pointless to learn the jet and possibly it may even become rather dangerous to learn to drive a jetboat when switching to propellers lateron.
Driving a jetboat DOES make you understand a boat/manoevring a lot more and it learns you to think ahead on what you are doing / going to do..I actually would recommend trying it to every rib'ber!
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I may be interested; what sort of price did you have in mind. Do you have any photos you could post?
Will take some at weekend and post.
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