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Old 30 June 2007, 20:11   #1
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Just as diesel gets expensive!!

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Old 30 June 2007, 21:25   #2
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interesting to see them using a 4 point harness - great if it flips......
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Old 30 June 2007, 21:32   #3
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interesting to see them using a 4 point harness - great if it flips......
Sea trialed that model off Miami Cod, with Franco Rossi himself, it isn't gonna flip unless there is a mighty BIG wave!
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Old 30 June 2007, 22:31   #4
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Sea trialed that model off Miami Cod, with Franco Rossi himself, it isn't gonna flip unless there is a mighty BIG wave!
Any boat can flip. I admit the bigger they are the less likely it is.

Probably the best rough water RIBs you can get are made by Ocean Dynamics - sadly their designer - one of the fathers of RIBs - is now no longer with us. Shaun White used to run a sea rafting business off the West Wales coast - very rough waters indeed. The boats are very heavy with aluminium hulls and diesel waterjet power. Best thing of all no transom so the waves go straight out of the back.

They used to run the boats with the passengers sitting on the tubes. This made sense when they finally managed to flip a boat - all the passengers were thrown clear and survived.

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources/atlantic-eagle.pdf

http://www.mustangmarine.com/ribwork...olio/index.htm

Please read - it's very interesting.

Photo shows The Bitches on a good day!!!
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Old 30 June 2007, 22:32   #5
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Anyway back on topic - seat belts excluded - a very nice RIB indeed although a bit too white!!!

Nice to see the Yanks are starting to catch up.......
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Old 01 July 2007, 03:25   #6
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I guess if you don't want to wear the seat belts you don't have to


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Old 01 July 2007, 08:07   #7
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The Nautica looks very similar to one of the 30' ex-Navy Novamarine's I rebuilt last year, with redisigned console and installing Stidd seats - this one had twin 300hp Iveco diesels turning PP jets ...here's a couple of pictures when it neared completion:
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Old 01 July 2007, 08:35   #8
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Those stidd seats look awesome but I think they are very heavy - a load of people standing in them will increase the c of g somewhat!!!
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