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Old 12 November 2017, 06:09   #101
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Is the transom cut low, or are the sides made up higher to stop spray coming in...?

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Transom isn't cut low, the cut out is to allow better performance from the outboard 👍
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Old 12 November 2017, 07:41   #102
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Thanks for clarification.

May I ask what the reason is for not just fitting an XL shaft engine without taking such a low cut out of the transom?

The reason I ask would be due to the coding regulations in MGN280 dictating the minimum freeboard requirements (which many mainstream ribs don't seem to meet without modification) should a prospective buyer wish to purchase one for commercial use?
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Old 12 November 2017, 10:35   #103
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Is MGN280's freeboard requirement not the height to the weather deck/scuppers so the depth of the transom cut-down wouldn't really make any difference and if it's an issue you just fit a well.
Lowering the height of the engine should improve handling by lowering the COG and might give an edge on the heel test.
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For a RIB, MGN 280 seems to suggest that the freeboard to the top of the tubes should be at least 300mm and not less than 250mm at the lowest part of the transom. If it is Area Cat 6 only, it can still be certified if it fails to meet this but will drain and have reserves of buoyancy. Cat 6 is pretty restrictive.

It's Section 12.2.4 if anyone is remotely interested.

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Old 12 November 2017, 16:57   #105
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Is the transom height really an issue? I'm pretty sure if someone ordered an xl transom the guys could easily make it xl at time of manufacture
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Is the transom height really an issue?
It's November - everything is an issue
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Kraken 5.8m on the water....

Guys as promised. Please see our new video.
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Is the transom height really an issue? I'm pretty sure if someone ordered an xl transom the guys could easily make it xl at time of manufacture
Absolutely, we can make the transom to any specific requirement 👍
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Videos of ribs in action tend to be so dull - this is another case in point but good luck with the venture. I have to say the A frame looks better on the water than it did on the trailer - Just wondered if you have a ski rope attachment on the A frame?
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Hi yes we have 2 ski hooks placed at the back of the transom but we can add additional points as required.

The video was put together very quickly using an app. Thought it would be better than just footage with no music etc.

Will put another one together with a bit more about it.

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