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Old 14 August 2003, 13:14   #1
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Mark Carter talks "jet" & "Sea_Explore"

Dear Ribbers,

I have been lurking here for a while, excellent forum I must say...
People being helpful in the oldschool Internet sense as well as muy macho.;-)
Ah well, thought I'd post a straight question if anyone has a sec:

Does anyone know what this boat looks like:
http://www.ribmagazine.com/boat%20tests/WATERJET.HTM

I searched RYA and a couple of google stabs yielded nothing.

I am researching my first (cabin methinx) rib for sometime early 2005...
and the reasoning of this Mr. Carter is very much up my alley..anyone know if there are pics anywhere?
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Old 14 August 2003, 14:02   #2
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About 6 weeks ago myself and Tim visited REDBAY BOATS in Cussendhell Northern Ireland.There sits a huge rib owned by Tom the owner of the firm called Corryveckan , named I presume after the gulf in the article you posted, They had in their yard an 8 or 9 m Black rib with a huge Jet drive on the back belonged to a customer in Skye Scotland I wonder if this is a similar or the same boat, it does approx 42 kts, Redbay build amazing cabin ribs 7.4, 6.5 8.4 and bigger, hard top and wraparound versions, cheers gavin
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Greetings to Rib Net
I also found that article and was interested in what it looked like and cost
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Old 14 August 2003, 14:19   #4
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Hi Gavin,

Thanx for welcome,

Yes, Redbay is definitely on my list..
I am planning to attend the Dublin boatshow for that reason if it's still on Feb 2004.
Do you remember what the cabin rib looked like? Roughly...?
Caledonia or the wraparound console deal?
Have not seen or heard of a Redbay jet that does 42 knots..interesting...
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Old 14 August 2003, 15:23   #5
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Cabins

There are two in our marina, I will get pics of them on Saturday, check here for a pic of an 8.4 wraparound, a green 7.4, a black 6.5 , all on the rib raid, and a huge blue cabin Redbay from Irish sea cruises http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2612
the two in Dun Laoghaire are wraparound and foreward solid cabin, the 7.4 wraparound, has deck space in front and behind the cabin, also the top of the cabin comes off for summer, it has a canvas rear cover to seal up the cabin,it is perspex all the way around the front ,with A frame made onto the cabin, there is a entry hatch in the front accessible from the foredeck and at the bow is anchor locker, available in Redbay with diesel or outboard.The jet drive rib was back in the factory as the customer wanted more speed out of the jet, this rib had no cabin , but had a real military look, http://www.redbayboats.com/ at the Rib Raid in Bangor, Redbays were by far the most common boat, both cabin and open ones, there are numerous ones for sale on the net
http://www.mourneboatsales.co.uk/boats.php?gid=5 for example,
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6.5 cabin which circumnavigated Ireland
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this is the other type
This is a link to a new Cabin rib charter company, Redbays of course and this blue rib made the trip on the RIB RAID here is there link http://www.irishseacruises.com/
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Yes, Redbays are nice...

Thanx so much for pics and input!
The Redbays indeed look like really nice boats. I have been reading about them for quite a while..but seen none in the flesh/GRP up here in the north..
I have to see the deck layout and cabin arrangement in the realworld to get a good idea of them though.
The season is even shorter and colder up here so I think my idea is probably an enclosed
cabin with heating...but ideally with a large roofhatch
rather...for those beautiful summer days.
About the guy who wants more speed from his jet...and going back to original question..and why that boat sounded interesting..
I wish you could get more speed from a jet at leg-ish hp levels...that's the only drawback with Jet really.
Like the dual diesel redbay airport rescue jetboat on their website that does 30 knots..
..ah well...
You can't have it all....
Yes, redbays are nice..
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Houser, Marks boat was a yellow rib based on a BWM 21 hull with a small cuddy up front rather than a cabin. Think the boat was built in 96 time. Behind the cuddy was a full width dash and GRP low windscreen. Next came two three man jockey seats and then the engine box. It was up for sale shortly after the article appeared in RI.

It ws built to transfer ppl to his sea school based on an island I think. Haven't heard anything of him for a while though.
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A cuddy eh...

Ok, thanx that should probably stop me looking for pics for that particular boat...but I still liked his argument for jets..and that boat according to the author was good for 40+knots with a 300hp Yanmar diesel and a Castoldi jet.
If someone wanted to, they could probably design a boat around two compact diesels and dual jets to get a bit more speed..but perhaps you then end up building a larger boat for the weight/size/performance ratio to make sense as an offshore design.
That would be my "problem"...wanting both offshore handling, speed and shallow water movement.
The archipelago up here is full of fantastic little islands with rocky beaches to land on but you need patience, a good lookout and the right weather to land in many places. I like to do the ol' "trim the outboard up" so it barely whisks the water and sneak in where you really should have a cajac or something..
..and if the wind then turns you will have
a hard time getting back out...been there..
I wonder why the Redbay "only" did 31 knots with dual jets...
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