Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 13 December 2005, 16:43   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: stamford
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4
Military RIB

I am trying to identify the manufacturer of a RIB .It is ex military and was used for drop trials in the U.K from a C-130. She has a helm -two positions behind for people to stand and six seats . I will try and post a picture but I am struggling -any ideas?
__________________

__________________
David Burke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 December 2005, 17:54   #2
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Almost certainly Halmatic, now part of the Vosper Thorneycroft Group. Do a search on here for "Hercules" and there are some posts ref dropping perfectly serviceable ribs out of air planes

Halmatic Arctic's

Pete
__________________

__________________
.
Ribnet is best viewed on a computer of some sort
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 December 2005, 18:01   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete7
Almost certainly Halmatic, now part of the Vosper Thorneycroft Group. Do a search on here for "Hercules" and there are some posts ref dropping perfectly serviceable ribs out of air planes

Halmatic Arctic's

Pete
Airplanes??? And to think you were once military!!! Aircraft or aeroplanes PLEASE - Yanks have destroyed our language enough as it is!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 December 2005, 19:53   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Borders
Boat name: Pacific 22
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mermaid diesel
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 38
Yes, the P22 boats were used among others. The main one that was used had a big lifting frame infront / on top of engine cover, both MK1 & 2. I know this because i was looking at a couple in Halmatic last week. The bow was strengthened they told me. not good news for stowaways!
__________________
jackcastoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 December 2005, 20:40   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pwllheli
Length: no boat
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 78
When I was in Poole in July - I saw 6 Ribs used by the military, me and a few with me were certain they were Rib Crafts
__________________
Sammo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 December 2005, 04:10   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: stamford
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4
Pictures Hopefully

Might be something here!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	email 2.jpg
Views:	453
Size:	38.1 KB
ID:	16433  
__________________
David Burke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 December 2005, 06:42   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: nr Lymington
Boat name: JU-JU
Make: Halmatic PAC22
Length: 6m +
Engine: 140.5 Mermaid
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,400
That looks like a Halmatic console and deck but I canít see enough of the hull to know which one.
What is the transparent egg on the right hand side of the bottom photo Des
__________________
Scary Des is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2006, 19:05   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: stamford
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4
Selling a Rib

The RIB pictured in this thread is now available to raise funds for the museum's projects . Where is the best place to advertise a RIB like this when it's an unknown commodity!
__________________
David Burke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2006, 19:11   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
boats and outboards or hre which I guess you've just done!
__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2006, 19:23   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: stamford
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4
Rogue wave - thanks for the advice ! The uncertainty is because we don't really know what it is and want it to go for a reasonable sum to someone who can use it! Can anyone solve what the mystery perspex object is for on the rear deck ?
__________________

__________________
David Burke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.