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Old 25 July 2008, 18:47   #1
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My New RIB

Im planning to enter in the Round Scotland event next month and if all goes well maybe a Round Britain event too.

The boat I have had built for the event is a RIBQUEST 4.8 with a Suzuki 50. Top speed is 30-32 Knots. I have some photos for you and thought you may like to see these. Also any comments would be good re your views of the craft and also if anyone may want to take part in the event.

The guys that have taken Ribquest on, are utter business man. Really professional, and when building my boat proved very good indeed, it seems a very good little boat indeed.
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Old 25 July 2008, 19:15   #2
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Looks very nice, good luck with it
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Old 25 July 2008, 20:16   #3
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Im planning to enter in the Round Scotland event next month .....

...The boat I have had built for the event is a RIBQUEST 4.8.....
I thought the Round Scotland was for boats up to 4m long?

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....The guys that have taken Ribquest on, are utter business man. Really professional.....
How did they fix the console?
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Old 26 July 2008, 14:45   #4
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I thought the Round Scotland was for boats up to 4m long?
I was told I could enter a Ribcraft 4.8. Pitty it clashes with Cowes week - would have been good fun.

Nice looking boat Tom
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Old 26 July 2008, 16:26   #5
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great looking boat. more pics please, how would you put it against the RC 4.8 ???
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Old 27 July 2008, 18:57   #6
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I was told I could enter a Ribcraft 4.8.
To enter as a racer, or support vessel?
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It's a rally rather than a race. The 4.8 would have classed as one of the boats taking part as opposed to a support boat.
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Nice rib Tom

why the seat side support wings only for the helmsman
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Old 28 July 2008, 17:20   #9
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Some more photos, Im having some small modifications made including a 25lt tank in the bow thats removable above the anchor locker then the wings on the rear seat.
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As regards it being as good as a RC. I will have to tell you after Ive completed the event. The Ribcraft went really round on RB4 so we will see how this compares.
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