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Old 26 August 2013, 10:06   #41
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Originally Posted by Rogue Wave View Post
why is the hardboat slower in the rough?
Not slower; rougher ride. When reentering the water, a RIB mitigates the shock by deforming the tubes, which eats energy. A hard boat takes all that energy directly into the hull.

Comes down to more how much the occupants can handle, rather than what the boat can do (true of RIB's as well in a lot of cases.)


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Old 27 August 2013, 10:58   #42
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Fill both to the top with water and set off... Rib will be at full speed in 1 or 2 minutes. Fletcher will sink... LOL

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