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Old 23 December 2009, 11:34   #1
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New 8 Mtr cat RIB on test



New 8mtr RIB with Hydrofoils being tested in SA now
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Old 23 December 2009, 13:12   #2
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Interesting how there is no close up footage of it going round corners

It's obviously very good in a straight line, but having been in a couple of fast hard boat cats the cornering takes a bit of getting used to if you expect the boat to lean into the turn.

Not saying it's bad, would just like to see some more detail of how it rides the turns.

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Not sure but are the 2 engines set at an angle leaning inwards towards each other? If so how does this affect/improve performance
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Not sure but are the 2 engines set at an angle leaning inwards towards each other? If so how does this affect/improve performance
I thought that was normal on a twin engined Cat.

Perhaps we'd better pop over to Mr Fullers 'The Dark side' and ask the question.

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Cat RIB Hydrofoil

Think this boat and its smaller stable mate will be at the 2010 RIBEX show ,the 8 mtr available for tests.
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cant help but think that 400hp on most 8m pleasure ribs will push them to 63kts
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