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Old 11 September 2018, 11:26   #1
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New Navy rib...?

Has the Navy (or Marines) been buying some new ribs???

Out for a dog walk and saw a very sleek looking boat - certainly new to me and very different looking to the normal Pac22s and Pac24s...

Looked very sleek - long, thinner (?) tubes, without the deep forward hull of a Pacific. Water jet powered.

Put itself out of sight behind another vessel as soon as I turned up (possible coincidence...!)
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Old 11 September 2018, 12:08   #2
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Where was the location of your sighting ? Poole area ?

I saw some SBS-types undertaking an exercise in Studland Bay recently using heavily modified PWCs of some kind, but the accompanying RIBs (of which there were three) were outboard powered (interestingly they looked like 2-strokes to me, though obviously all black so couldn't tell for sure).
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Old 11 September 2018, 12:48   #3
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Mystery solved...?

I think it was a 9m Offshore Raiding Craft, ORC



https://vimeo.com/133155372

ETA - definitely one of these... based on that vid the thing looks seriously maneuverable...!!!
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They've been in use for quite sometime now....Do look the Biz in the flesh!
Solid "Tubes" and different engine configurations I'm told...decent Seating too
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First one I’ve seen down on the Tamar - plenty of Pac24s normally out and about...

I suppose it’s also a question of being close enough to get a detailed look ;-)
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Old 11 September 2018, 15:31   #6
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https://www.holyheadmarine.co.uk/wp-...ORC-Fwd-15.pdf

A bit more info on them.
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