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Old 27 January 2005, 06:10   #11
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Good question Bilge - we've got our hands full at the moment, we're also fitting anti stuff wings on a customers boat, got 2 Phantom 19s to build, got the RCD / CE stuff to do on the leisure boat and then find some customers for it!


The next project could well be a smaller hull but you can bet it won't be anything like what's on the market at the time!
Cookee the suggestion started as a joke but i recon in all honesty there is a market gagging for a small fast hulled rib, just take a good look at all the posts based around sub 5 metre ribs and there obvious need for more speed, seems everyone's trying to squeeze as much out of there engine as possible to gain that extra knot or 2, once you get above 6 metres its a completely different ball game, and there are a lot of different boats to choose from all for similar money, what the market needs is an innovative small company like yourselves at the cutting edge to come up with a solution and build a small stable and very fast hull, couple it to sleek tubes and the correct seating and engine combination and you'd revolutionise the small rib market, someone's bound to do it at some point, no longer are small ribs considered as just safety boats or tenders !!
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Old 27 January 2005, 18:23   #12
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John, did this hull have tubes before you got your hands on it ? there aren't that many rib builders who have been around for 30 years.

Perhaps another clue then ?

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Old 28 January 2005, 04:15   #13
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John, did this hull have tubes before you got your hands on it ? there aren't that many rib builders who have been around for 30 years.

Perhaps another clue then ?

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Hi Pete,

No the tubes are something that are being added for the first time! It's a well known make and it was the plug originally - and it has a step in the hull .........
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Old 28 January 2005, 05:00   #14
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there is a market gagging for a small fast hulled rib
You mean like the Shakespeare 520 then?

This is the first 520 out of the mold we have wrigged it with a 60hp which we are getting 35 knots, however she is rated to a 115hp (we dont want any one to kill them selves) which we estimate excess of 50 knots but she will take a 140hp no problem. I dont belive you will get a 5.2m boat that handles like this one. The one pictured has got full size tubes, but you can have the option of a tapoured tube also.

The next one will be our personall boat and will be rigged with a Suzuki 140 hp, wings and a spare pair of pants.
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Old 28 January 2005, 08:19   #15
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You mean like the Shakespeare 520 then?

This is the first 520 out of the mold we have wrigged it with a 60hp which we are getting 35 knots, however she is rated to a 115hp (we dont want any one to kill them selves) which we estimate excess of 50 knots but she will take a 140hp no problem. I dont belive you will get a 5.2m boat that handles like this one. The one pictured has got full size tubes, but you can have the option of a tapoured tube also.

The next one will be our personall boat and will be rigged with a Suzuki 140 hp, wings and a spare pair of pants.

Jono.... Your really not trying to sell me a boat are you

Tell you what, i'll buy a shakespeare 520 hull and commision cookee and the banana crew to tube and rig the boat for me !!
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Jono.... Your really not trying to sell me a boat are you

Tell you what, i'll buy a shakespeare 520 hull and commision cookee and the banana crew to tube and rig the boat for me !!
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How did you make the tube carrier, was it a mould taken off the tubes ?

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Tell you what, i'll buy a shakespeare 520 hull and commision cookee and the banana crew to tube and rig the boat for me !!
No Problem - Would need to have a chat to Cookee about him fitting the tubes (RCD and stuff)
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Jono G, were in Southampton last weekend?
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You mean like the Shakespeare 520 then?

This is the first 520 out of the mold we have wrigged it with a 60hp which we are getting 35 knots, however she is rated to a 115hp (we dont want any one to kill them selves) which we estimate excess of 50 knots but she will take a 140hp no problem. I dont belive you will get a 5.2m boat that handles like this one. The one pictured has got full size tubes, but you can have the option of a tapoured tube also.
How fast do ya reckon with a 70hp? A tohatsu 70 to be precise...
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