Originally Posted by A.C.
The Ring 20 was designed a specific way and for a specific purpose. By taking away the deck you are taking away a lot of its rigidity and strength.
The hull was designed for racing and is a light lay up with regards the GRP and stiffening.
By messing about with a specific design you may well be putting peoples lives at risk if you then take it out to sea with 300hp strapped to the rear end.
Its a bit like owning a Ferrari and then deciding to cut the roof off because its a sunny day and you want a convertible.
If you want a Ring RIB go for one that was designed and built as a RIB.
ring ribs and hardboats stared out in the same mould as did extreme power boats, ballistic ribs and a few others, wont be any problems doing another one, have a word with mike ring, he's a good guy, he might give you some pointers