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Old 07 June 2007, 01:30   #1
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noob advice

hello all. i ride stand up pwc and have been interested in rib s for awhile. i wanted a three seat pwc for coastal exploring, fishing and maybe some tow-in surfing. but after some research, i saw the nautica jet 11 rib. i thought it was perfect for what i want. yamaha four stroke, light weight, not being embarassed about cruisn and fishn with another dude.
iwas just wondering about beach launching. i do all of my riding at pismo beach and morro bay and the ability to get through the surf is a necessity.
any opinions and suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Old 07 June 2007, 10:47   #2
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Hi, Brett;

Not really familiar with the Nautica RIB you mentioned, but depending on the weather, 11 feet might be a bit on the small side for our waters.

But, yes, it sounds like it would meet your other needs, if it has enough power (never mind; just looked at their web site: 110hp should be enough... ) The jet would be ideal for shallow water stuff (like beaching), and somewhat less dangerous for operating around people in the water. Tradeoff with a jet is in efficiency. You typically get less power out of a jet than a prop.

Does somebody down your way sell these things? Just wondering how you chose the Nautica.

jky
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If you want to see some small ribs/sibs in action in surf watch these

http://www.arancia.co.nz/video_gallery.htm
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Old 07 June 2007, 13:00   #4
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Hi, Brett;

Not really familiar with the Nautica RIB you mentioned, but depending on the weather, 11 feet might be a bit on the small side for our waters.

But, yes, it sounds like it would meet your other needs, if it has enough power (never mind; just looked at their web site: 110hp should be enough... ) The jet would be ideal for shallow water stuff (like beaching), and somewhat less dangerous for operating around people in the water. Tradeoff with a jet is in efficiency. You typically get less power out of a jet than a prop.

Does somebody down your way sell these things? Just wondering how you chose the Nautica.

jky
i saw them in the new issue of Sea magazine. i think they sell em in Alameda and San Diego. i only saw two jets, the other was a novurania/ williams which uses a 107 horses weber powerplant. that video link didnt work on this computer, ill try at home.

thanks for your help!
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have you considered a zapcat / thundercat.

sounds to me like they might tick all the boxes
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wow! those are cool!
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