Originally Posted by Mollers
Yeah,but adding bells and whistles didn't detract from the fact that the boat had fairly shite sea-keeping capablities.
Compared to your old 6.5m Vipermax, I agree, it was in a different league, but in comparison with other RIBs of the same size (5.3m) from its era, it was alright.
As the hull was shuttered down from the mould for the 6.3m RIB, it had a disproportionately wide beam (2.4m) for its length, so was always going to be a bit 'wobbly', but on the upside, it had a lot of deck space, which I found handy. It could have done with more volume in the bow for ruff seas though.
I understand the hull design has been developed since then, with a further raised bow, although I've never been on board one of these newer boats.