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Old 03 September 2005, 08:22   #1
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Novurania RIB

Anyone heard of this rib??????

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Old 03 September 2005, 08:51   #2
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Yes, used to drive one with twin 50's at Antigua race week a few years back.

Seemed well built, very much "blue water" type of Rib. Used a lot as tenders to big yachts in the Med and Caribbean.

Expensive I remember.
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Old 03 September 2005, 09:36   #3
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It's Nouvrania. A friend of mine runs a sailing school where they have 5.5m. It has a Honda 90 4stroke which is not set up well. It'll do 50knts,but chine walks so badly that it is dangerous. To my mind it is a glorified tender, lots of added plastic and cushions. A poncy looking thing, not a serious Rib.
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It's Nouvrania.
No it's not. It's Novurania
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A friend of mine runs a sailing school where they have 5.5m. It has a Honda 90 4stroke which is not set up well. It'll do 50knts,but chine walks so badly that it is dangerous. To my mind it is a glorified tender, lots of added plastic and cushions. A poncy looking thing, not a serious Rib.
I woulnd't expect any 5.5m boat to perform particularly well with that engine!

They are definitely more aimed at the leisure/med/tender market than rufty tufty dive boats, but they don't look bad to me.

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No it's not. It's NovuraniaI woulnd't expect any 5.5m boat to perform particularly well with that engine!

They are definitely more aimed at the leisure/med/tender market than rufty tufty dive boats, but they don't look bad to me.

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Calm down Johnny Boy! Sure it's not Neuvomania!? Why should a 5.5m rib not perform well with a Honda 90 on the back? It is very widely used engine on this size of rib.
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Wind your neck in. If you're going to correct people, at least make sure you're right!
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Why should a 5.5m rib not perform well with a Honda 90 on the back? It is very widely used engine on this size of rib.
Because it's too heavy (170Kg vs say 120Kg for a Yam 90 2-stroke), making it difficult to get the boat properly balanced as well as raising the centre of gravity. When you start pushing a 5.5m RIB to those sorts of speed it makes a difference.

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thats Hoindas HP is measuered at the crank as well. I believe.

I bought one of these it was the old tender to a J class boat J72 I thnk it was a 4.5 with a Yammie 70, went allright but the hull wasn,t designed for a real sea, but if its cheap enough then they are OK. whats the bid at the moment
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Have you found their web site... http://www.novuraniaribs.co.uk/
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Wind your neck in. If you're going to correct people, at least make sure you're right! Because it's too heavy (170Kg vs say 120Kg for a Yam 90 2-stroke), making it difficult to get the boat properly balanced as well as raising the centre of gravity. When you start pushing a 5.5m RIB to those sorts of speed it makes a difference.

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So.... does anyone have a 5m RiB with a Honda 90 that doesn't handle like dog at speed?
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im about to order a 5.85m RIB with a 115 honda on the back of it....and ive been in the same set up...handles nicely, chine walks a little
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