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Old 07 December 2012, 09:24   #1
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Ocean Rib?

Hi Guys,

Been told the Rib in the centre of the photo is an Ocean 6.75mtr but have struggled to find any info in the internet when typing in Ocean 6.75mtr.
Is Ocean the builder?

Cheers far any help in advance.

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Old 07 December 2012, 09:34   #2
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It does look like an Ocean Rib. The company that made Ocean traded under Ocean, Windsor Brothers, Purewell Fish Farming Equipment and a few names in-between. They were built just outside Portchester / Fareham.
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Old 07 December 2012, 12:42   #4
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There isn't an awful lot to say really.

Very strongly built commercial boats that are quite heavy for their size and good in rough weather.
Can be a bit 'rough around the edges', or not finished off perfectly with regards to trim etc as they are mostly built to work hard rather than look good.

Our 6.5M version is a good all round boat for what we do.

Would definately buy another one, and if I had the cash to buy new I'd get them to produce a bare hull and tubes in 7.5M inboard form and fit it out myself.

I'm not sure they are making that many any more since they moved to Hambledon.

I've not seen or spoken to Malcolm in ages now, but the website is still up and running
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If you search my posts and gallery about 'The Nashers Revenge' you'll see more images of bits of the RIB.
You could also search for posts by Razorbill RIBs as Dan has a 6.5m that he uses commercially.

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Old 07 December 2012, 13:29   #5
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Nice Pic. I bought 2 x 6.25m's from Malcolm. A fantastic all rounder. Great in big seas. My first one is exactly the same as Nasher but with one of the old Johnson 150 GT's on it. Part ex'd for another one with slightly different layout. The new deeper V hull he developed later on was even better.
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Thanks Nasher,

I've been offered a 6.75 hull to retube and restore, have you herd of the 6.75mtr?

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I believe they are all basically the same hull with the mold blocked off at the stern to the length required.

Remember the 6.75 on the Ocean refers to the length of the actual hull without the tube sticking out at the bow and the ends of the tubes sticking out behind the transom.
With tubes it will be @8M overall length.

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I believe they are all basically the same hull with the mold blocked off at the stern to the length required.

Remember the 6.75 on the Ocean refers to the length of the actual hull without the tube sticking out at the bow and the ends of the tubes sticking out behind the transom.
With tubes it will be @8M overall length.

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can you get it at good price as tubes are going to cost 4k
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Hopefully get it cheap and will retube myself done it before so will keep the cost down.
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