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Old 25 October 2007, 12:35   #71
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You mean this race in 1998. I remember tales of problems getting them on and off the ice-breaker that they were using as the support ship but not of them being underpowered. I can ask the question though. (They had some awesome conditions if you can find any video or photos of it you'll see what I mean!).
No No surely it can't be that one not that long ago...I must of got trapped in a time bubble
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Old 25 October 2007, 12:47   #72
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Possibly, but this is a rib . There aren't too many displacement ribs, although this could be one.
In very rough seas speeds are so low you could well be off the plane anyway.
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Old 25 October 2007, 18:06   #73
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In very rough seas speeds are so low you could well be off the plane anyway.
that will be that f9 again

and sorry but what was the title of this thread
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Old 25 October 2007, 18:19   #74
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that will be that f9 again

and sorry but what was the title of this thread
It was about the opinion of a certain RIB and I WAS trying to stick to the point of how the engine may not be as bad as some people think - others seem to delight in taking it off thread by making silly remarks.........
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Old 25 October 2007, 18:33   #75
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Hope not, the RN have been using them for both routine and emergency stuff on board there ships for 25 years. The specification didn't change much during that time so presumably the RN felt Halmatic got it right the first time.

For the private user if your happy with a 25 knot cruising speed then a P22 will get you into a diesel engined rib for 10-12k depending on condition and that has to be tempting.

As for the Prosport well it might be a nice cruising boat. Remember Alan Priddy crossed the Atlantic with a 7m rib and 165 hp, without a good sea trial your never going to know what she is like.

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Pete - I think that was precisely my point. Similar sized engine in similar sized (but presumably lighter) boat - which might not be fast - but no one would call dangerous.
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Old 25 October 2007, 19:00   #76
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What about this instead?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ribcraft-6-8-m...QQcmdZViewItem

Similar size, more power, but jetdrive
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Old 29 October 2007, 10:33   #77
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I have seen alot of the Prosport RIBs around St Peter Port. They seem to have such a large overhang on the hull, that it would strike me as a very hard ride. Looks like a GRP platform ontop of what looks like a good hull, shame otherwise looks ok for the money. There dont look great but hey, there not alot of money compared to other boats of similiar size.

I have also heard some horror stories about certain people attacking the moulds with a chainsaw!! to modify the deck for a beamer layout. Whats that about??
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Old 29 October 2007, 11:09   #78
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The overhang is what gives the boat such a dry ride. The overhang is well clear of the water so it doesn't matter - the ride is extremely soft.
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Old 01 November 2007, 19:22   #79
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Ha im sorry but Ive just been out in one today and I have to say it was AMAZINGly bad!! slapped like hell, yes was dry but when you come down into a wake the over hang slaps badly. very uncomfortable. I looked at the hull and my 17 year old daughter could make it better the hull looked all un even and the boat was no where near the standard of say a second hand old ribcraft etc. Would I buy one? yes for the dry ride, but a big no for everything else. Im sory but there are cheap and I found out today why.
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