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Old 11 June 2014, 15:56   #1
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ORCA rigid inflatables? Need help determining who made this hull

Saw a hull for sale, owner has no clue about it. I know is that helm seatback is engraved ORCA and there is a sticker on the side of the console that says Adventure 870 (28ft or so). Its designed for large single outboard.

Most likely European brand but could not find any info thru Google.

What do you think? Thanks for any help.
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Old 16 June 2014, 07:45   #2
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orca doesn't make ribs; it's one of the world leading hypalon tube builders! French, I'm afraid, but even Scorpion buys its tubes from them, so you have to look on.
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Old 16 June 2014, 10:36   #3
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orca is the trade name for fabric made by penell industries that is used to make rib tubes , penell do not make the tubes , companies like my own make them . Tilley Inflatable Design and Engineering Ltd - Devon Plymouth UK
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Old 16 June 2014, 10:50   #4
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I will try to post some photos. ORCA logo was on the seat backrest, not on the tubes. I know Orca Pennel material and various denier grades. I might need a set of tubes, if so going to contact you Tilley for a quote. 870 is the RIB length
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Can you post a pic of the hull plate and HIN? It should be on the transom. Typically there are some hints there.
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Old 16 June 2014, 11:46   #6
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Hull number plate is broken off the transom starboard corner. Hull is a project and will need fiberglass work on transom and several areas of the deck. I dont have much info but will try to get few photos. Its a very large hull and I want to build it up and power with single 300hp Suzuki. Thanks for your time and help
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Are you sure its designed for a single outboard? That would be a bit unusual in a RIB that size.

Zodiac made some 28ft RIBs designed for twins, some of them had 870 in their model names (but not Adventure) e.g. "SRR-870".

"Orca" sounds like the boat's name.
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lots of photos would be most help
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