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Old 04 February 2003, 13:54   #1
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Pacific or Atlantic

I am thinking about buying one of the above and would like to know views on the boats .I currently own a 5.85RIBCRAFT with 115 Ficht which I love but I want something larger and more utilitarian with diesel power. Any comments would be great and if anyone has one in Solent area would love to see it. Thanks in advance . John
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Old 04 February 2003, 17:59   #2
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I dont think they do a Atlantic with a Diesel as in the main its only 6+mtrs long.Its designd for outboards and this vesell will cost a lot to convert and it isnt worth it nowadays.Its a great boat as is.

The pacific rib depends what size and engines your thinking of ?.

There were a few going cheap from one of the Disposal Companys that was advertised on here.

Both good boats but its all down to your use and realistick affordable running costs.

There is also the Arctic that I believe you cant beach as easy as the atlantic as it has a fuller deep V but rides a sea well.

There is a lot to your questions and you have a good boat at present, if you want to go bigger,and running costs are important then dependant on budget but a Humber Pro with a diesel/leg seem to me a good balanced buy.

This is my view and others will have there own views,so use it as a start.

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Old 05 February 2003, 04:05   #3
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HI Lurcher
If you want a Paciffic direct ex mod do a search on Babcocks on this site. Trying to find a good one is the hard part, though the paciffic seem to have faired better than arctic as they were mainly used as ships boats and the arctics were a mix of general perpose and assult boats.
If you go and look at the Babcock boats at Portland you will see that the arctics used by the marines / specials have had a VERY hard life, look at the pictures of the bows !
The paciffic with its normal engine / drive configuration is only good for 24Knots, though I'm sure the devoted fans will correct me!!
Still thinking of putting a patrol consol on an arctic, as 6.5/7 side by side console boats are not that common, but the cost of engines to push such a heavy but strong beast about worries me!
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Old 05 February 2003, 14:39   #4
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might help with pricing ?

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/ad/F09065
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John, do a search on Rinet, we have discussed P22s quite a bit over the years.

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Old 08 February 2003, 18:39   #6
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- New console for the Pacific or the Ribtec, Pete?
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In the Pacific. The standard halmatic console is crap for cruising (only one seat and no room for instruments, so it has to go). After failing miserably to make a console myself, bought one from Ocean Ribs in Portchester. 400 ready to go with hatch and hinges. Stylish and and very smart. Spent the weekend adding a couple of mods including a shelf inside, then the fun starts as P22s have a mass of wiring that would put a battleship to shame.
But the new console will allow some protection for two behind it and have bags of room for goodies.

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Any chance of a photo as I've been thinking of doing that also.
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Sure, a pic to follow, just re inforcing a couple of areas in the console at the moment ready for grab handles and fitting and shelf to mount the black boxes on. No idea what is inside the black boxes but there are two of them and they are full of wires. To make matters even more interesting the nice man at Halmatic wired the whole lot in grey. Think there is at least another months work carefully working my way through it labelling everything. A bigger fuel tank under the deck is also on order to take the capacity from 80 to 170 L. There is a huge amount of room under the deck of a P22, I can actually crawl under the deck to reach the fuel tank.

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Sea Riders ex MOD

Is it worth having a look at the ex MOD sea riders?

Seems a lot of boat for 2k, but are they absolutely knackered or are they just old but fully maintained?

Any advice gratefully received.
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