Originally Posted by Andre
The only downside that I can see is that the passengers don't have any back support nor decent grab handles to hang on to. Perhaps only the guy behind them. A seat strap to hold on to is not always the best solutionl.
I like the idea of the extension for the engines and did not know Valiant had gone down that road. I believe Zodiac Hurricane were first to fit such.
We are also thinking of such cos you can get rid of the engine well and increase the hight of the transom gaining more space on deck.
The 2 passengers in front have a greb handel. We belive that the passengers can jump(on a wave) and then fall down on the iron grebs!!! until now we have not hat an accident.
About the extension.I also belive that is was Hurricane who startet out whit this ide, and the things you mention is also correct. But we have hat a lot of problem whit this extension. there is not enough lift in the extension to carry the weight of the engine. so the back of the boat is lying deep in water. After 30 hours the welding was beginning to crak...
Then we got a new one on. This is bigger but will not let go of the water, so we are only doing 45 knots whit 500hp, not enough!!!
The new boat we are geting in jan. 05 is also whit out this extension.