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Old 08 December 2004, 19:26   #1
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Seeing is believing and testing is just another thing.

Some time ago I indicated that we were producing a new demo rib. Well it has been completed and on Monday I flew out to Poland for a bit of play. Due to the time allowed the trails were carried out on a lake and not at sea which I would have prefered. I am greatly impressed with the performance of the new Verado engines an ideal marriage with the Parker 900 Baltic . Within 10/15 seconds the rib was in plane and reached speeds of 50 + knots without any great trouble. Amazing how silent this babies are even at WOT.

The rib as you can see from the photos is again produced in all black and suited for seasafari ect
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Old 08 December 2004, 19:38   #2
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Looks the mutts nutts!

Oh sir!

Who's your daddy!

Can't think of any more than that!!
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Old 08 December 2004, 19:41   #4
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Looks the mutts nutts!

Oh sir!

Who's your daddy!

Can't think of any more than that!!

Not so sure what you mean but guess you have an idea????????????
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Looks great Andre. And very James Bond-esque!
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Old 09 December 2004, 03:44   #6
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Looks great Andre. And very James Bond-esque!
Andre....the only thing really missing is a glamourous looking bird on the back
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Old 09 December 2004, 06:06   #7
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Andre....the only thing really missing is a glamourous looking bird on the back
That'd be a shag then!?
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What a great looking RIB and a fine pair bolted on the back !!

Go on, bring it to Littlehampton!
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Old 09 December 2004, 11:16   #9
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Andre....the only thing really missing is a glamourous looking bird on the back
Richard

It was very cold so she would have had to been wrapped up in fur
should I say more

here is another shot and as you can see we are dressed for the occassion
The Gecko's were very useful cos at 50 knots difficult to breath without them specially when the temp was only + 5 degree C. We were quite lucky cos at this time of the year they usually have snow
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Old 09 December 2004, 11:21   #10
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Andre

What a great looking RIB and a fine pair bolted on the back !!

Go on, bring it to Littlehampton!
Phil, it would have been nice and it had crossed my mind (Seahawk 3 ) but my brother Philip is very possesive. Wants to keep the best toys for himself. Anyway there are a few parties quite interested in it so I do not think we will have it for long
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The boat looks cool. But 50kn with twin 250.? and they use 35% more fuel than the 250 Etec. I'm not impress by the verado, But like to hear about the performens after year.. JJ
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Old 10 December 2004, 09:58   #12
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Nice photos of your RiB.
I am also the proud owner af a pair of 250hp Verado. really an impressive engine. How long are the legs an which kinde of props do you use?
I can tell you that we didt 60 knots whit 23" Revolution 4 props. and this on a Valiant PT 850..

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Old 10 December 2004, 14:42   #13
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The boat looks cool. But 50kn with twin 250.? and they use 35% more fuel than the 250 Etec. I'm not impress by the verado, But like to hear about the performens after year.. JJ
Can't comment on the fuel consumption but once we have put some hours on I am sure we will have a better idea

The general belief is that you either love them or you hate them.
Not having had any experience with the Etec I would say I just love the Verado
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Old 10 December 2004, 14:47   #14
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Andre

Nice photos of your RiB.
I am also the proud owner af a pair of 250hp Verado. really an impressive engine. How long are the legs an which kinde of props do you use?
I can tell you that we didt 60 knots whit 23" Revolution 4 props. and this on a Valiant PT 850..

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I would say that you are one of a very few to have a pair of such on a rib. Well done. The legs are XL and the props used are 19". Our rib is probably much heavier then the Valiant PT 850 hence difference in speed although our GPS was on the blink so don't have very accurate reading

Please post a photo of your rib
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Looks great Andre
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This is from our first set-up. The bracket could not holde, so they but on a new on, a differend on. Whit this set-up we only go about 45 knots. and that is not satisfactory. We are wating for a new boat from portugal. this time whitout at bracket.
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This is from our first set-up. The bracket could not holde, so they but on a new on, a differend on. Whit this set-up we only go about 45 knots. and that is not satisfactory. We are wating for a new boat from portugal. this time whitout at bracket.


I think you were going to attach a photo
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finally!!!! not the bedst photos, but all Ive got.
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finally!!!! not the bedst photos, but all Ive got.

Looks great

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.
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