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Old 17 June 2010, 19:49   #1
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Hi all, anyone know much about Parker RIBs? I am interested in a new Baltic 1000 cabin rib, but it would need to be a rough sea boat that took a bit of punishment. Anyone have any experience of what they will take?

EG. Would you take one out in an onshore wind, say; an F9, with 8m wave height on 7 sec intervals.

I am not saying everyday, but occasionally it might have to do that and worse.

Will it Code 3?
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Old 18 June 2010, 00:36   #2
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it is unlikeli to encounter 8m significant wave height with 7s period. 7s is associated with something like 3.7m, and 8m significant with about 12s (http://www.scribd.com/doc/16545847/I...assenger-Ships).
Depends of course on current, wind, fetch, depth and exposure time, but still that is unlikeli.

I have a Parker 6.3 with inboard Diesel since April, using it in the mouth of River Elbe. I have not seen the rough yet, but it makes a pretty sturdy impression. I have no problems in taking it out to the island of Helgoland (35nm from the mainland).

Why not get in contact with Andy from Parker UK:
http://www.parkerribs.com/?page=contact

Andy was very helpful to me.

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I think you meant Andre. Either PM him through RibNet or give him a ring on the number on the Parker website. Extremely helpful and a great product

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Old 18 June 2010, 03:39   #4
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Cheers Steve. Must have a word with Jan
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Hi all, anyone know much about Parker RIBs? I am interested in a new Baltic 1000 cabin rib, but it would need to be a rough sea boat that took a bit of punishment. Anyone have any experience of what they will take?

EG. Would you take one out in an onshore wind, say; an F9, with 8m wave height on 7 sec intervals.

I am not saying everyday, but occasionally it might have to do that and worse.

Will it Code 3?
I do not see why it should not code CAT 3. We have made about 18 of these cabin ribs and all are used by commercial operators. Six by the Bulgarian SAR in the Black sea , four by the Polish Border Guards in the Baltic sea a few in Russia and the rest by Polish Water Rescue Organisations and Fire & Rescue. All of these are twin diesel stern drive or jet drive. We are currently building our very first twin outboard version and this is for Swiss Rescue. I do not think any of those ribs go out in F9 but will pop the question to a few offshore operators and see what they say.

The hull for sure will take that sort of punishment and I suggest you headed for Poole and had a ride on SeaSafari1 which is owned and run by 250kts.
There are very few hulls of that size that can match the performance of the Parker 900 / 1000 Baltic

You can email me on info@parkerribs.com or call me on 01403780470
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Andre's a good guy
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I think you meant Andre. Either PM him through RibNet or give him a ring on the number on the Parker website. Extremely helpful and a great product

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I was in a rush and you are right - it should read Andre.
If Andre is reading this, pls accept my apologies

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Hi Andre, and thanks guys for all the replies so quick.

Jan, I am working in an estuary where the deep water channel narrows quite quickly, and when we have a certain wind direction the seas pile up very steeply and very high for a short duration - but we still have to cross through it. The 8m 7s cycle is just my estimation of it at its worst (I have been told 400,000 million times not to exagerate).

Its a new operation that doesn't justify a dedicated pilot boat, and I am basically trying to sus out whether a good RIB could do it.

My biggest worry is getting the wind under the front of a rib as we come over the top of a wave, and being blown front over back. I know the Lifeboat handles it (Atlantic 75) but they are more experienced than I, and it worries the granny out of me. My thinking is: is it a RIB job? Or is something heavier required for the bad days?
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My thinking is: is it a RIB job? Or is something heavier required for the bad days?
Should be grand with the right rib
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I think I had a look at one of those yesterday at Seawork. Not sure about the hard nose.
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