Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 July 2003, 05:02   #21
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Good grief, I find myself agreeing with Crazyhorse. In the early 90's Kevin Goulding of chinook built a series of sports ribs based on the ring powerboat hulls and called them RC18 and RC21. Very modern and sylish with seats at the back and long noses. He had his own RC21 which he regularly cruised. However I remember watching him have a hard time going around the IOM in steep seas. With half the hp and a metre less in length my Osprey Sparrowhawk (5.2m) walked away from the RC21 (6.3) because we could keep the power on and the boat level rather than the RC21 boat constantly going nose up. A jockey console in the centre of the boat rather than bucket seats in the rear added to good balance and gave us the confidence and security needed in big seas.

Pete
__________________

__________________
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 05:04   #22
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Southampton
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 54
I understand lads especially for Crazy horse - at your age you need the comforts of life, thats why you are getting the boat you are CH... cabin, toilets, shower, kitchen, lounge etc - I agree that high performance crafts arnt for the North Sea nor Irish - not to say that Mr Holmes wouldn't give it a go - I'm sure he would and do well! Cant beat a man with experience!

I prefer the excitement of a day out with the family, speed when you want it, cruise when chilling out, a bit of skiing and a hamper full of luxury items! A big old battleship is not for this but a Sports craft is!

As I repeat again - horses for courses!
__________________

__________________
Fiasco
Fiona P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 12:57   #23
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Blackpool
Boat name: To Exi
Make: new sib 4 man
Length: 8+ft
Engine: Mariner 4hp long shaft
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,012
And Im am in totla agreement with Pete 7 on this one,even at the poker run,Jims 10mtr battleship was starting to catch the big outboards sports boats when the chop started,I looked over to the right and saw this racer with its nose in the air and a worried look on everybodys faces till it slowed down.

They are good for what they are but they arnt an offshore Irish sea boat IMHO.

Fi you hit the nail on the head when you said out for the day for a picnic and a bit of skiing, just brill.

What I have tried to do is combine all the offshore qualities of a cruising rib,with some cruising comforts and overnight capabilties as I believe an offshore Cabin rib is the ultimate offshore long distance cruiser IMHO.

Yep Horses for courses.
__________________
www.eurocommuter.com
crazyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 13:17   #24
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Aberystwyth
Boat name: Undecided
Make: Undecided
Length: Undecided
Engine: Undecided
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 605
Yeah, speed is good, it's a bit of a laugh, but I'm quite happy messing about at 30kts in a RIB that can handle itself when it gets rough.

I want a RIB that I can use for cruising in both calm and rough weather, having a bit of a laugh in every so often, and dive from, and for this, a basic RIB is what I need. And anything other than jocket seats just look wrong!
__________________
narked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 14:00   #25
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: wizzard
Make: REDBAY
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 835
Battleships

Its not about comforts and big old battleships but getting back in one piece, Ribs arnt for posing in, they are for getting it on in serious sea conditions.There are plenty of fast boats but not many fast boats that can keep it up when the conditions change.Deep V ,high bow jockey seats, speed is not much use to you when its gusting 7 or 8 we dont need toilets, central heating,showers, and the last thing you should be concerned about is age.Its obvious , look at the list of companies who have ordered Redbays on their site, Gibraltar Customs, Northern Ireland PSNI for example, Rathlin Island Ferry they even built a ferry that can operate in Force 10, and be legal,Look at the type of boats used by the RNLI surley they need speed and stability, not a narrow nose in sight.As I said before about Lencraft ,amazing boats Intruder, deep V high bow, get u there and get you home.They were some good pics posted by Fiona on the Gallery of the racing ribs SWAMPED and UPSIDE down http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2446 , (what sort of rib towed them in) I mean thats great if thats what you want in a rib AND IF YOU LIKE MAKING INSURANCE CLAIMS but not me
__________________
www.dublinsislands.com

WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY THE MICE GO TO REDBAY..............
gavin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 14:33   #26
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hamble
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 2,317
Re: Opinions

Quote:
Originally posted by gavin
By the way Dirk thanks for your quoted input and please note for the purpose of future gramatical corrections (I passed a building SITE today ) and ( I have the boat in SIGHT) cheers Gavin
Sorry Gavin, you and your sidekick has lost me there, I obviously don't understand Oirish humour.

I like the bit about you passing a building site though, over here you lot all work on them!!
__________________
Dirk Diggler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 14:49   #27
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Blackpool
Boat name: To Exi
Make: new sib 4 man
Length: 8+ft
Engine: Mariner 4hp long shaft
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,012
Er Gavin wheres the bit about the force 10 passanger carrying rib the ,Rathlin Island Ferry can you point me in the right direction ?

Redbay are great boats in my oppinion but I wasnt aware of anyboat that had a ticket for a force 10 exept a RNLI life boat that cant take paying passengers out.Please show me the info as this is a first as far as I now.

Everybodys is knackerd in a force 10 if they are lucky enough to survive.

Ta
__________________
www.eurocommuter.com
crazyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 15:52   #28
Member
 
Pete7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gosport
Boat name: April Lass
Make: Moody 31
Length: 9m +
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 4,850
Rathlin Island is 5 miles off the North Irish Coast and the bay inside the island has some amazing tides caused by depths that vary from 20 to 90 metres. The sound can be calm on rough days at sea and outrageous on calm days when the tides start to run against each other. Brilliant diving but only for those who have got there act together. The outside (North) edge of Rathlin has the deepest underwater cliffs in the UK. Definately not an area for the faint hearted.

Pete
__________________
Pete7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 16:36   #29
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Blackpool
Boat name: To Exi
Make: new sib 4 man
Length: 8+ft
Engine: Mariner 4hp long shaft
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,012
Force 10 ?



__________________
www.eurocommuter.com
crazyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 July 2003, 16:36   #30
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Blackpool
Boat name: To Exi
Make: new sib 4 man
Length: 8+ft
Engine: Mariner 4hp long shaft
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,012
Force 10 ?

I agree Pete but Gavin has said that they produce a legal f10 passenger/ferry carrying rib ?.

I am aware of the Redbay rib and In my oppinion it is a fine piece of kit for offshore stuff and if your unfortunate enough to be cought out in a 7/8 then if you have to be on a rib then that is one of the best,IMHO

To be on a small boat/rib in a force 10 or to believe they actualy are MCA coded and legal for carrying passengers in a F10 is beyong anything I have ever heard of before ?.

Beutiful place Rathlin though.

To be fair I may be wrong as strange things happen,but I await Gavins information and I will then make a decision as to weather its Totaly Bizzar or simply a fact.

__________________

__________________
www.eurocommuter.com
crazyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.