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Old 06 August 2004, 06:02   #1
Country: Other
Town: Lisbon, Portugal
Length: no boat
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 5
Presentation and Rib opinion

Hello my name is Bruno and Iím writing y guys from Portugal.

Iíve been looking at the forum from some time, but just did the registration today.

I discover the potential of Ribs this summer when i did a tour in the Sado River looking for some Dolphins...

Iíve been lookin at some Rib manufacturer and i would like your opinion in some of them

Portuguese constructor:
Barcoeste ( they have a nice 6.20meter rib in a nice finish.
Valiant ( the Vangart 570

Other makers:

Capeli seems really nice finish ( more expensive)
Bat 590 sl ( seems really nice finish ( more expensive)
Nuova Jolly seems really nice finish (more expensive)

In all of them a 90 to 115 HP seem to me ok.

Talking about a 4 strokes engines, are there big differences between a Japonese ( Suzuki/Honda/Yamaha) and a mariner?

My objective is to do some trips on the Portuguese costs and some water sport

Thank y in advance

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Old 07 August 2004, 08:54   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
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A lot depends on what you want to do with the boat - the ones you are looking at seem to be more leisure based - just because a RIB looks pretty doesn't mean that it will handle well - if you only want to use it in calm waters a medium V hull is ok but for rough water you need a deeper V.

The Suzuki seems to be about the most popular 4 stroke in that size - very smooth and quiet.

I am sure there are some people here with experience of Valiants - they are quite a popular make - look at Avon/Zodiac/Bombard as well.
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