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Old 06 July 2006, 07:13   #11
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Foil Assisted Cat Hull

Yes, it CAN be foil assisted, but the extra speed and fuel efficiency comes from having these fitted. The boat will do 40 knots without the foils fitted.

The back end relies partially on the tubes, as you will notice they sit just above the water and then sit in the water right at the aft end. This RIB is available without the tubes too, but the deck sides are slightly higher and the beam is slightly thinner to ensure that it stays afloat with similar benefits of the RIBcat.

The tubes are inflated all the way to the bow, so if for whatever reason the nose dived into the water it would come back out with relative ease. Its best to think of the RIBcat as a RIB hybrid, in my view.
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Old 07 July 2006, 10:01   #12
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The RIBcat will be here at the end of August - if you would like to book a ride/viewing then please email tradesales@mcproducts.net

Bookings will be taken for end of September and beginning of October - best bring a jacket!!
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Old 07 July 2006, 10:06   #13
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Production Piccies

Here is the deck from the mould, for those interested you will see that there is plenty of stowage in the bow, fwd seats and aft seating too.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...alot/Deck2.jpg

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Old 07 July 2006, 11:38   #14
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I don't call 35k "low-cost"
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Old 07 July 2006, 11:58   #15
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Tim,

You wont get the kind of prices you've become accustomed to for ever dude!

35k is almost to low for credibility in some circles, take for instance almost everyone who drives a Range Rover Sport, what a comedy car! I burst out laughing whenever I see one.

....." I'd like the best off road vehicle I can buy"
"that'll be the Ibex Sir"
"I want to fit low profile alloys"
....."that'll be the Range Rover Sport Sir and would Sir like us to fit tractor tyres to his Caterham Super 7 as well they'd look lovely"


How is LUECs ex-DB2? have you renamed her yet?
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Old 07 July 2006, 12:02   #16
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Hi Simon. Shes all finished and on the water now. She's now called "Neptune", Ive very pleased with the results Started on my next project now....

As for the price on this cat thing, 35k for a 6m open boat with two small engines. You've got to be having a laugh. Have a look on boatsandoutboards; you could pick something up that will sleep six in comfort with a wine fridge and a shower for that!
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Old 07 July 2006, 12:12   #17
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the reality of whether 35k is low cost or not will be borne out in the number of sales, if they sell like hot cakes then your marketing will have proved useful, if you dont sell any and have to keep dropping the price to attract a customer then i would venture to suggest over priced.

the market and the strength of your sales and marketing will decide i guess.

its an interesting concept but as a regular rib owner i would not consider one as it does not look strong enough for my perception of what a rib needs to be capable of.
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Old 07 July 2006, 12:19   #18
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another question......

if jumping some largish waves, what is the hull like for landing, would it be soft or would it slam

I would have thought the two hulls being thinner would give less progressive boyancy and if water hit the top of the inner gap it would slam uncomfortably

just wondered...
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Take a look at these, http://www.hysucat.co.uk/. We had a dealer in our area and he sold a few of the smaller ones but the idea never caught on and they are by no means a RIB. I took the dealer out in our 7.8 Ribcraft and showed him what a real RIB experience was like. He was very impressed.

I have also been on the cat and I'll just say it was a completely different type of ride than the RIB. I would not feel safe doing the same things I do with RIBs. The quality of the Hysucat was also very poor and they didn't seem to hold up well to abuse (normal RIB use).
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Take a look at these, http://www.hysucat.co.uk/. We had a dealer in our area and he sold a few of the smaller ones but the idea never caught on and they are by no means a RIB. I took the dealer out in our 7.8 Ribcraft and showed him what a real RIB experience was like. He was very impressed.

I have also been on the cat and I'll just say it was a completely different type of ride than the RIB. I would not feel safe doing the same things I do with RIBs. The quality of the Hysucat was also very poor and they didn't seem to hold up well to abuse (normal RIB use).
Clearly another person who does not have a clue what he is talking about
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