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Old 01 January 2014, 19:02   #1
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Pros and cons of a rib 10ft jet tender vs center console 10ft rib with outboard

I am looking for some guidance , I have a 13 ft wide X 3ft deep swim platform , I am trying to decide between a 10ft RIB with a jet drive vs a 10 ft RIB center console with a small outboard , any suggestions pro' , con's brands , models for salt water use THANKYOU Elliot PH : 516 528 5010
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Old 01 January 2014, 19:15   #2
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Any reason for a centre console one against just a tiller on an outboard .
Something that small with a centre console will not give you all much room to play about with .
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Old 02 January 2014, 04:14   #3
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I found the centre console type jet ribs are painful at slow speed , ( if its a 2 stroke ) , rough and not much space at all compared to a rib of the same size with an OB of the same length.

The jet stuff will more often than not allow you to tow toys etc as they run more HP than you could ever get from an OB on the same size boat.
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Old 02 January 2014, 04:44   #4
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My one and only drive of a 3.5m jet RIB was that at slow speed I could not get it to go in a straight line without continual correction. Maybe that was a bad one.
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the wee jet ribs are a lot of fun when they're working. I tried the a yamaha powered one but it's stupidly unreliable.
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Thankyou i think i will pass on this one and look for a traditional rib with an outboard
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A mate had a go in one (he has a 7.5 Scorpion) and as said above he couldn't control it at slow speed.
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Thankyou i think i will pass on this one and look for a traditional rib with an outboard
It's significantly cheaper to repair an outboard as well, and significantly cheaper to repower too.
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