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Old 26 April 2006, 22:45   #31
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A lot depends on the conditions you go out in - if you want really high speeds you may as well stick to a hard boat. Something like a Fletcher or Ring 21 will do 70mph and is FAR cheaper than a new RIB.

RIBs are best in the rough - if 40kts feels slow on a flat calm day it certainly won't feel slow in a Force 7.....

I would normally try to go for the biggest engine option - you can always throttle back and save fuel.
Cod.... stick to a hard boat??? Why? I have a twenty six foot "hard boat" with twin mercruisers, v-8s. It goes along pretty good and its great to sleep on, have sex on and the air conditioner works well on a hot summer night. But if I want to go fast... and do it in a chop... I do not need a glass boat. The rib is a lot more fun and as quick as twin engined v-8's. As far as that goes it's a lot faster than my glass boat...no comparision. From you of all people... My hero... the CODMEISTER!!!
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Old 27 April 2006, 02:40   #32
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errr...Why spend that much then? It's perfectly feasible to spend £4k-£5k on an older boat that'll do exactly the same job and you won't lose as much (if any) on depreciation.
Quite agree there is not a direct correlation between the size of boat and the amount of fun you can have.
Indeed if nothing else you can afford to use a smaller RIB more often as it cost 25L a day not 50L. And seeing as how the current mob are doing all they can to get this to equate to £25 and £50. that is quite a saving.



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That Humber looks like a bloody good deal though.
looks even better in this link ???
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Old 27 April 2006, 07:25   #33
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Cod.... stick to a hard boat??? Why? I have a twenty six foot "hard boat" with twin mercruisers, v-8s. It goes along pretty good and its great to sleep on, have sex on and the air conditioner works well on a hot summer night. But if I want to go fast... and do it in a chop... I do not need a glass boat. The rib is a lot more fun and as quick as twin engined v-8's. As far as that goes it's a lot faster than my glass boat...no comparision. From you of all people... My hero... the CODMEISTER!!!
I don't mean a YANK hard boat!!! I meant a British speed boat - most of the RIBs around today have their hulls based on them!!!

What I was trying to say was RIBs really come into their own in the rough - in the sort of weather that sends most hard boaters scuttling back to the bar!!!

If you never go out in the rough you don't deserve a RIB!!!
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Old 27 April 2006, 07:27   #34
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most of the RIBs around today have their hulls based on them!!!
Some more than others
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Old 27 April 2006, 08:01   #35
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I don't mean a YANK hard boat!!! I meant a British speed boat - most of the RIBs around today have their hulls based on them!!!

What I was trying to say was RIBs really come into their own in the rough - in the sort of weather that sends most hard boaters scuttling back to the bar!!!

If you never go out in the rough you don't deserve a RIB!!!
I am curious Codders. How many times have you been out in a RIB in the rough? I mean you post with great authority and presumably from great experience?

As for the 'YANKS' not knowing how to build hardboats capable of the rough, presumably you've never heard of cigarette, fountain, Boston Whaler etc etc.
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Old 27 April 2006, 08:25   #36
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I don't mean a YANK hard boat!!! I meant a British speed boat - most of the RIBs around today have their hulls based on them!!!

What I was trying to say was RIBs really come into their own in the rough - in the sort of weather that sends most hard boaters scuttling back to the bar!!!

If you never go out in the rough you don't deserve a RIB!!!
O.k.... you are forgiven, sounded like you were getting ready to convert.
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Old 27 April 2006, 11:04   #37
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If you never go out in the rough you don't deserve a RIB!!!
Too right, Codders. Obviously you're a bit of an action man on the quiet.

Incidentally, I'm in your neck of the woods this weekend working for this oufit.......


http://www.paraquest.co.uk/

Turn up on Sunday and we'll give you a free jump.

I promise on my Mothers grave that I won't interfere with your parachute.

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Old 27 April 2006, 12:15   #39
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Too right, Codders. Obviously you're a bit of an action man on the quiet.

Incidentally, I'm in your neck of the woods this weekend working for this oufit.......


http://www.paraquest.co.uk/

Turn up on Sunday and we'll give you a free jump.

I promise on my Mothers grave that I won't interfere with your parachute.

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mmm likely story.

I have a perfectly logical fear of heights - if I KNOW something is secure I am fine - for example a ladder up a tower crane is no probs - one bolted to a wall is no prob - one balanced against the side of a house bouncing around - no chance.

Dangling from a bit of fabric that someone else has packed - no thanks!!!
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looks even better in this link ???
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That's not the same boat. One's 2 stroke the other's 4.
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