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Old 22 February 2009, 18:14   #31
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thats right zippy,

i ve been looking for alternatives in europe but i did not find another cabin rib that looks as solid. The big disadvantage of this boat is the range to the factory. It's very expensive to let them come over.

you 'll find other boatbuilters here to make you an prototype but then you suffer "prototype ilnesses"
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These peoples boats are superb, The cabin rib I saw at seawork 2006 was the best built rib I have ever seen. It put a Delta to shame and that's hard and they both made a Quinquarri look fugly.

Did you try them?
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Old 22 February 2009, 18:20   #32
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protector

no I didn't have the chance that's wy I was looking for people who did.
I just did some research on the net for a safe "family boat" with cabin and the protector seemed the best choice to me.
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Old 22 February 2009, 18:37   #33
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yes but the large beam is the problem...
Rayglass -- 2.88 m (2.45m, deflated)
Redbay -- 2.77 m (56cm tubes, so ? 2.21 m or less deflated)
Parker - 3.16m (58 cm tubes, but no overlap of wheelhouse on tubes, so maybe just over 2m deflated)?
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Old 22 February 2009, 18:57   #34
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parker and redbay

correct Polwart,

those two boats are a good alternative,
I will look further on them, altough I like the shape of the protector more.
Are those boats also available on twin engine ?

Thank you very much for the leads !
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Old 23 February 2009, 03:49   #35
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Having driven the Protector alot, and know people whose job it was and still is to drive them professionally, they are a great boat. I am a fan of the centre console boats rather than the cabin for work purposes.
When you have done 1000 hours in one in 10 months, i feel you get to know a good boat.
And this is a great boat.
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I've never seen a Parker cabin rib in real life but, going by that picture, I'd put money on the roof being wobbly, side to side.
Biffer take the bet. We have six such with the Bulgarian SAR and have just supplied the first of four to the Polish Border Guards. For those with long memories we had the very first one at Ribex 2004 and 3 of us took it back to Poland by sea - the longer route around Denmark.

Kris no problem in testing one if you are prepared to travel to Gdansk Poland
(these are fitted with twin jets but there are also 2 similar crafts with twin stern drives)

a 9 mtr twin diesel cabin rib will be quite heavy say over 4,000 kg so too much for a standard trailer not to mention the total weight for the towing vehicle
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This protector noticed is on the market, looks ex AC Cup support craft...

http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats-fo...aspx?R=7543663

I have seen it around my yacht club, they look awesome! love to get one of these one day..
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correct Polwart,

those two boats are a good alternative,
I will look further on them, altough I like the shape of the protector more.
Are those boats also available on twin engine ?

Thank you very much for the leads !
Kris,
I'm looking at a Protector 8.5 as well - did you end up with one or what became your choice?


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